Thanks Jojo ji for all your efforts and pains in the neck for making this fan club so special.
Congratulations everyone for our lil cozy house no 4.
I wish we could name it "Gaurav chopraa lil cozy house no 4"... since his birthday is on 4th... so this number 4 might be important for him... just a wild guess.
I copied this post from previous fan club since I wanted to comment on this one from quite some time now.. so here goes.
Originally posted by whynot
Scenario one: In this situation, Abhimanyu falls in love with a girl who dazzles him... here, your choices of Gauri Pradhan etc would come in handy... in this story, the girl has to initially impress him... please remember that Abhimanyu is still someone who is sauve, charming when he wants to be, a lover of music, speaks well and is a very good soldier (remember the entire hawk-dove episode?)... the new entrant has to match him on every point, i.e. match him word for word, look for look, statement for statement... they initially may have a slightly competitive, slightly 'battle of the sexes' kind of relationship... where each is trying to establish his/her superiority over the other, circling around each other and checking each other's credentials out... the initial sparring can then lead to respect, a laying down of arms and a good humoured friendship with a lot of laughter... because this is how Abhimanyu is with his friends (remember his initial days with Capt Rajveer, before the whole conflict issue started?)... and in the course of that friendship, that bantering, due to some circumstances, she discovers his vulnerable side...the person behind the persona, his attitude to his father, to violence etc... and surprisingly, perhaps even unexpectedly, understands it (his problem with his lineage was something that Abhimanyu had once shared with Naina but it was too soon into their relationship to give it these dynamics)... gives him the right amount of understanding with the right amount of tact... and shares her own vulnerabilities in return... and this is where the friendship becomes deeper, warmer... the stage where one realises that while life can be lived without this person, it would never be quite the same as living it with him/her... and then the relationship could take off from there.
Shvetal… this sounds quite interesting.. though I dun think it may necessarily start as 'battle of the sexes' relationship… I would like to see Abhimanyu in a comfort zone with her from day one, where both have respect for each other e.g as in Abhimanyu's relationship with Naina.. though he was trying to help her, but both had a comfort, not competing with each other, naina was honest, controlled, soft , vulnerable at times but overall I find her a strong character. I liked their chemistry… Had it not been related to Naveen's murder, if enough attention would have been given to this… I could see the spark…. So similarly if we are looking for a new love story with a new entrant… we can have someone… where Abhimanyu can be just be himself, suave. charming, good soldier, intelligent. and the new entrant herself is also soft spoken, charming, can match him at many aspects. But I personally dun think this kind of scenario is suitable for daily soap.. it has the risk of becoming slow at one point… to keep it entertaining and medium paced , if not fast paced…. You need really good dialogues, good scenes and nicely thought of situations… because you are talking much more than simple chemistry… it wont be love at first sight. It will need some interactions... which are simple yet interesting, which are situational...yet seem real and natural, once they have some interactions, they can reveal other aspect of each other like having fun, laughing together and some leg pullling.
Originally posted by whynot
Scenario two: This is in complete contrast to scenario one... where Abhimanyu loves someone who is very upset, very unhappy... who brings out the tenderness in him, the gallant in him... here the new entrant would need to be someone very soft spoken, meek, mild and not visibly strong... that would bring out the protective streak in Abhimanyu and make him want to shield her from the wounds that life can give, wounds that he himself has lived through (trivial or otherwise!)... here, Abhimanyu would conduct himself differently... in the beginning, there would be an attempt to help, to bring her out of her misery... the friendship would be gentler, sweeter... and the realisation of love would be different too... the girl too would need to emerge from her sorrow and come into her own, bring out her latent strength... and in that process these two people could discover themselves and each other, themselves in each other.
The reason i am sketching these two scenarios is simple... to catch Abhimanyu's attention at the present moment, the person would have to be different from the normal in some way or the other... (of course, in a show, the basic premise is that all characters will vary from the norm in some way or the other)... but i think that when they show Abhimanyu so caught up in the conflicts of KMA, in the ordinary course of things, he may not fall in love.
And i think both these scenarios are possible... because Abhimanyu too is both these people... he has a protective, understanding, kind streak as well as a fun, sophisticated, suave, competitive side as well. (though i dont know how much of this will survive, courtesy the current track record of the show)
Somehow …I see better potential here for a daily soap… as people in tv are so perfect in showing girls… who are upset, unhappy at very aspect… but I would like to see a character… whose unhappiness, restlessness is situational, temporary… it should not be a permanent feature of her personality… I dun wanna see heroine crying in every episode… so Abhimanyu helps her find her inner strength back. Supporting her to fight back, at the same time being charming.. in the process of making her come out as winner… rediscovers himself. And then this relationship changes from help, support to a friendship where he also shares his vulnerable moments with her… and the relationship blossoms from there in every scene.
Edited by superbike - 07 August 2007 at 1:01am