Lazy Wednesday Discussion Post: A Game of 5 Husbands

I put this post up almost a year ago originally, but I feel it is a came with limitless possibilities, so we can always play it again.  Plus, not all of you were commentators back then, you missed out on the fun!

This game has a bit of a loopy origin.  First, I was talking with someone about how obviously our fantasy isn’t for Shahrukh to leave Gauri, because no one wants that.  Her fantasy was for Gauri to die, and then Shahrukh to fall in love with her after an appropriate mourning period.  But that seems gruesome.  Plus, I don’t know if I want Shahrukh around, like, all the time.  He seems a bit high maintenance.  So my fantasy is for him to stay married to Gauri, but have me be his secret American wife.  He can buy me a nice apartment in my hometown, and lots of jewelry, and visit once a month or so, and Gauri can handle all the day to day labor of being married to him.

But then we started thinking about how it really isn’t fair that Shahrukh gets to have multiple wives, me and Gauri, and I am stuck with only one husband.  Why should that be?  After all, Draupadi had 5!

And thus, the game was born!  What is the ideal combination of 5 husbands?

My first thought was, you want 5 husbands so you have somebody appropriate for every occasion.  The Shoe Theory.

For red carpets, or when I am depressed and just want to look at something pretty, I would keep Hrithik in a room with a lot of mirrors (so he can amuse himself looking at his face when I don’t want him).

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For lifting things, and protecting me from bad guys, and aging really really well, I would have Akshay.

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For getting things down from high shelves, and being very impressive and connected to everybody, and also kind of funny, I would have Abhishek.

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For being super fun to hang out with and gossip and get clothing advice and everything else, I would have Karan.

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And finally, of course, for general everyday every occasion use, fitting in all of the above categories in one way or another, I would have Shahrukh.

He would be my 1st husband, and keep the rest of my harem in order as well, making sure Hrithik didn’t talk too much,

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and Akshay didn’t work out too much,

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and Abhishek didn’t get too bossy,

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and Karan never got sad.

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Now, that’s The Shoe Theory of husbands.  There is also The Ice Cream Theory, a different flavor so you never get tired of any of them.  This was what my friend was proposing, one old and one young, one intellectual and one physical, etc.

Now, following this concept, I would start with Amit Sadh.  For when I am wanting something youthful and talented and kind of sweet.

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But then, when I am in the mood for something mature and classy, Arjun Rampal!

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But what if I want someone who is just kind of silly and happy?  Not too bright, but easy going and generally easy.  Siddharth Malhotra would be perfect.

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And then when Siddharth pales on me, and I need something a bit more intense and challenging, bring out sensitive and sad Ranbir!

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And, of course, the flavor that never pales, the chocolate of husbands, Shahrukh!

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So, what do you think, Shoe Theory or Ice Cream Theory, which is better?  Should I swap out one of my 5 for someone else?  And who would be your 5?


14 thoughts on “Lazy Wednesday Discussion Post: A Game of 5 Husbands

  1. Ice Cream theory is beter than shoe theory, but I stand with my indian states one – one husband for every state where the best movies are done so: hindi, malayalam, tamil, telugu and marathi (or bengali or kannada)


    • Following that theory, I would be Shahrukh-Hindi, Nivin-Malayalam, Nagarjuna-Telugu, Maddy-Tamil, and maybe Nana Patekar Marathi?

      On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 4:25 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • Fab five…I would pick Arjun Kapoor – Hindi, DQ – Malayalam, Vijay Deverakonda – Telugu, Vikram – Tamil, Parambrata Chatterjee – Bengali


        • Nice mix there! Arjun all soft and easy going, DQ all confident and young, Vijay dark and honest, and the other two I don’t know. But very different flavors! You could keep them in their little rooms and pull out a different one every day depending on mood.

          On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 9:54 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



          • You don’t know Vikram?!!! You need to discover him…I think you might really like his charisma and screen presence. He was my first non-Hindi industry film crush. I highly recommend Majaa (2005) and Arul (2004) as fun introductions to his work. But he’s also a critically acclaimed actor willing to do some pretty out there roles. I haven’t seen all of his filmography but his lead performance in Ratnam’s Tamil version of Raavanan is one of his best!

            The first four are all sort of the same type, bearded and angsty. But Parambrata Chatterjee is the puppy-eyed guy in Kahaani and he was just opposite Anushka in Pari. I’ve actually only seen him in one Bengali film (Kadambari where he plays Tagore) but I really like his more subdued and interior style of performance. Plus he’s just got a sweet face.


          • Oh, that’s Paramba Chatterjee? Yeah, he would be a great change of pace from the others.

            On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 8:49 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. That reminds me of the movie “Raise the Red Lantern” 🙂

    My main husband would surely be the love of my life (who isn’t an actor) but for special activities I would hang the lantern either at ShahRukh’s house (for playing, talking/discussing movies & life, laughing, being charmed…especially at night) or at Boman’s (for going out to dinner or have a delicious dinner at his house) or at Abhishek’s (for having fun at sport events – outside or on television) or at Karan’s (for having a party with electifying music, dancing, gossiping, laughing, drinking etc….where the other three could join in).


    • These are all excellent choices, and you are making me think of another choice for myself. I may need to swap out someone for Suniel Shetty, just so I have use of his gorgeous gorgeous house. And Suniel would be nice too, but mostly his house.


  3. Now , when I start thinking about this topic, there are so many diffrent opportunities. like e.g on screen characters:
    1. Prabhu (Maddy)-boxer from Irudhi Suttru
    2. Giri (Nivin) farmer from OSO
    3. Nivin’s communits friend from Thattathin Marayathu, who for some reason I can’t forget
    4. Harry (SRK) from JHMS
    5. Prakashan (Unni Mukundan) simple, romantic electrician and wrestler from Oru Murai Vanthu Parthaya

    Bonus: I would marry a classical dancer too but couldn’t think about any specific character


      • I was thinking about him, but he was too childlish and didn’t know what he wants. My other “husbands” instead, even if flawed are adults, and know what they want (maybe apart Harry)


          • Oh yes! I forgot abut him, he indeed would be a perfect husband – an engineer; very good and righteous human being, and very very handsome. Sorry Harry, you must make place for Tovino.


          • And he comes with two great adopted kids you get to stepparent! Way better than Harry.

            On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 8:59 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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