Ladies and ...lada's(hope springs eternal)
Care to pause for a moment and reflect back a few months? Let me refresh your collective memories...
1.) An innocent, beautiful young girl mistakenly finds herself on a model ramp during a fashion show...the organizer of the said show, a young man himself, thinks the worst of her...believes that she has been sent by his business rivals to sabotage his show...that is enough to rouse his ire and desire to make her pay...how? By manhandling and intimidating her in the worse possible way...physical assault. Not satisfied by this, he releases a video recording that seems to insinuate less than honourable intentions on the girl's part, to the media. Vindictiveness.
2) Sometime later, when the same girl comes to work in his office and dares to express her displeasure to be in his company, this man lets her drop from his first floor office to the ground below...that there are empty cartons present to break her fall, is entirely beside the point. How dare she not grovel in his presence...how dare she open her mouth to oppose him. Not only that she be taught a lesson, he must get even. Vindictiveness.
3) When she is able to complete numerous, seemingly impossible tasks he sets for her, and in the process succeed in thwarting his bid to crush her spirit, he banishes her to a dilapidated construction site...so that she can be out of his sight. Again, the fact that he later goes and rescues her just as the house is falling about their ears, is so not relevant. Vindictiveness.
4) Then comes the Diwali night and he is unable to control his intense feelings for her, ...he blames her for being the cause of his heart's turmoil..of his growing distance with La...of being the object of his unacknowledged, yet profound attraction...So once again, after having made love to her with his eyes and more, he lashes out to her...:"Mujhe koi farak nahin padta...tumhari aur is payal ki meri liye koi ehmiyat nahin hai", How dare she rouse such emotions in me...she must pay...Vindictiveness.
5) Fast forward present day: He believes that she has been two-timing him with his Jijaji...that she is the cause of his Di's, and by extension his, troubles. In his mind, it is her fault that Shyam is lusting after her.....she is the temptress...if she had not been there, his Di's marital life would have been without any problems. So she must pay. She dared to meddle with not only his heart but his Di's happiness too. Notice how he says just before throwing her out to the terrace..."I know where you really want to be, but you cannot go there or anywhere else...you will stay where I will tell you to..." Not for you the comfort of my room or bed...you deserve no comfort. You broke my heart...I will break your mind, body and spirit. Vindictiveness.
So there you have it...the supposedly great Mr. Arnav Singh Raizada is staying true to his character...and exercising the right all great tragic heroes have had...the right to a fatal character flaw...Darcy's pride, Othello's jealousy, Hamlet's vaccilation, ASR's vindictiveness.
None of the above makes should be taken as a justification (shudders) for his actions today...nor should it be construed as (shudders even more violently) "ASR bashing". Please. PLEASE. ...Thank you!
This is how I saw his actions today...everything else but vindictiveness, took a backseat...as before, his torment and restlessness did not make a jot of difference to the fact that he was abusing Khushi, plain and simple. No amount of justification can sugar coat that piece of reality.
Let's see how long it takes for that process to restart...for restart it will...just a question of time. And then Khushi's Elizabeth Bennet will get her Mr. Darcy...
So what do you think? Most eager to know...
Edited by Vistaa - 25 February 2012 at 7:18am