Saturday, 17 March 2007

A Hurley burly wedding

I just can’t understand it.

A never before heard of businessman, Arun Nayar, and an over the hill British actress, Elizabeth Hurley, decide to get married.
So what is the excitement about? The media, both print and electronic, just doesn't seem to have enough of it
Neither is she at 42 a young nubile bride, (though she is undeniably beautiful) nor he a dashing young bridegroom.
The actress has been through more than one connection (to use a euphemism), and the businessman, too, must have had his share. Oh yes, one learns that he was married to an Italian model. . . though to be fair, since he hasn’t been in the limelight as much as the actress, his activities on that front may not have commanded much attention.
Not only have they been through previous marriages, but they got married in England just recently to one another.
Now they come to India and get married all over again in Jodhpur in a colorful ceremony glittering with festivities, with an unbefitting display of opulence.

Sure, private lives are private, and let anyone marry whomever, whenever, however, anywhere.
It is the unwarranted attention and importance given by the relentless media to our sensation hungry public that amazes and puzzles me.
Inappropriate occasions given incongruous attention.
The media ladles it out, and the public laps it up.

It is a vicious circle of the media and the public – they want it, we give it – they give it, we take it.
When and where does it stop?


Groucho gawks said...

This is a sad state of the Indian media going more the American way than the British way. Out here, we had more coverage of Anna Nicole Smith when a lot more important things were happening around the world.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes people are famous for just being famous.

Karthik Narayan said...

yep... i was talkin abt this to my parents.. and we all agree with u. its just media that wants the news and gets it

Gowri Mohanakrishnan said...

Oh, how beautifully and wittily written, Madame!!"what oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed." It isnt just the public that is hungry for the media coverage in this case, but the 'celebrity' bride and groom as well. The chief actors in the drama must be delighted with the moolah they've raked in when after they released the photographs of the event(s) to their own (surprise surprise!!) magazine, 'Hello'!

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