Friendship and Controversy!
"I KNOW THOSE ill-wishers of mine, who would try to put hurdles in my way to make me look awkward," Nargis said last week. "But, I am determined to ride this tide to better prospects in the future." Maybe, some weeks from now, things will be on a different keel.
Nargis says she has been banned from performing for some months, "because some people cannot digest my friendship with Khushbu!"
Got it? No? Well, itís nothing like the Motion Picture Sisters Union or something. It concerns the famous theatre play Nargis and Khushbu are doing together. "People saw the possibilities of a feud between me and Khushbu, because both of us have prominent roles in the play, and any small grievance can become a storm in these times. So, these back-biters were waiting for a single hitch in the play to make a mountain out of a molehill. But suddenly, they were stymied by the news that Khushbu and I have joined hands in friendship behind the stage, providing an example for the public that there is no such thing as professional jealousy if two people are open-minded and sincere. Unfortunately," Nargis paused, and said, adding emphasis, "this friendship of two actresses lit the fuse under these ill-advised people. And this prompted them to approach the authorities to put a 2-month ban on me from doing theatre!"
To cut a long story short (I think itís a lost cause now!), when Nargis and Khushbu were signed together in a theatre play, opponents were expecting some fireworks between them, and early shows did make things a bit humid. But, soon, better sense prevailed, and both girls mended fences with a garam japphi! Now, the jaalus party, having been stumped by this truce of the babes, struck through the intervention of the bureaucracy. However, insiders say that Nargis has great clout with the bureaucracy, and she could easily waive off this ban, as she did sometime ago, when she pulled such vital switches that the ban was lifted within one day. The insiders say that she is just playing along because she is pregnant, and wants to rest till the delivery, and then come back!
Sheesh! We have heard of a pregnant silence, but this is the first time one hears of a pregnant ban!