I was going to do a straight up fanfic, but then I realized it is more of a personal fantasy, so the best way would be to handle it more like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” type deal.
So, Sonam’s wedding, super fun night, and a night when all kinds of random famous people were gathered together in the same place letting their hair down. So many wonderful reasons to fantasize you were there! And I have a fantasy for you.
A. An old friend of Sunita Kapoor’s from her flight attendant days, you knew her when she was living at home and working and dating a pennyless guy who dreamed of being a movie star. You have kept in touch all these years, while you went on to have a regular life, and now Sunita has invited you to her daughter’s wedding.
B. An old friend of the groom from college days, you were just a regular middle-class American student at the University of Pennsylvania and didn’t even realize how rich and important his family was, which is maybe why he became friends with you, because you treated him like “normal”. Now he is getting married and wants you to come.
C. A regular teenager who bumped into Rhea Kapoor in a bathroom and lent her a tampon. She was so grateful that she invited you to her sister’s wedding that night, there is loads of space and food, she would love to have you.
At the wedding, you:
A. Find yourself suddenly dancing all night sandwiched between Shahrukh, Anil, Ranveer, Varun, Salman, Shahid, and Ranbir
B. Sit in a dark corner and have a deep intensely personal conversation with someone who, once you get out of the dark corner, you realize is a famous movie star.
C. Find yourself suddenly dancing in the center of the room while everyone applauds, and then are offered a 5 movie contract by Rani Mukherjee on behalf of YRF.
The next day, you wake up and realize you:
A. Are in bed with a movie star
B. Have ten texts from your new best friend, Famous Movie Star, asking your advice.
C. Are on the front page of every website, the new mysterious discovery who is turning heads and is already famous.
Now, for myself, I am a straight B-B-B. I would be Anand Ahuja’s practical wise college friend who he stayed in touch with. I would sit in a corner at the wedding and start talking to a random woman sitting with me, eventually realizing it was Alia Bhatt. She would be so overwhelmed by the wisdom of my advice (“don’t date the troubled older guy who just needs love, it never works out. Stop working with your mentor all the time, try to branch out on your own. Buy a dog.”), that she would bring over all her other friends to come talk to me, and I would give all of them wise advice too (Kat: “Be single and happy for a while, maybe eat a dessert sometimes”, Varun: “stop trying so hard”, Shahid: “get a normal haircut”, and so on). I would wake up the next day to discover that my phone was blowing up with all my new friends asking advice and I would start a new career as Life Coach to the Stars.
How about you?