Monday, May 15, 2006

PINK PINK PONK!

I've always liked Saif Ali Khan, even in his ridiculously long and floppy hair days. He's a very regular guy. I mean he is not overtly macho, easily admits to being scared and even manages to be a good loser - all on screen of course. I'll never know what he is like in real life. One thing that looks like its going on and off screen though is his ability to swoon women. Mention his name and there's a happy sparkle in the eyes of girls, women and older women alike. Now why am I going on and on about him? Well, last week there was a piece on why men should look to pink in The Hindu - the pic they carried was of Saif in a pink sleeveless t-shirt. Mind you he was the guy who appeared in the climax of “hit film” Salaam Namaste in a tiny t-shirt that said "Girl Power" in glitter! I can't remember if the colour was pink or not. Two days later I saw his leading lady in the same movie, Preity Zinta featuring in an ad that said something like go pink - a TVS Scooty in pink! On one hand I am very glad that pink is no more just for "girls" and on the other hand I am a little overwhelmed by all the pink around me. Have you seen the new VIP ad that says "bye bye men"? It has this woman walking around with a PINK travel bag! All the fashionistas must have pink, male or female! I don't mean the regular baby pink shirts we used to have but the bright happy pinks. Once I think I was talking to S about something very serious on phone and she suddenly let out a scream. She had just seen a family of three - man, woman and child dressed in PINK! Even my female friends have only joked about wearing pink. I do have a pink capri, bought strictly to shock! P bought a pair of pink slippers again only to shock. I suggested KB to buy a pink saree and she thought I was nuts! But out on the streets you see a lot of pink. ah yes fuchisia pink is the name for those bright pinks. Yeah even brands like Allen Solly have PINK shirts and jackets. Mind you pink trousers aren't completely absent. You see them in every store, branded or not.

And we thought Salman Khan and Govinda had ridiculous dressing sense. If you ask me they were just way ahead of their times!
PS: Do women really want to see their men in pink?

6 comments:

Pavithra Sankaran said...

While I am not fond of pink, I am not sympathetic to discrimination either - why this worldwide prejudice against pink? Why not pick on, say, orange or purple?

S. said...

It was with shock that I discovered I have too many pink things in my house, completely by accident -- from bedsheets to buckets. This was pointed out by G, when she confessed (with a flutter of eyelashes) to being a secret lover of pink. Before she left, I had wanted to gift her the pink Pears, which had hit the stores that particular week.

Abhipraya said...

I think Purple in general is ignored a lot. Let us just start a Purple campaign.

Abhipraya said...

Oh I too have pink buckets!

S. said...

You also have a pink deo!

Anonymous said...

There seems to be a mass movement towards bright colours such as pink, yellow, orange....step into a shopping mall these days and the place is awash with these colours. Almost feels like i'm in a doll house and after a while the colours are revolting