Controversy theories have plagued Indian sports in the last week much to the delight of some of India's acclaimed serial killers. Ekta Kapoor, in an exclusive media interview to SaaS TV, thanked the Indian sportsmen for her inspirational new biopic, Khelo aur Jhelo (JLo?). In her usual candid self, Ms. Kapoor spoke about the various problems troubling the cricketers of today. So, in her typical style, she chose a name starting with 'K', and says that this is one of a kind serial, bringing to the forefront, the relationship between sportsmen and their in-laws. In-laws? Yes, as she has repeated often, this is a "one of a kind" serial. Media sponsors are thronging her house, in a bid to gain valuable advertisement spots for her 1199 episode drama. When quizzed why she has to offer only 1199 episodes, she said that the story will take its course, and depending on the response, she plans to continue the plot. The interview has generated never before heard of TRP ratings, and the title has already evoked considerable curiosity and speculation. Every news channel is flashing the news of Ms. Kapoor's new serial-killing venture, and as per latest media reports, it is the title that is keeping people on their toes. Is it Jhelo or JLo? Is there a connection between the Indian cricketers (which other sport have we heard of?) and Ms. Jannu Lopu (JLo)? For people who haven't heard of JLo, she is the latest Bollywood Diva, who has plunged into the world of Indian Personalities League (IPL). IPL is all about big bucks, and you can see why various film personalities and cricketers have signed up for this entertainment bonanza. IPL is a world of connections, rather cross connections, between cricket and films, and there are unconfirmed reports from highly reliable sources, that there might be some cricket played in this league to entertain the big bad world of Bollywood personalities. So, obviously, there is big money involved!
As the IPL entered its first week, two big theater personalities, always known for their notoriety and mischief, created havoc on the sets. Bhajji, the fighter and Noshanth, also nicknamed sissy poo, brought out their true selves in front of the world, after putting up a show of quiet and poise for a week. In front of the entire media (obviously it is such a big show that everyone was present on the sets), Noshanth was slapped by Bhajji for provoking him in front of a whole lot of theater artists. As always, there are unconfirmed reports that Noshanth played with the sentiments of Bhajji. JLo, the current Bollywood sensation, is supposed to be a very good friend of both these comic characters. After the famous monkey-gate scandal, she began to maintain a safe distance from the protagonist Bhajji. She also liked the on-screen, rather on-field, performance of our volatile hero, Noshanth. His so called aggression, matched by none, coupled with his histrionics on the field drew her towards him. This led to small skirmishes between the two jokers, and gradually in one such encounter, Bhajji, unable to bear any further taunts, in a fit of rage and jealousy, broke the shackles with a big slap. Noshanth could not handle this unexpected physical injury, and in front of the entire media network, sobbed uncontrollably. The organizers of the IPL could not let this pass off easily, and summoned the victor and the vanquished. Obviously there had to be a witness in spite of the fact that about a billion people witnessed the fracas. Who else could be the witness, but our very own Satyanand Dulkar, who has stood by Bhajji many a time, performing the rescue act whenever called. His outright opinion almost helped Bhajji being let off with a mild warning. But our super artist, Noshant is no loser. He made sure he brought his tear glands to action once again, and having run out of napkins, the IPL governing body, with great difficulty slapped the ban on Bhajji. For eleven months, Bhajji is supposed to abstain from seeing any Bollywood personality, and especially JLo.
As always, people are talking about the pros and cons of the harsh outcome. But Ekta, the only one who has seized this great opportunity with both hands, has made sure that she hits the headlines before any other director can use this concept. With a so much to reveal title, Khelo aur jhelo, she has put the people of this country in a quandry. Even though she has clearly said in the interview, that she is going to harness the emotional quotient by depicting the relationship between sportsmen and their in-laws, the media is speculating that this could be about Noshanth, Jlo and her prospective in-laws.
Again, there are unconfirmed reports that after the tear-gate scandal, JLo has split up with Noshanth. The last we have heard of about JLo is that she is with Bhajji, truly admiring him for his valor. Sadly for the unlucky Noshanth, he is supposed to be in tears again. Poor guy, he has to go through so much mental trauma after the physical assault. It is a classic case of Sleeping with the enemy! So, this biopic could well be about why JLo broke up with Noshanth because of difficulties with her prospective in-laws (even though it had nothing to do with in-laws)? Ekta, after all, can change the script just minutes before it airs on the television. Well, we are in for an interesting ride, aren't we?