Celebs and their BB status updates
Jitesh Pillaai, the man in on star Blackberry pins, gives us a peek into that private and exclusive world
We’ve evolved from Dear diary to Dear Blackberry. We use this wonderful and sometimes absolutely annoying device to tell the world how we feel, vent, rant or pontificate.
And when one of the day-to-day perks of your job is that you get to see the BB status messages of stars, then life’s not just fun but also filled with insight. Here’s a quick run through my A-list and their status updates. Move over Facebook.
Shah Rukh Khan
I live on the edge because I don’t like taking up too much space or something profoundly philosophical. Perhaps one of a disappearing breed that still believes in the power of subtext and subtlety. A master craftsman, even on a bad day. This is not just another BB status.
The hotter it gets, the finer you will be (with a picture of his chiselled abs). Hmmm. He would give Paulo Coelho a run for the penny for his thoughts. In the last one year, he’s revealed a philosophical side to him that we hope is not his Guzaarish. The beard does add to the image, though. More Hmmm…
Ranging from the corny India is a land of nau jawan means India is a land of nine soldiers to a blah I should have used a Flash. He can be tres laconic and yet reinvent the wheel. When he’s on BB, that is. He disappears from the SIM radar when shooting.
From the cryptic to the indecipherable. The tank’s empty today. Dude, at least tell us who they’re meant for! Then we won’t wonder so much. We look for some invisible ink, and then the LED screen reminds us of the BB. So we wait. For more puzzles. The Times crossword is simpler.
Run Beera run to ………?……… They could be lines of his Rockstar songs by A R Rahman, which he can’t reveal because of confidentiality clauses, or could mean Aren’t we meant to have fun. Just like you can’t tell what Beera is thinking in real life, ever, you can’t tell what’s up to from his statuses either.
He wafts from a heartbroken smiley to an inexplicable countdown begins.
Perhaps, he has a date at the dhobi ghat? If I could give him a hug through BB, I would.
I need therapy today…but only retail therapy to wish I could sleep some more. This is chick flick right here. There, there, eternal sunshine girl. You drive retail sales - there are some companies waiting outside for you to wake up and more commercials waiting to be aired.
Changes shapes, sizes, and comments. A cutesy Daddy’s little girl to a philosophical Be a priority never an option (We sincerely don’t know who or what she’s talking about here. We don’t. Wink). You know her frame of mind. Sometimes, you get hourly updates and sometimes, the same update stays for days on end. The girl in her surfaces, and we sure love that.
She could complain Urakkam varunnu (I am sleepy) in Malayalam. Some days you will see a Tamil update like Velai pannu (go work) and on others, random English ones. Now here’s a true blue crossover star.
Why does it take me so long to see bullshit? to one word updates such as Annoyed. Hers are the quintessential heroine statements. Her BB statuses always have an air of tragedy around them. Reminds us of the late Meena Kumari and perhaps, had she used a Blackberry, what she might have posted. And then there are days when she looks like the girl who blows out the candle and refuses to curse the darkness. We also occasionally get to see the young girl that she is when she updates about the latest designer bag she is dying to buy or Two cheese pizza with Rhea. Yummy.
So that was my li’l teaser of the good, the bad and the funny in this crazy, intimate yet tell-all world of the Blackberry. But you have to belong to hear them - the exclusive club - out of the Twitter radar, outside Facebook coverage.
It’s important to keep your hands off the Blackberry for some time; else the Crackberry syndrome sets in. Sometimes, I wake up at night and reach out to check who’s status shows what, who’s pinged me on BBM, who’s not saying what.
And then I end up typing away. My status is clear.
Jab main aur star BB raazi… toh kya karega paparazzi?
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