Tusshar Kapoor You Have Killed a Connection

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

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Tusshar Kapoor becomes a single father. He is not the first one.Dance instructor and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar was allowed to adopt a boy as a single father.That was more of an exception than a norm.As single men are generally discouraged from adoption. In exceptional cases too, they can only adopt a male child.

But surrogacy is different from adoption.

There are no laws on ART(Assisted Reproductive Technologies), but there are draft guidlines by the ICMR (Indian Council Of Medical Research), that state surrogacy is an option only for married couples who are infertile. But this is India. Here laws are meant to be disobeyed. Guidelines are not meant to be adhered to.

There is this infertility specialist Dr Nandita Palshetkar, at Lilavati Hospital in Bandra Relcamation, Mumbai, who says that most single men who came to her with requests of becoming father via surrogacy, are either divorcees or have had failed relationships in the past.

So far I know through media reports, Dear Tushhar Kapoor you don’t fall in either category.

You say your parental instinct arose, as you are shortly going to touch forty, hence this move.Agreed. Its your choice and decision. We have heard that Men get naughty at forty. Maybe this is your way of expressing naughtiness. Going for surrogacy to become a single father.Welcome to the club that is founded by you.You are a pioneer.

One of the basic conditions for surrogacy is that a would be single parent/father has to give this assurance that he has a strong support system at home to nurture the child. Agreed, you could afford to give that assurance too.Hail your caring and loving instincts and backup mechanism.

But do you know that this personal decision of yours has inadvertently caused an immense harm to your professional work area- the beloved hindi film industry, that your father as a Jumping Jack ruled once upon a time, and your sister as a Jumpy producer is misruling at present. You have single-handedly destroyed a sub-genre of our family dramas where Ma-Aai-Ammi-Mother was a pivot,an axis of the whole film.

Now there cannot be another Mother India or Vaastav where mother could turn against her own beloved son, nor a righteous cop like Shashi Kapoor who can stand tall against the towering Amitabh Bachchan and just say :“Mere paas Ma hai”(Deewar).

There won’t be any Rakhee Gulzar a la Karan Arjun who could go on lamenting ” Mere Karan Arjun aayeinge”

Even the future Bahubali has no purpose and motive left to rescue his mother Devasena (Anushka Shetty, and win back the kingdom usurped by his own cousins.

A hindi film hero who could take anything and everything but could not tolerate any insult to his mother,you have taken away his raison-detre’. The whole lot of scriptwriters are made redundant who thrived on such cliche’s as ” Ma ke doodh ka karz chukana hai”.

In defense of single man seeking surrogacy it is said that a thorough background check is made.Agreed. You passed that check. You are capable of giving the best care.But even the best of this care and nurture cannot make a future hero challenge the villain Agar tune Ma ka doodh piya hai, to saamne aa”,like Dharmendra used to throw a gauntlet.

Moreover, all those abuses directed against the mother are going to be irrelevant, and will escape the wrath of CBFC (the so called censuring and censoring body), with this phenomenon of single father catching up.Small mercies.

Tusshar Kapoor, your intentions may have been pure, but its repercussions are going to redefine the writing of films, the characterisation of a hero and the whole box-office calculations of Hindi cinema, at least. I am not calculating the fall out on regional cinema at all.

You don’t know, you killed a connection with the umblical cord, with a sub-genre that was like a milking cow for the dream sellers.

Still wish you the best.At least its going to be Happy Father’s Day for sure.


DISCLAIMER: Its a purely tongue-in-cheek and not meant to hurt anyone’s sensibilities or reputaion.

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Dhieraj Mohan is Hindi cinema's keen observer. With earnest interest in its dynamics and constantly changing milieu he revels in dwelling on the discrepancies, idiosyncrasies,contradictions,masala and the formula that defines Bollywood.He is a poet and a screenwriter too,who simply adores Hindi cinema's chameleon like traits.

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