Rani was great fan of books & movies.
Even like my
favorite real-life people like my Papa, Grandpa and Superstar Heroes of the
Hindi Film Industry viz. Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan!"
Stubble came in the way
of their chance.
When her family was busy looking for a match for her, Rani prayed that they find her perfect Mr.Right.
She turned to her Gods. For the umpteenth time she noticed that all the Gods she worshipped are clean-shaven- Lord Jagannath, Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva… OMG!
“Dear God, I do hope my Mr.Right is smart and certainly clean-shaven like all the characters I love- Sherlock Holmes, Mr. Darcy, Prince Charming, Superman, Spiderman, Batman…
|Superman, Spiderman, Batman|
Rani realized that the only non-clean-shaven person she loved was Santa Claus!
When her family showed her a photograph of a prospective groom who had stubble or beard, Rani shook her head.
Even listening to a Hindi movie-song, Rani wondered, “What use is a stubble between Ram & Leela if Ram loves Leela & Leela loves Ram?”
She must have been thinking too much about all this. That night, Rani dreamt that her Swayamvar is taking place. She was dressed like a Princess in wedding finery. But all the prospective grooms had beards! Rani didn’t know whom to choose to garland as her husband… All those Kings were looking expectantly.
Rani didn’t give them a glance.
Even in her dream she was rejecting them and frantically searching for her clean-shaven Mr.Right!
Then she saw him- the only clean-shaven face in the crowd in sight…
Rani thought of the song – ‘Mere Khwabon mein jo aaye’ (The one who comes in my dreams) from the Hindi movie- Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ) (The ones with heart will take the bride)
Rani read that DDLJ will be celebrating 1000 weeks & 7000 days of its release on December 18, 2014. Rani was convinced Clean-Shavenwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. (The clean-shaven ones will take the bride)
Rani preferred so as everyone was clean-shaven in her maternal & paternal family-Grandfather, Father, Uncles, Brothers… Stubble reminded Rani of death in the family. As per Odia customs, whenever someone dies, the menfolk remain unshaven for 10 days.
“Hope he’s clean-shaven!” Rani thought.
Does Rani get her Mr. Right? What happens next?
Read the story's next part- The Match-Fixing