Wednesday, May 30, 2007

My brush with fame for hmmmm.....35 seconds

Yes, it was that short all of 35 seconds, or may be it was shorter then that, I did not check!!!! I was booking tickets for my family through a travel agent. I had been calling her up for say about a week (almost daily) grilling her about the fare, taxes, visa formalities and other stuff. She was extra sweet while talking to me, and that was very obvious . The funniest part of my claim to fame is that I never saw her and neither did she see me. Huh, If only fame was that easy......

Once while we were talking she asked me"Can I ask you something" and I was like "Yeah, why not" She asked "Mam do you work for Star Tv". Hell she was more precise and asked Star News particularly. For a few moments I was stunned, how could someone actually ask me this question without even seeing me. I mean if someone saw me and thought that I am so good looking and the only place where I can be is Tv, then I undertsand. But she never saw me and trust me if she saw me she would never ask me the question.

I mean I am not a stunner or what you call Drop Dead Gorgeous......I surely am not that. I am just an average looking girl and no way have a face that is meant to be in front of the camera. Personally speaking I love being behind the camera. I asked her what made her think that I work with Star News and she had the most weird answer. She told me my name is Ayesha Khanom and there is a news reader by that name in Star News and I sound exactly like her.

Wow, no one ever told me this before. I would have taken up dozen of names starting from Christiane Amanpour to Barkha Dutt to God knows what! I would have joined some mimicary course to disguise my voice...... But I must admit when she took me for some news reader ( I don't see Star news so have no clue about the news reader) it felt good really GOOD. That girl was adamant and insisted that she saw me reading the news last night and my voice was just the same.

Ahem...I did not actually let her belive that I was not that news reader, it just felt too good!! I just told her no I dont work for Star News in a non committal way. I gave her the impression that I am a popular news reader and am trying to guard my privacy. Now my only wish and hope is that she never ever sees me and of course never comes across this blog as well :-) :-) :-)

Now this news reader better be good as well....@@@##!!!!


5 comments:

Sanjay Mazumder said...

Hey.... I sound like Subhash Chandra Bose... :-)

But over the phone ppl say that I sound really sweet and different....

Nice post.... :-)

Enyuh said...

That must be the momemt when you literally felt you have tough the sky...Never mind you still touching it...The best was the way you tackled her curiosity by saying you just want to protect your privacy....She must be glad too,for gettin the opputunity to speak with one of the NEWS READER Lol.

swarup said...

People say I sound like a drunkard ... :-(

never mind ... it feels really great when someone recognizes you at a time when one considers himself the least known .... its an amazing feeling and the heart skips a beat ... i have had my fair share of such a situation

Nice post. ....

TAMANNA said...

nice post Ayesha...you know u are much better and lucky to have been compared with a Star news reader , when I call people they relate my voice to a tele calling executive....!!

Pensativo said...

Few moments of celebrity status :D...

Certainly it would have been fun naa [;)]..