Various things have happened. None of them in the least interesting, but that’s never stopped me from writing about them before. Firstly, where I couldn’t find a single job, now I have two. Allah jab bhi deta he chappar phaar ke deta he. Chappar, patloon, chaata…in my case God doesn’t rain, He pours. Haye, how I love Him.
Both jobs are part-time, both are design-related (thank Heavens, I’ve been having nightmares of ending up as a *gasp* merchandiser) both seem exceedingly fun; one has a plus point of being in Zamzama- coffee and pastry galore *joy joy joy*, the other has this really cute guy…really cute. Such a gentleman, he helped me carry my portfolio out, and the most adorable laugh…
So what if he’s my boss?
And so what if I’m not single anymore?
Has that ever stopped anyone?
Am I the only person in this part of the world (regardless of her claims I doubt anybody in Lithuania has heard of her) who feels remotely sorry for Meera?
Am I the only one who thinks the way the media is treating her is disgusting, to say the least?
S. has been following the Meera scandal for some obscure reason. He finds it hilariously funny and because I don’t have cable, recounts every new episode of ‘Meera marries some dude’ in fresh, invigorating detail. As a bonus, he does a crazy cute impersonation of Sohail Warraich.
So anyway, he told me to check out Meera’s latest interview to the press and because he’s S. and I’m bored, I actually do. Seen it? Duh, you have. It’s all Geo’s talking about.
With the electricity crises, rising prices, Obama’s healthcare reform mission attacked by crazy white pointy mask wearing republicans, and other strange things in the air, Geo still focuses on Meera and her husband (?).
Tell me, when she asked for the cameras to be turned off, she wasn’t speaking in her famed unintelligible English- so why didn’t that jackass understand her?
What right does Geo have to show that footage?
And what right do they have to judge her?
If you’re in the Pakistani film industry, chances are you didn’t come from the best of backgrounds. Chances are you didn’t get an english medium education, or a sound upbringing full of little ethical tidbits stuffed with love and affection; chances are- and I’m not spitballing here- that you might not even know who your father is. I googled Meera- there’s nothing on the internet that suggests she existed before her first movie.
Google a relatively little known Indian actress like Dia Mirza and you’ll get her father’s name, her schooling, her first modeling stint and commercial. She exists, Meera doesn’t. Irtiza Rabab is nobody.
Irtiza Rabab has nothing going for her except her looks and a desire to be somebody, regardless of how she does it. So yes, she’s a film actress, yes, maybe she doesn’t speak English fluently, or have the smartest head on her shoulders- but you don’t treat a human, any human, like the piece of shit that Geo is treating her as.
So yes, that’s their job. But when somebody asks you to turn the camera off, you do it. Even if she takes off her shirt and starts dancing, you have no right to show that on public television because it is a breach of that person’s privacy. What is off air is off air.
You should know that shouldn’t you? Don’t you have background?