Twinkle Twinkle, Still a Star

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Twinkle Twinkle, Still a Star

Illustration: Juergen Dsouza/ Arré


n November 2, Ameesha Patel of DON’T-MAKE-MY-UNDERWEAR-A-FLAG fame sent out the customary tweet about the artistic greatness of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. The film’s director and Bollywood top dog, Karan Johar, who was busy retweeting reviews and appreciation from his colleagues, did not respond to Ameesha’s kindness.

On the same day, she wished Shah Rukh Khan, “one of the finest, classiest n most intelligent eloquent actors” a V happy bday, with an attached picture of SRK awkwardly side hugging her. Shah Rukh’s expression in the picture is more to the tune of a dude stepping into his bathroom to the smell of fresh faeces, post one too many aloo paranthas. SRK, like KJo, didn’t respond and Ameesha’s Twitter remained un-lit. Her Twitter did light up though on Diwali. She retweeted a fan-made poster/collage of her next to pathakas (firecrackers), whose graphical sophistication made ClipArt in MS Powerpoint 2002 seem like Avatar.