Monday, July 30, 2007

Shekhar ki Megan

If you've been here before you might have seen our SRGMP poll for everyone's favorite judge. Vishal and Shekhar together lead this poll. But take a closer look and Shekhar Ravjiani comes in third all by himself, not far behind second-placed Himesh Reshammiya. That's a lot of love for a guy who can't seem to find a decent razor (hey, don't hate me - I'm just playing).

Last week on the show host Aditya Narayan - for apparently no reason than to chato a judge - mentioned that of all the gurus the most popular with women happened to be Shekhar! Uttam, I say, now carry on after this extremely useful piece of statistically derived information.

But the conjunctivitis-ridden Head (thanks for the moniker, Leera) kept pressing. "There is a fan of yours called Megan who has gone completely crazy for you" he revealed. "If you go online and type 'Shekhar' anywhere, you'll get thousands of things Megan has prepared for you." Shekhar preened - he seemed to be genuinely pleased. He followed this with a rather funny attempt at being humble by thanking Mehgum profusely for her hard work.

Really? Type Shekhar "anywhere"? I tried Google because let's face it - it is everywhere which is closest I could come to "anywhere". Typing Shekhar gave me hits on Shekhar Kapur, Shekhar Gurera's cartoons, then Chandra Shekhar the ex-Prime Minister. Hey, even a Dr. Shekhar Garde came in before our sexy superstar. And Megan was nowhere in sight.

Hmmm. I tried typing in Shekhar Megan. Bingo! I hit this YouTube fan video by someone called Megan titled "Sexy Beast Shekhar". Interesting description.

Megan's YouTube profile lists her as MeganDiva, 19, Fine Arts Student.

Pecheeda mamle ka hal. But Aditya, can you get your Internet IQ in order?

UPDATE: An anonymous reader (who is NOT Megan) tells us: "She is a regular poster with the screen name of Aphrodite at india-forums.com a website I frequent. And in her posts she pointed out that she had not made 100's of videos and while she likes Shekhar a lot she is deinately not the stalker, crazy fan type. Trust Adi and Zee to exaggerate!!!"

UPDATE: Megan stops by.

27 comments:

Leera said...

I am so glad u mentioned the whole Megan issue as i performed the same Google search and felt a little let down by the conjunctivitis ridden 'head'.
This episode also brought to a fore the excellent bunch they have picked this season. Props to SRGMP. In spite of the tacky production values, horrendous outfitting and shamelessly abundant sad music the talent pool is undeniable.
Are you listening Indian Idol? Even a junaid or a Joy would boost your overall curve!

Aspi said...

Leera, you have given me a great idea. Once the pool gets a little smaller, I'll rank the contestants across both shows. That will be fun.

Rupal said...

For a while, I was not sure whether we were talkig about the same episode. I completely missed the mention of Shekhar's Megan.

Note to self: Watch SRGMP after kids go to bed.

Aspi said...

Rupal, I watched it online and I haven't seen it on my Tivo yet. And often times, the online version (which is the one broadcast in India) carries a lot of details missing from the US broadcast.

It drives me crazy, honestly!

clix said...

aspi, how about a post on "the mauli phenomenon"? the girl has spawned an army of music-lovers who want her out still she seems to have converted the v-s duo (the last sane opinions on the show as far as "shaakira" is concerned). when a mussarat gets the same marks as a mauli after his "saware" [which weaved magic in the air], one starts to lose faith in the sanity of these judges. they are shamelessly promoting mauli, because she is the only "indian idol types" on this show. others can just sing!

i happened to watch voice of india on star plus last week, and was surprised at the talent there. they also have their last 12 round now, and i will recommend that show to all genuine music lovers. as for mauli's speciality "maiya maiya", there was a fantastic rendition of this on voi by a singer called sumitra. check it out of you get a chance...

Aspi said...

Clix, I'll give it a shot. Thanks for the suggestion.

I haven't checked out VoI because I don't get Star. But I did find this site that uploads videos so I'll be sure to check out. In fact, I really need to see Abhijit in action after that "girly voice" attack on Bappi.

Saritha said...

Thats true,VOI has indeed some good singers and I also saw the previous auditions and the scores of the eliminated singers are usually pretty close to those chosen for top 12.In a couple of episodes its like choosing the best from better.I also wondered Aspi why U have never said anything abt this show.(Now I know the reason)

How abt tracking this show as well and comparing it with the other two?If we r looking for quality that surely works.Frankly if U take mini out of the II3,I would have hardly watched it.For SRGMP I can just listen to some of thier singers but watching the show is a torture.I might end up with dark glasses at home....

Aspi said...

Saritha, I'm with you. II3 - Mini = awkward show with (mostly) bad singing.

Which is why SRGMP rocks! Tackiness is everywhere and the singing is good.

Come on now, start watching with us :)

jitendra said...

Aspi,

II3 does have medicore singers compared to the other 2 shows. Bu, IMO, II3 has the best female singer at the moment, and that is deepali. In the gendre of soft melodious numbers, she is way better than any other female contestant in any other show.
Amit and Emon are good, but pale in comparison to the Amanats and the Mussarats.

as for aditya, i guess a part of the blame should also be put on the producers for this internet-megan-fiasco, what say?

Aspi said...

jitendra, I'd be right behind Deepali if she could just get consistent. But she bombs badly when she's off. And on SRGMP I think Sumedhaa would take her if not Mauli.

I agree the producers set poor Aditya up on SRGMP.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Had to leave a comment on behalf of Megan (and no I am not Megan). She is a regular poster with the screen name of Aphrodite at india-forums.com a website I frequent. And in her posts she pointed out that she had not made 100's of videos and while she likes Shekhar a lot she is deinately not the stalker, crazy fan type. Trust Adi and Zee to exaggerate!!!

Saritha said...

Yes Sir!I'll start watching SRGMP...but one thing I like more than watching it is reading abt the episodes on ur blog.Pics and the quotes are hilarious.Great work there.

Aspi said...

Thanks saritha, you are too kind and I'm very grateful.

Sania said...

"And on SRGMP I think Sumedhaa would take her if not Mauli."

Let's get things straight here. Deepali is leaps and bounds beyond Mauli. What that girl did to Taal Se Taal Mila is practically unforgivable. And I'm one of the few people who don't even like that song! Mauli = one-hit wonder. She's tall, she's cute, and there's part of me that wants to support her because she's the American desi.. but I just can't do it.

Aspi said...

Sania, heh. Deepali is definitely smarter than both of those put together.

What I find to be highly amusing about Mauli is that you can hear that thick Gujju accent in those songs. It's like Paresh Raval - even his Punjabi kirdars sound Gujju.

Vidya said...

I am a bit surprised on Megan's mention on national television. Most of the stuff she's created and posted are violation of copyrights - held by Zee TV themselves. But then, Zee TV never could spell copyright.

Aspi said...

Vidya, thats an interesting take on it. I suppose the fan videos don't cut into Zee's revenues just yet.

RED DEVIL said...

hahaha..me also tried to search about shekhar but didn't find anything.

Amrita said...

Head was just jealous because he wants some of that action - either "the 100s of posts prepared for him" (is that like hundreds of pakoras dripping with oil?) or some of the Shekh: you decide.

Anonymous said...

haha someone sent me this link. Okay I am the person Shekhar thanked and Aditya was just being a dork, or maybe its the script. The way he said "she's totally cuhrazy for you and if you do a search on shekhar" etc , it just showed that he didn't know WTF he was saying..it was probably either scripted OR he aint very articulate.. He didn't even mention that i make videos.. and he could of at least learnt to pronounce my name..

But shekhar was so effin cute the way he thanked me and he showed he was very modest and sweet.. He is made up of awesome..

Anonymous said...

also yes i do take footage off the show that they telecast but i make the fan videos myself.. they are edited and compiled by me with the added effects..

anyhoo carry on with your discussion
cheerios

Aspi said...

Megan, thanks for stopping by, introducing yourself and sating the curiousity of millions.

Anonymous said...

dude, i HAD no effin CHOICE cuz that's the kinda person I am.. I knew everyone were at the edge of their seat to learn more about The Shekhar Ki Megan..

to relive that memory again its youtubed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGYJjZf7FuI

*cough* shameless plug *cough*
http://www.youtube.com/megandiva

Anonymous said...

and sexy beast isn't the only name i have given him

he is also known as Megan's Sex Pot..

like hereeeeee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q57Lxr4ECZ8

cuz i don't pop mah cork for every man i see *wink*

Aspi said...

And Megan's 15 seconds of fame (her words not mine) can be seen here.

shekhar ki deewani said...

There I go again...good goin girl...VERY jealous of you!!!
Wish I knew how to use software all dat much....damn the f******* office laptop:(

megan said...

ahhhhhhhh good times good times!!