Our National Obsession: Sallu Ki Shaadi


Our National Obsession: Sallu Ki Shaadi

Illustration: Sushant Ahire


mid the distraction of the Rajput Karni Sena announcing its desire to own a collection of oddly specific body parts of Bollywood celebrities, Manushi Chillar winning the Miss World crown, and the delay in the winter session of the Parliament, it seems as if India has truly forgotten to talk about issues of national importance. Where are the concerned Indians debating about things that have really kept us up at night for several years, like Melody itni chocolatey kyun hai, and the most pertinent of all, is Salman Khan ever going to get married?

At this point, it’s as if Karan Johar and his koffee are the only Indians interested in discharging their duty toward the motherland by caring about Salman Khan’s sex life. The flamboyant 51-year-old actor, also Mumbai’s No 1 driver, has not only entertained the whole country with his shooting and acting skills, but has also taught the rest of us how to be human. The least we can do is proclaim our decision of not getting married until Sallu bhai does, like the numerous fans (including some random foreigners) announce in the trailer of the upcoming film Sallu Ki Shaadi.