I could not find a single reference that Arjun killed Hidimb." Asst
Director of Starbharat, Shinde was in tears. Director Ashok looked hard
at his subordinate, visibly angry. Ashok was a great Arjun fan and could
not believe that such important event be attributed to anyone but
Arjun. He had assigned a task to Shinde to find atleast a single valid
source to claim glory for Arjun.
"Sir, trust me. I checked all
different Indonesian, Tamil versions, all folklores, novels, even
theatrical performances of amateurs in remote African tribes. I employed
several scholars to dig into Persian Mahabharat, even sampled nanny
stories of Mahabharat all over India, surveyed children below 5 years of
age.. but all proclaim that Hidimb was killed by Bheem." Shinde was
apologetic. He was secretly cursing Bheem. Bheem had made his life
miserable. "Why was Bheem born so powerful and brave ? Why
cant he be like.. like .. me ? Get kicked out of bed in the morning by
nagging wife, go to office to listen to boss' sweet words, go back home
to again get insulted by wife. Humdrum life.. I must have been Duryodhan
or Shakuni in my previous births to be punished so severely."
"How about Nepali version ? They are the most authentic." Ashok was ever optimistic.
Sir. Same in Nepali version as well. Infact Nepali Mahabharat says that
Draupadi swayamvar was won by Bheem and not Arjun."
thought Nepal is a rubbish country. Never liked Hare Rama Hare Krishna
movie due to location even though I love Davanand.This is a big blow to
Mahabharat and viewers.I had already imagined the most spectacular fight
between Arjun and Hidimb." Ashok was despondent.
imagined the scene he was so used to by now. "Handsome Arjun, with his
free, long flowing hair and wooden, Apoorva agnihotri expressions
and matching dialogue delivery, shoots stream of arrows at Hidimb while
Yudhi looks at the battle with suppressed yawn. Nakul stares at his own
reflection in the polished sword of Hidimb. Sahadev suffering from
severe comprehension issues is completely confused and at loss like
Freddie of CID. Bheem lets out moronic, unnecessary laugh and bored
Kunti tries to look adequately concerned. 'Gandivdhaari Arjun' continues
to be played for the millionth time in the background."
"Life would be so easy if Kunti had only one son Arjun." Ashok
had a dreamy look. "By the way, Shinde could you please check if you
find any supporting evidence for a single son theory ?"
Edited by Cotswolds - 07 April 2014 at 2:10pm