First of all a big, big congratulations on the second thread! Sidra
, you have done a phenomenal job with it, it looks absolutely fantastic!
Second, the Gurmeet-Kratika ZRA nomination special segment was the most precious thing ever! I am so, so glad that we got to see a glimpse of their trip to Delhi because it seemed like they had such a fun time there! It was the first time I saw both of them interacting with fans together, and I just loved how naturally they carried themselves staying both true to their characters and real selves! The little "Yash-Aarti" moments in between were a treat and I like how they were consistent with the progression of their relationship to this point!
Some of the highlights for me were:
-The playful Yash-Aarti moment during the favorite parivaar nomination! That was GC and KS at their very best and it reminded me of their interaction in the Telly Talk segment! Loved how Kratika was jumping around trying to grab the scroll out of Gurmeet's hands while he kept swatting it away! The mischeviousness and playfulness in his eyes of infectious and so was Kratika's victorious grin when she finally managed to snatch the scroll from his hands! I am constantly left in awe of their pitch perfect expression no matter what situation they are put in and this is no different! The way Gurmeet's face fell when Kratika outsmarted him and got the scroll, to the way he perked up again when she shared her happiness at them being nominated for the favorite parivaar was done flawlessly! And the fact that most of the vote appeals were done in their "date" outfits and locations was a really nice touch!
-Yash and Aarti asking each other what they prayed for at the dargah! The way Aarti stopped Yash but putting her hand on his shoulder and thanked him for bringing her here was one of those quick, instinctive actions that I love about these two!
-The little elbow nudge Yash gave Aarti when they were sitting on the bench! Aarti looked completely affronted until he appeased her by saying that they should go and take a look at the local markets
Brilliant expressions by both GC and KS here which once again highlighted the growing comfort between Yash & Aarti! And then of course the way Yash clasped his hands around Aarti's and helped her up from the bench was precious, and the fact that it was such a natural and instinctive action from him made it all the more significant! They are becoming more and more comfortable with these small physical gestures and I am glad to see that it played over in the segment as well!
-When the newly married couple was talking about how they would like their relationship to be like AarYa's, the lady says that she wishes them and their 3 kids- Ansh, Palak, and Payal- the very best, and Kratika kind of jumps in says There's a fourth one of the way as well
! The lady looked kind of taken aback by that but Gurmeet just burst laughing at the comment! Goes on to show how well he knows Kratika and her impulsive behavior! I guess she surprises him at every juncture but he has gotten very good at getting over the them and just understanding her better because of it! Kratika always speaks her mind, and Gurmeet has become very in tune with that!
-That cute little sequence when Aarti-Yash go to the bazaar
and Aarti takes Yash to the sari shop! She is her usual self, pointing out to every sari that she likes, and he is his usual self, having an issue with every color she picked
First he didn't like the red, and then when she picked the white he told her she shouldn't wear white (foreshadowing, perhaps?)! So she's like fine, you choose one, and he picks this pretty red/gold banarsi sari which he puts around her head in a sweet gesture! But my favorite bit was when Aarti asked him if she looked pretty and he replied by saying that she always looks beautiful no matter what she wears! There was just so much warmth in his eyes when he said that and I kind of melted!
-The vote appeal for the Yash-Aarti jodi was very heartfelt, and I especially loved how Gurmeet kept looking towards Kratika after every sentence as if making sure that she agrees with him! I really like that little tidbit about all their interviews, they both are very conscious of each other, and if there is a question directed to both of them they seem to speak to each other rather than the camera, affirming each others' thoughts through nods and smiles!
-And lastly, the sweetest part out of it all for me was Yash's vote appeal for Aarti as the popular face female! It was the most genuine and heartfelt little speech and it highlighted everything Yash loves about Aarti! And the way he kept saying meri Aarti ji
was an absolute killer! I kept thinking to myself that there is no way Aarti can NOT win this award after the appeal Yash made on her behalf! I mean here you have GC, asking you to vote for his leading lady is such a sincere and heartfelt manner that can melt the coldest of hearts, what idiot is going to say no to that
And I ended up summarizing the entire segment with my scattered thoughts on it which was not my original intent! But of well, I have resigned myself to accept this kind of reaction when GC-KS are involved!
Edited by Allbut1 - 28 October 2012 at 7:32pm