Imraan Khan and Ranbir Kapoor are caught kissing on the air. Not once,but twice. Then they wipe each others’ lips off their own mouths with their sleeves lest they catch some communicable disease? This lip-lock is being used as mouth-to mouth resuscitation to revive the new season of Koffee with Karan (Star World).
There’s more. On Sunday’s K with K,Deepika Padukone suggested that one gift she would like to present to her former beau — Lucky Lips Ranbir K — would be a pack of condoms. If that’s not hitting below the belt,what is?
Meanwhile,Rakhi Sexwant,sorry Sawant,wants to know, Sex karne ke liye,sindhoor chahiye? Of course not but condoms maybe ?
With all the crudity only she can bring to the Hindi language,she cross examines her guests a young man and woman who can’t quite agree on whether they are married or unmarried. The guy says yes,the gal,no. So,Righteous R demands,Did you have a live in relationship?
Woman: Yes. No. Live in yes,relationship no.
A lie. With Righteous R blazing eyes at her,the woman capitulates: After drinking (alcohol not fruit juice),she and he had a relationship.
Drink kiya,relationship hua?” repeats rhyming Rakhi,licking her abundant lips in anticipation of more. And there’s more,much more.
Ugh. Excuse me while I throw up the contents of what I have recently watched on TV.
Is this television or soft porn? And does Karan Johar need to lend himself to it? Reality shows are increasingly dependent on sex to boost their ratings. What else is Emotional Atyachaaar (Bindass) but snooping into the closet and sniffing out everyone’s dirty linen? It relies on elaborate sting operations,with ‘undercover agents’ who perform sexually suggestive stunts to uncover the amorous antics of young Indian adults.
It’s downright bad taste to subject us to the tantrums and recriminations which follow. People get slapped,their clothes are torn off what is it with us suddenly?
Until a few years ago,we demurely watched saas-bahu serials starring saintly wives and occasionally errant husbands but it was done with such genteel good taste you could watch them while doing your puja. Now,you are embarrassed to catch yourself watching something like Rakhi Ka Insaaf ( Imagine ). I have to close the doors,draw the curtains on Sunday mornings,tell everyone at home that I am working before I dare switch it on.
And even then I ask myself,why?
Rakhi needs to step off the air and fall into a void where no one will miss her not because she has been accused of assisting in the suicide of an earlier participant the truth of which is far from established — but because she doesn’t know how to talk on telly. Alternately,she could was her mouth out with some ganga jal?
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