Originally posted by samba12
Hello again doe eyes,
Again, thank you. IPK from the very beginning crafted a host of intriguing characters with so much potential - for instance Shashi Gupta. I was seriously hoping he would recover in the show, and spill the beans on Shyam - I don't know whether the CVs forgot about him, but that question just went unanswered in the show. So I'm very relieved and reassured you enjoyed the different character developments here!
Wanted to pick up on this comment of yours on Shashi Gupta. First off completely agree with you. Waited long for the CVs to re introduce SG into the narrative. It could have been woven so beautifully into the 'redemption track'. And he is a good actor, so the role of 'father' to not just Khushi and Payal but also Arnav would have been so natural for him to portray. It would have made Arnav's understanding of the situation and his seeking support from an older and wiser man very authentic as well. Waited in vain as usual.
Also waited for Anjali's character to grow a spine. There was every indication of this possibility, but nothing came of it. So thank you for creating the scenario where Anjali is heading in the direction of facing up to her reality and seeking support. Who better than Shashi Gupta, the father figure she misses in her life. A natural connection.
I thoroughly agree with everything you've said regarding Shashi Gupta and Anjali - it's rather sad that the characters lost their depth towards the end of the show. One of the major reasons I started following IPKKND was the fact that the story was not predictable or typical or in any way shallow - there were so many complexities and emotions and layers to everyone and everything, and it was being portrayed beautifully. One of the main factors I was looking out for was Anjali's development in character, because the minute it was revealed that Shyam was her husband it was obvious she would be as hard hit by the coming storm as Arnav or Khushi. Unfortunately though, by the time that happened...the story had kind of lost that magic touch. Sigh. I'm glad you're liking the Shashi-Anjali aspect of this story - I hope it lives up to your expectations :)
And she says its poetry for her!!
"What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed!" It warms the cockles of my heart to know that there are still people in this world who are touched by poetry. To stumble upon such souls in the wasteland of tweets -140 characters - what is that??? - SMS abbreviations, pathetically limited 'likes' and other jargon of the world of social media networking ( nothing against networking, except the way it mauls the language)...is a delight!
So thanks again...
I'm immensely humbled by your saying so :) Literature is, was and always will be my favourite subject, and reading is something of an obsession of mine, so to have my work appreciated for its language is a huge compliment, and I am so thankful!
Lookng forward to reading more updates. Read in one of your posts that you were considering a blog. Seems like a great way to go. Do let me know if this happens. Shall hope for access and a continuation of your stories...
I'm currently working on an update for this story - if all goes well, it shall be up by the end of the weekend :) I will definitely let you know once the blog is up and running - thank you so much for reading and for sharing your thoughts!