There are two people that do not need any introduction. First, is Mr. Kamaal R Khan (aka KRK) and second is Deepika Padukone (aka Bharat ki Beti). Both have their unique way of staying in news. The only difference being, KRK doesn’t have to flaunt his cleavage to do so or go to war with a leading newspaper. Instead he chooses porn star and celebrity bashing. Recently, there was a video released by Vogue Magazine where Deepika talks about a lot of things, like the rights to not wear a bindi or whatever clothes she wears, having sex with whoever she wants, inside marriage, outside marriage as it is her choice. Though we find the video totally ridiculous, we do not criticize her for this, because for sure these words are definitely not “her choice” or her words and even if they are they are none of our business. If you need a brushing up on this video, you can visit the below link.
When this video was out, us Indians reacted the way we would have reacted to this Robot Chicken – Game of Thrones parody, i.e. we get outraged.
These days, our first reaction is outrage. No happiness, no joy, no sorrow, no anger, we skip everything and jump straight to raw outrage. Unfortunately, social media has made us way too vocal, especially about the irrelevant things. The satisfaction we get after defending Anushka’s presence at Sydney or bashing an Aaptard/BJP Bhakt is the same as that of a kid whose mother lets him watch 3 episodes of Tom and Jerry without interruption. After the Vogue Empower video was released, my Facebook news feed was full of the “cool” comments in support of video and “regressive” comments opposing the video. One such reaction to the video, which is obviously labelled as regressive, stupid, idiotic by many is KRK’s review of Deepika Padukone’s video.
Since the “cleavage fight incident” that was perfectly timed around the release of “Finding Fanny”, Deepika is seen as a modern girl who is targeted because of her free and open lifestyle and also to some extent a victim of internet bullying. The fact is, you don’t know internet bullying unless you are following KRK on his Facebook page. People wait for him to post something, just so they can reply with abusive comments and memes. There are many like me who have joined his page, just to read these abusive comments (trust me they are fun). For someone with a such hyper-negative PR score, to take on a popular super actress takes a lot of guts and that is why our team has decided to post this video. Along with this, KRK at no point is critical of Deepika, in fact he has detailed out all the things that she has listed and provided counter arguments for the same and we think this is the most civilized way to respond or debate. KRK’s only fault here is that he is KRK and is not polished in the way he presents things. Still, this video is a much better watch than that vogue empower video, which barely qualifies as a bad shampoo commercial. For starters, this one is really hilarious (because it is KRK) and has awesome quotes such as,
“Sande ka tel lagakar apne hathiyaar ki maalish” , “Saath saal ka budha apne padosi ki 16 saal ki beti ke saath”, “Deepika isko deti hai, usko deti hai” etc. i.e. typical KRK stuff. Also, KRK is amongst the few have questioned not only Deepika, but also Homi Adajania (who owes me Rs. 500 for that stupid movie Cocktail, which I left half way through, as I got a headache). He has asked him, “agar Bhabhi apne boyfriend ko ghar lekar aati hai to that is bhabhi ki choice”. Though we are not taking any sides in this whole debate, i.e. who is right or who is wrong, still we think KRK is being targeted and criticized unfairly and just because he is KRK and not a typical Page 3 personality like Deepika or Homi Adajania.