Unheralded, unsung and without a big bang
Out of the blue, into our mundane lives he sprang!
He got us all hooked, kids, women and men,
All glued to their screens, at half past ten!
Such was the lure of the man,
He made millions, into diehard fans!
My first encounter, got me curious,
I had everyone around me, furious!
My life revolved, around the serial,
Other things, in comparison become menial!
“Have a life”, was someone’s reaction,
But I couldn’t get over, watching Mohan in action!
It’s late slot though, was daunting me,
“Dere na,” wouldn’t stop haunting me,
I had to talk, or I would go mad,
So I held forth to my friends, when lunch we had!
In our fifties, an age for meditation, books and Tai chi,
My outpourings brought bemused looks, smiles, and some hehe!
Bas yeh thi meri dukh bhari kahani,
The angst of a Mohan diwani, kise ne na jani,
Till came a time, a few viewed and thought,
Yes, there is something about the man to make her besot!
Coffee at 10, and phone at five,
Become the most awaited hours, of my life!
Discussions we held, at the expense of chores,
In their absence now, Oh! Life is such a bore!
Any character Kunal, effortlessly can, portray,
But as Mohan, he simply took our breaths away!
This ‘king of expression’, young hearts so enthralls,
That seeking any nugget, the net they trawl!
To get a response, is every fan’s dream,
When one does, in their eyes, there is such a gleam!
Siggies, Avtar, VM were words unheard,
Now I’m trying them undaunted, unfazed and not unnerved!
Writing for many became a passion,
As if it was the latest fashion!
Fan club on fb, a page and twitter,
A blog! And our lives began to glitter!
Virtual friends have come in, for instance,
A family became we, at “Happenstance”!
To do something to make him happy,
Our efforts sometimes, got a little crappy!
He inspires us, though it is difficult to fathom why?
For he himself, is humble and oh! So shy!
A trip to Mumbai did not suffice,
I found myself walking on thin ice!!
It’s crazy, silly, amusing, not hell
The way he cast us, under his spell!
The fact of it, has still not dawned,
That for now, from our screens, he has gone!
Life without him is dull and slack,
Oh! how we wish , he was back!
Watching NBT reruns some pleasure we derive
He left without telling us how to survive!
“Come back” they clamour his fans galore,
Come back, we want you, on our screen once more!
So, Kunal K Kapoor this blog, we dedicate to you,
For the things in us, you have inspired and we have imbued!