Jun 19, 2006

Laugh or cry?

Recently, our group's graduate student from Pakistan asked me a qn...

He: So, which part of India are you from?
Me: I am from South India...
He: Really? but u dont look like a South Indian...
Me: Bcos I dont have a mush?
He: No... bcos u dont have a tummy.. I have seen all south indian heroes with big tummies...
Me: ?!?!??!

10 comments:

tt_giant said...

LOL! take that as a compliment... what else can I say?

sks said...

Agree with tt-giant,
a) you look like a hero
b) you do not have a tummy.
would that pakistani guy meet me?

Nitin said...

heh, yeah. good one. show him a pic of dhanush.

Raju said...

Deepak, compliment for me is OK.. but for our beloved heroes... :-( ?
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Sanjay, only b) is correct.. come on yaar,. dont pull me..

If you visit my lab, yes.. i will intro u to him.. And, u might find a difference in me :-) Substract 10 lbs from the guy u met last..
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Nitin, I guess he has watched Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Mohanlal, Mammootty, Ajith (pre-2006), our captain and Prabhu..

mitr_bayarea said...

Raju-

LoLed at this one, if the heroes are said to have tummies, then what would he have thought about many of our heroines. I guess having a huge tummy is what makes a south indian stand out apart from his accent, mush etc.

Balaji said...

guess he hasn't seen any thalaivar movies!

Nag said...

ya even kamal hasan, shivaji ganeshan most of the famous heros have it.

Raju said...

Mitr, yeah.. true about heroines.. In Tamilnadu, skinny heroines hardly survive.. (Simran was an exception)... 'Konjam pushtiyaa irundhathaan thamizh makkal ethukkuvanga".. this is bcos most men and women have tummies.. The society is reflected in the movies...
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Balaji, unga thalaivar indha vishayathuley unbeatable.. enga thalaivar avarkitte irundhu kathukkavendiyathu idhuley niraiya irukku...
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Nag, yeah... true.. Kamal had a great body till mid 80's.. He put some weight for the movie 'Sathya'... since then, he never looked the Kamal of old..

Vijay Ramamurthi said...

:)
fyi: Mammooty is 55+ years old...he looks fantastic for that age. with or with out tummy!!

Raju said...

Vijay, mm.. I havent seen Mammootty recently.. but I think you would agree that he is not your 'typical hero' material.. He is a great actor..no doubt but even 10-15 years ago he had a waistline..