Its not often that one gets to see two moms snarl at each other , in full media glare.
( Nevertheless, it served as inspiration for deep poetry, pregnant with wisdom, epitome of creativity..nosh farmaiye.. in comments section)
For the details first :Apparently Yuvraj Singh the cricketer, had on 12th Dec 06 hosted a birthday bash which ended in a brawl.
Yuvraj Singh and his namesake Yuvraj Mahajan, allegedly fought over a girl..sigh..so whats new! The latter blames the former of making a pass at his girlfriend, which led to the latter ending up beaten black and blue by Yuvraj ‘crickis’ (cricketers) bodyguards.
Shabnam Singhs ( crickis mother) version:
Since he ( Mahajan) was totally drunk, they tried to forcibly put him inside the taxi. It was then that Mahajan became violent and started beating up Yuvi and his friends. At 2.30 am, we decided to call the police, and intimate them of the incident.
Huh?? If he was drunk could he have had the..er..balance to have gotten ‘violent and started beating up’ a gang of boyz of Yuvraj Singhs variety?? Sounds…phony!!
What a lot of muck hubris entails. It was difficult to sift out the logic from bilge when the two Moms were featured on Headlines Today.. a tv channel cashing in on the ongoing war ( they have already beamed it more than a coupla times) One mom was in the studio (Mahajan) while the other on video conferencing (Singh) and the sob opera took off!!
Whats astonishing is that while the Moms seemed to have taken it on themselves to fight the war on behalf of their strapping sons, the boyz were busy playing truant.
To cut to the chase, Neelam Mahajan has received a court order directing Yuvraj Singh and his mother Shabnam to appear in court after he had defaulted appearing for the seventh time allegedly. She sure means business.
While its almost impossible to get to the bottom of the whole affair , what seems abundantly clear is that the Mahajan boy was beaten up and not the other way around. For one, he was in alien territory, replete with bodyguards and friends of Crick. second the party comprised of Crickis friends, where he might have been isolated and threatened easily. ..no big deal for the Singh family. The Mahajan Mom pointed out the history of the Singh family in no uncertain terms. Yuvraj Singhs father, she alleged had been to prison thrice and was involved in the Jessical Lall murder case..dont ask me how? I have no clue..but this was not challenged by Shabnam Singh, Yuvrajs mom, so the benefit of the doubt does go in Mahajans favour.
What was disturbing was the fact that while the Channel seemed to obviously take sides and their slant seemed ever so lightly tipped in the cricketers favour, Neelam Mahajan, conducted herself with immaturity, and almost lost out on the sympathy vote. She should have permitted the facts to speak for themselves..but aggression and petulance is a strangely unflattering combination.
She had brought along her lawyer who fared lil better than one of the wax statues at Tussauds..since he managed to smile at the end. Amusingly, the ‘end’ comprised of Neelam Mahajan stomping off the set, but not before she personally removed the lapel mike from her lawyer. thus ensuring that he voices nothing!! What a spectacle!!
Where were the men..both the fathers and sons?? Id hate to say this but ‘chudiyaan pehenkar ghar mein baithna’ was not recommended nor advisable. They ought to have been besides their women,,if at all this matter had to be made into such a rollicking ‘tamasha’.
Honestly dear ladies, please grow up and show some class!! While one can conjecture that there must have been a fair amount of hurt, humiliation on both sides, but this purposeless venting on National tv mirrors immaturity. Nobody would help, can help or should help. If the matter is sub judice, then let it remain so. Nothing was gained, instead credibility lost.. especially Yuvraj Singh and his family since he had more at stake.
To be a celebrity encompasses ability to handle status responsibly and with dignity!
Huzoor ..scroll down for some ‘nayaab poetry’ that has arisen as if from the depths of ones soul after bearing witness to this heart rending episode..If the ‘shairs’ do warm the cockles of your heart, let me truthfully pass on the acclaim to ‘inspiration’..agar yeh ‘Shaam -e Gham -Ki -Kasam’ na hoti, to hum nacheez kya keh paate..Aneesh ne shama pesh ki, aur humne roshan karne ki koshish ki..
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