I am participating in the 30 Days Letter Challenge where you write one letter each day. The second in the list is a letter to ‘Your Crush’
Did you know you adorned my cupboard doors almost 40 years back? No kidding. You did. Much to the chagrin of the nun who was the warden in charge of our floor of the hostel. The spoilsport that she was, she had me take off your pictures when she walked in to inspect the rooms one day. But I was not to be put down that easily. I had the pictures back on the cupboard doors, and this time I made sure they were on the inside. I only had to leave the doors open whenever I wanted to see you and have my one-sided conversations with you, something like, ‘Hey Crush, I gotta write this stupid essay on blah blah blah you know’ or ‘Crush-ho! Be back after a bath. Miss me while I am gone!’ or ‘Hey, do you know where my red top has disappeared?’
Sigh, I am sure all this is not much compared to what your die-hard fans were prepared to do for you. But guess what, I can bet my bottom rupee that no one would have offered you Bournvita or become the laughing stock of the whole hostel for doing that. You want me to explain?
I had gotten pretty weak owing to indiscriminate dieting (read eating very less food to slim down) and the tasteless hostel food. Fifteen is an awful age and you so want to impress your peers. A glass of Bournvita was the solution that was thrust on me to get me out of the rut I had forced myself into. So I’d get hot water from the mess in the basement, get back to my room on the 3rd floor and faithfully make my glass of Bournvita with milk powder, sugar and duh, spoonfuls of Bournvita.
One day, my classmate Sandra, who stayed in the room at the end of the corridor came over to discuss some homework. Or may be it had been to borrow a book. Sandra is this slim girl, all naughty-eyed and cheerful, with two untidily made plaits hanging on to her shoulders from either side of her face. She walked in while I was about to make my Bournvita. Being polite I asked her if she would have a cup too. She declined and so I made one for myself while we talked of this and that in a desultory fashion. Suddenly remembering, I turned towards the open cupboard doors and asked you,
‘Hey Crush! Sorry, I forgot. Will you have Bournvita? No?! Alright!’
I then proceeded to calmly drink from my cup. Sandra meanwhile was standing with mouth agape. Then she burst out laughing and ran out of the room. Well dear Crush, need I tell you what followed? The whole floor heard of it, and eventually all floors. Sandra could not stop laughing on seeing me for days after the incident. But do you think I minded? Not at all. I laughed with them all.
Dear Crush, you are no longer the Angry Young Man fighting against injustice, but a much older man (though still fighting injustice and also doing a host of other things like falling in love with your daughter’s friend) Old age suits you, incredibly so. In fact I have an even more massive crush on this older, debonair version of you. The present crop is no match for your suave self. The closest I come to transferring a portion of the crush I have on you is on to your son. A chip off the old block and any day better than the One Who Hams or the Shirtless One. His day will come, you just wait.
In the meantime, can I interest you in a cup of Bournvita? 😉
The Crushed by Crush. ❤
©Shail Mohan 2014
I wonder what would happen if you were to meet him on a certain game show
I simply love the way he interacts with the contestants. Such style. 🙂
You have a letter Mr.Amitabh
There. You let the cat out of the bag 😉
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Usha Pisharody said:
You too? You too? Same pinch! And to be frank, I like the older version, and the SON too! Darned right you are, his day will come too! 😀
Am enjoying the letters tremendously! From both you and the Count. 🙂
Eh? You too?!! 😀 I agree, the older version it is. sigh 😀 😀
I thought yours was George Clooney.. Or maybe the heart is large and knows no bounds 😛
Usha, Bingo, yet again!
kalpana solsi said:
My childhood friends Chaku has/had a huge crush on AB. and she named her son Abhishek. and we still laugh over it. We teasingly ask her when will Aish join your family.
Haha. true. Now Aish has gotta make her entrance 😛
Ha ha ha incredibly awesome Ma’am!!!!!!!!
Thank you 😉
Ok now I am intrigued! Who is this crush! 😀
Loved reading your crush-love-letter 😛
What? I thought it was obvious! 😀
Mammootty? Dulqar Salman? Tell tell tell Shail..pls pls..
Or is it “The Bachan”? 😀 😀
😀 😀 😉
Ayyo. No, no! The answer is already in the comments section! 😀
simple girl said:
you have a crush on Amitabh Bachhan .. and that story was cool… and bournvita is such a saviour when chocolate stocks have not been replenished …
Yes, Bournvita has that use too 😉
Shilpa Gupte said:
I thoroughly enjoyed this letter for your crush! Sweet and amusing!
Thank you, Shilpa 😀
Hahaha, did you really offer AB Bournvita, cool! 🙂 I had a massive crush on him too!
You too? no wonder. After all we went to the same school (in different eras 😛 )
This was fun to read 😀
Especially “Hey Crush! Sorry, I forgot. Will you have Bournvita? No?! Alright” 😀
Why don’t you share it with him? We have twitter and if not that,his blog is there too 🙂
Now you are giving me ideas. Ooh! 😀
😀 Try na. He does retweet or reply on Twitter. Even on his blog,he does,but then the number is larger and it’s easy to miss the comments in the blog 🙂
I am going to do it! takes a deep breath 😀
All the best 🙂 I am sure he will reply 🙂
Done! keeping fingers crossed 😀
Me keeping all fingers and toes crossed 😀
This heartthrob of a Crush
Gave many an adrenaline rush
The Bournevita-imbibing girlie
Should elicit a reply, surely
Do let us know the result of your with-fame-brush!
No reply yet, Gulshan. sniff sniff
Do you remember the picture? Put it on here
Not the exact one, but here is one similar: http://freewallpaperss.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/amitabh-bachchan-old-wallpaper.jpg
So who wasn’t a fan of that man haan? Give me one name! I can fall in love with him even when he is 70! What more have you gotta say!
By the way, I loved the Bournvita moment – when you offered him a cup. Very girlish (which generally annoys me) yet very cute! 🙂
Yeah, that was a moment. Well, I don’t think there is anything called girlish or boyish other than what humans have made up and which following generations faithfully follow never bothering to question. 🙂
Found In Folsom said:
Sahil, I think it’s time you send him the letter now. Make sure it doesn’t get into his wife’s hands 😛 LOL….you offered him Bournvita?
Haha. i shared it with him on Twitter as suggested by Bhakti. But, he didn’t acknowledge it 😛 sniffing still 😛 😉