Monday, April 06, 2015

Problem being a Celebrity's Kid

Appraisals, Tax, Meetings, Interviews, More Tax, Property Tax, License Renewal, Passport Renewal constable interview, EMI, Aadhar card...

You think your life is tough?

Just look at a couple of Celebrity's kids. It is tougher for them. Way too tougher. One whose names starts with R and has a famous freedom fighter's name as last name. Another starts with A and his entire family - except him of course - wife, dad, mom - are all Padmashri winners.

Now meditate this.

They are not concerned about Taxes, or License Renewal or any of the mundane things you and I have to deal with on a daily basis.

They have a bigger fish to fry. It is the dreaded word called 'Expectation'. Or filling up the big shoe their father wears or once wore.

It is the genes - we all say - and rightfully so - being ruled well by the Kings and their princes and their descendants all these years till the mighty British came and made a mess of our country. The genes should bring out the next better version - and they should surpass their Dads.

If you ask R or A - they do not want to be in the profession their Dads were. But we all 'expect' them to do better than their Dads. Perhaps they could have been a kickass pace bowler, or a chef book author or a top notch coder.. we will never get to know.

It is lot of pressure. And these young minds cannot cope up with it. Imagine if you are judged daily - on TV and newspaper - and ridiculed by Social Media and Blogs ( hey I am on their side ) - will you be able to perform? There was no performance anxiety for their Dads.

Anyway - leave all that aside.

Let us focus on our miserable life as we call - Taxes, More taxes, Passport renewals, Aadhar card and all that - now does it feel bad? Not bad at all right - no performance anxiety or expectation.  Just leading a bindaas life - and can go watch a movie whenever we want, or go eat Paani Poori on the road - without it making a big headlines anywhere.

Next time when you eat a Chinese Bhel, spare a tear drop, for these celebrity kids - they have a raw deal indeed.