This is a true story. No names or places have been changed to protect identities ;-D
‘Beta, what do you want to be when you grow up?’
‘I want to be a Kothewali’
A shocked face and complete silence greeted this revelation about my future plans till I elaborated further,
‘Like Rekha Aunty’
This is when my family rushed forward with explanations of how I had watched Umrao Jaan, on video, the day before.
Of course, I couldn’t remember the name of the film and all I remembered was actress Rekha looking absolutely stunning, dressed in exquisite clothes and jewellery and dancing away.
As a child I had no idea what a Kothewali (Courtesan) really was or did and purely on the fun Rekha seemed to behaving on screen, had happily decided to become one when I grew up.
I have been addicted to movies ever since I could understand them, and in the above case even when not, and TadkaTuesday, hosted every week by Deepa and Jaibala is going to be giving me plenty of opportunities to share my memories related to them.
This is written for the TadkaTuesday prompt, ‘Share with us your first movie memory’ .