Really quick post, just so we can all discuss. And so those of you who need this information ASAP can get it. New JHMS teaser! I am still cautiously optimistic. Although slightly less so than I was after the last two teasers.
Even without subtitles, what I am getting is that Anushka is cheerfully making Shahrukh sign an indemnity bond so that he won’t have to worry about her virtue, despite her clearly being a happy good girl and him being a bad boy. Shahrukh is a little bemused by this but goes along with it. So far so good.
What I don’t like are those little flashes of all the times they come close to breaking the bond. Specifically the moment when it appears that Anushka is doing a sexy dance. I hate the trope that all women know how to be sexy and just choose not to be. I don’t know the first thing about doing a sexy dance! It’s not a skill that even good girls learn, it doesn’t make sense for the kind of character who would be so cheerfully unaware of anything sexual that she just laughs of Shahrukh’s concerns to also know sexy dancing. Yes, even when drunk.
However, we did just see little flashes. If it turns out to be Anushka being all awkward except for those flashes, then I am okay. Something like, she gets drunk and tries to be sexy, but isn’t good at it, and Shahrukh finds her charming anyway.
Also, am I the only one getting a strong French Kiss/Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha vibe from this? Which is fine, I love French Kiss/Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha.
The idea of a woman who has always been overlooked and felt unattractive, going on a quest for a man who doesn’t really want her, and along the way finding someone unexpected who does. Heck, that’s Jab We Met too! I’m assuming the plot details won’t be identical, Anushka won’t have been dumped by her fiancee and taking a spontaneous trip to Europe to track him down and win him back. But I could see something similar, Anushka has a specific goal in mind and just sees Shahrukh as someone who can help her towards that goal. And is sure that Shahrukh himself won’t have any effect on altering that goal. Which lets them both get to know each other without any hangups, unlike how they would be if they saw each other as viable romantic partners.