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Day 1 – Stranger than fiction

The Superstar is adored by women, despite beating up and disrespecting the ones in his life. 
The Superstar’s career keeps rising, even as he quashes the careers of others on a whim, and vengeance. 
The Superstars misdemeanors are laughed at indulgently and dismissed as ‘growing up rebellion’ even as attention is diverted to his ‘big heart’ generous nature’ ‘his love for his family’ and his latest altruistic avatar, in the form of a clothing line the name of which completely belies what he hasn’t ever been. 
The Superstar is the ambassador for the country while truly deserving icons look on helplessly. 
The Superstar walks out scot free, after mowing down human beings with his car and shooting down endangered species of deer with his gun. 
The Superstar is now the blue-eyed boy of the classes too and he is celebrated and applauded.
 The Superstar is all that and more, because life is one fascinating story where the truth is stranger than fiction.

Writing as part of Team Purple Rain for the prompt, ‘Stranger than fiction’
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  1. Oh yes, that superstar is one whom I detest with all my heart. Wonder when our countrymen will awake and realise the truth behind all that facade!

  2. There is so much truth here and I had to read it three times to absorb it. Nicely done in painting a word picture.

  3. The whole of India knows this to be true… and yet for some unknown reason, it doesn't matter to the law.
    Truly a strange case which we will reflect upon decades from now.

  4. Seriously, every time I see him I pinch myself. How and why are we so blinded!

  5. True. We love bad boys, don't we? Unfortunately, this notion molds a lot of our misguided teenagers too.

  6. When it comes to this particular superstar aka human aka bhai, classes and masses both give a blind eye. Reason still Remains a mystery. I wonder how easy it is to take away lives and get away with it with ease. Nicely penned.

  7. So true Mayuri. I hate that superstar. Really, this story is stranger than fiction. Nice use of prompt

  8. I totally agree… To imagine that he is raised on a podium so high that even law can't reach him. Even more vile are his followers.

  9. How can the whole system and country turn a blind eye to his follies and still put him up on a pedestal! Truth is indeed stranger than fiction in this case!

  10. Yes, I have been fuming a little over this. Great post for the prompt, Mayuri! 🙂

  11. True! Just wearing 'Being Human' t-shirts doesn't make one a nice human being. It amazes me the way other superstars extend their never-relenting support. Nice take.

  12. The enchanted lot is taken over by the sparkles and hype created so cannot clearly see the actual picture… Also, somewhere the fantasy world takes over the real..

  13. Wish people would understand this.

  14. Indeed…preaching and publicising comes much easy to people, doesn't it?

    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

  15. Well said! This can happen only in India I guess! Great take on the prompt!

  16. kinda makes you lose your faith in the judiciary completely.

  17. That's how the life is of the superstars!! Loved your take on the prompt!


  18. He got away with all these things because he had the support of the masses and classes alike. A strange case that perplexes the logical thinking individuals. Great take on the prompt.

  19. So annoyingly true. I never liked this guy! Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

  20. Rightly said about the superstar and that his going scot free is truly stranger than fiction.

  21. So true, but sadly there are so many who adores and favors the superstar cos' after all he is so generous. Ha, heights of 'being human'.

  22. Oh some'bhai'dy is going to be very unhappy 🙂
    Nice take on the prompt, Mayuri. One of those case where we truth is definitely stranger than fiction.

  23. And who doesn't know this? More the reason for this to be strange. Great use of prompt.
    My take on the prompt: Stranger than fiction.

  24. I think my comment went in spam earlier. This is so right and I get so angry at people and fans who go and watch his movies!!

  25. Oooh I agree with that completely. It's sad how people turn a blind eye to everything he does in real life and worship him for his fictitious screen avatar. Well said.

  26. This is actually pretty perfect for the prompt. I am taken aback by the number of things he has gotten away with! Truth is really stranger than fiction here!

  27. True, this entire story would not even be believed if it were fiction! But because it is somehow related to a superhero, the whole perspective changes.

    I liked the take on the prompt, Mayuri 🙂

  28. Things that can happen only in India. Nice take on the prompt.

  29. well done and who doesn't know him. Totally stranger than fiction. Awesome take on the prompt, Mayuri.

  30. I hate the sight of that "Superstar". I love this poem. Some day I wish he reads this.

  31. Thank you so much, for enjoying this post and stopping by to let me know that you'll did.
    Believe it or faint, I have been a HUGE fan of The Superstar for the longest time ever, till better sense prevailed! :)))))

  32. Loved your post, Mayuri. Repenting one's mistake and serving the term for it can only make another trust him/her. I agree no one is perfect in this world. But providing such a person with the freedom to walk away even after a gruesome sin is just not the thing to do.

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