Miss Meera Jee! =D

September 15, 2009 at 7:34 pm (Uncategorized)

Celebrities thrive on attention. After all the reason they got into showbiz was to be famous ; thus they take their popularity very seriously. Landing much sought after roles in big films or even appearing in cameos in others are just a few examples. Making an appearance on the red carpet for the premiere of some awards show or movie, becoming brand ambassador for every products ranging from watches to toothpaste, appearing as judges for talent shows, even creating a reality show which centers around their own personality (case in point: Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie for ‘A Simple Life’; where Paris’s eloquent description of everything revolved around just two words: “That’s hot!” =P) are many of the other activities that celebrities undertake in order to remain in the news.

The above mentioned options notwithstanding, one then wonders when certain less desirable news items involving certain celebrities begin to occupy the airwaves. Publicity stunt or a series of unfortunate events? It is hard to tell considering the sheer determination with which the media devours such stories and then regurgitates it in a form which mostly propagates their opinion and perception of the whole affair. However, in a country like Pakistan where the film stars are probably as shrewd and cunning as the number of journalists and reporters of the media are, one is at a loss for words. =)

News of Meera’s sudden change in marital status hit the airwaves around 10 to 15 days ago. News channels had images of the so-called nikah ceremony plastered on all the television screens of the country. Then the inevitable blame game began with accusations and allegations being hurled from both parties; the ‘husband’ claiming that the both of them had exchanged the sacred vows of marriage after which Meera did an about face leaving him in the lurch while Meera vehemently denying the existence of such a pact and therefore willing to bet her parents’ lives as well as her own career if she were to be proved wrong. (pretty bold statement if you ask me). Such developments in the media tend to leave a person confused and thus ask himself/herself these questions:

  • Why is the media still offering so much coverage to the whole affair 10 to 15 days since it came into notice?
  • Why in the world is Meera denying the marriage ever took place when images of them signing the nikahnama are circulating the media circuit?
  • Big question: What in the world did that guy see in Meera?? =P

Now let’s be fair. By taking an unbiased, unprejudiced and impartial view of things, one can judge and therefore determine that there are actually a number of reasons supporting the opinion that Meera is the victim. Can we guarantee that the  pictures taken of the nikah ceremony were not forged? hmmmm, debatable. Can we guarantee that the exchange of e-mails between Meera and the man who claims to be her husband was authentic? hmmmmm, questionable.(Although the English of the e-mail written on behalf of Meera was uncannily similar to the painful tirade she normally launches into whenever she gets the chance. William Shakespeare must be turning in his grave).  However one thing is for certain; the way Meera is handling the entire situation is not characteristic of a sensible and rational human being. Purporting one version of the events that transpired at one time and then completely taking a 180 degree turn and claiming an entirely different version has somewhat become a habit of Meera’s over the past few days. For whatever reason that she may be doing this, it is surely not helping her case as her inconsistency in explanations is overshadowing whatever amount of credibility she did possess at that point.

In the end, one is left down-hearted and disillusioned with these people as they are supposed to be representatives of their professions, yet they are conducting themselves so irresponsibly. Footage of Meera first fervently denying that such a development took place, then when asked about her views about the pictures of her nikah ceremony presented as evidence to the media, her immediate claim that she wasn’t feeling well accompanied by her request to the reporter to shut off the camera ( which they didn’t and which turned out to be a severe ethics violation on behalf of the news network) and then her shameless plead to the reporter to present a positive view of her case in the most vulgar way possible are enough to make any rational person shake his head in dismay.

Conclusively, whether the story is true, sensationalized or completely false is anybody’s guess. But one thing is for certain; the phrase “what you see is what you get” holds no value in the media domain anymore.

Below are the videos of Meera’s ‘antics’ and ‘expeditions’. Enjoy! =)

until next time, ciao. =)

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