She is growing up so fast, the questions she asks baffle me, amuse me and push me out of my comfort zone even.
She is at an age where I can’t tell her, “Baby, you are too young to understand this.” Or, “baby, you are old enough to understand this.” These contradictory statements I shuffle in between from time to time confuses her and she retorts and resorts to being pouty whole day.
Few days back we went to see this flick, Bareilly Ki Barfi where a prospective groom asks the girl, “are you virgin?” and, I knew it, darn it man the second the dialogue was over, Miss Curiosity popped hers, “what is virgin?” Bite me! Kill me! And, RIP me already.
I took a deep breath and replied as much as I could, “Baby, Virgin means being young, okay?”
Miss Curiosity: Is she?
Mommy-at-the-end-of-the-tether: Yes, of course she is.
Miss Curiosity: I can also see that, why is he asking her this silly question then?
Mommy-at-the-end-of-the-tether: Yeah, well see darling, movies is all about being silly stuff, just entertainment.
Miss Curiosity: Why is she not asking him, is he virgin or not?
Now, I can see the little feminist rearing her head already, I looked around in darkness to check who else is being audience to our little tête-à-tête. Couldn’t figure out much though.
And blast me, I didn’t think before replying and told her, baby, I think he is not virgin.
Miss Curiosity: Ma, he is young too.
I looked pleadingly at my husband, but he was so engrossed gawking at Kriti Sanon (the actress whose virginity in the character she played is in question).
Finally, the scene changed and I could take a breather.
Miss Curiosity is just 6 year’s old and she has tendency to pick all those nasty words from the conversations floating around her. It’s becoming difficult now to excuse myself from explaining her everything.
I liked the movie, irrespective of the rapid-fire between Miss Curiosity and myself. Indian moviemakers are really doing a great job making such fun to watch movies. Light-hearted, more naturalistic, less-drama-to-ingest kind of films.