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What is in a name?

In Bollywood, if a movie is hit then the star name is repeated in other of his films because it is thought lucky. Thus Amitabh‘s character has been called “Vijay” in as many as 19 movies. We had a boy who was attendant in our office whose name was also “Vijay”. I asked him his name and when he told “Vijay”, I jokingly said that this is the name Amitabh has in many movies, he said reel life is not the real life. Although, in most of the films, Vijay came from a very poor background and destiny catapulted him to riches- all rags to riches kind of stories. May be our Vijay was in the initial stages of his role in the life although the chances of his becoming a man covered in moolah seem to be remote.

Similarly, there is another name which is very popular in Hindi movies and that is Rahul.  This name was adopted by Shahrukh Khan in as many as seven movies. Before that he had repeated another popular name called “Raj”. Then Salman Khan thought that “Raj” is also lucky for him, so this was repeated in four of his movies. But now he thinks “Prem” is very lucky for him.

Similarly when in some of Salman’s movies, the songs for him were sung by southern singer S.P.Balasubramaniam, he for sometimes insisted on the music directors to get the songs synced by him to be sung by this singer only.

As for as the girl’s names are concerned, Pooja is the most popular name. Almost all the popular modern heroines like Karishma Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit used this name for their characters in movies.


Comeback of Bappi Lahiri

Bappi Da can be seen on a number of TV shows these days. One thing leads to another in the film industry. He is the same rotund man laden with all kinds of jewelery from head to foot. But he has given us some memorable songs both in Hindi and his mother tongue Bengali. He is busy in a number of projects now, some of which are given below:

  1. Movie: Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara with Urmila and Kher directed by Jahnu Barua.
  2. Cabaret with Apache Indian (remember him Chak De), Jai Kalra & Mika of Rakhi smooching fame.
  3. Black Mailer with Mandira Baby nee Bedi and Apache Indian.
  4. Kaun Ho Sakta Hai: Purab Kohli.
  5. Bekasoor: Govinda and Priyanka Chopra.
  6. Title song of Guru under the music direction of A.R.Rehman.

Incidentally, there is a singer in USA called Dr.Dre who lifted the tune of song Kalion Ka Chaman by Dada.

Shahrukh: KKKing KKKhan

Not for nothing is he called Badshah or king Khan. He lolls in money; money seems to find excuses to go to him or Amitabh Bachpan. It never leaves them for a second.

The sobriquet of King is an appropriate one. There has been an King Shahrukh in the past; he was the king of kings and his full name was Shahpal bin Shahrukh and he ruled Qaf which was a magical place inhabited by Parees, Devs, Jinns, and other non-human species. He had subjugated them all like our incumbent King Khan who casts his spell on Bollywood Parees, Devs and Jinns.

Dev. [dev] is species of immensely huge, powerful, strong demons, mostly violent and brutal; they are invisible to ordinary human eyes, and can fly. They live in Qaf, and are kept in subjugation by Shahpal. Some are cannibalistic. Their females seem usually to be magicians.

An Ifrit. [((ifriit] is a “Demon.” The most powerful and terrifying of the Devs who rebel against Shahpal. “’Ifrit” is normally a species name, but here it is the name of a single individual.

A Jinn. [jinn] is a species of Qaf-dwellers, invisible to ordinary human eyes; they can fly. They seem to be intermarried with the Parees: Shahpal bin Shahrukh’s brother Sabz-qaba is described as a Jinn.

It was Shahpal bin Shahrukh who invited Amir Humzah- uncle of prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم ;ﷺ; salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam : Peace be Upon Him)- to Qaf. Shahrukh had a daughter called Asmaan Paree (Sky Paree) who ruled after his death and married Hamzah and held him captive by love and violence for eighteen years. She bore him one daughter, Quraishah.

So it is not any overstatement to call our Shahrukh, the King.