Sunday, June 29, 2014

Autograph Please !!!

OH MY GOD!! I am late!!
How did I not wake up!! I had my alarm on my phone and it would ring at the right time every day, just why did I not here  it today?!
I picked my cell, to notice that I had kept the charger but had forgotten to on the switch; the result was obvious the phone was not charged and eventually had switched off
I hurriedly pressed the switch, and rushed to the bathroom, I couldn’t be late!!!
By the time I got ready and picked the phone!! I cursed myself yet again “10 percent “???!!!
How am I going to last with the battery the whole day ?
 Anyways, I rushed out of the house, searching for the car keys in purse and shabbily grabbing the file.
I reached the hotel, parked the car and rushed to the elevator and pressed the 25th floor button!!! 
The door was about to get closed, and opened yet again!!
The person, walked inside in a hurry!! And pressed the 35th floor button!
 I looked at him, I was dumbstruck!!!
Dressed in white Lenin shirt and a blue denim jean!!!
He smiled.
I kept looking at him, ogling actually!! I was supposed to greet!!  Smile!
I did nothing!!!!
“I must be dreaming!! “ I told myself.
I wished the time would just stop so that I can talk to him.
 God!!! “It’s him”!!?? I told myself yet again
My mind was thinking more than required and my heart pumping faster than needed!!
What should I say? Sir I am your diehard fan??? You are my idol? I love you? What??
He looked at me again; I managed to drop my eyes down!!
“Sir, Autograph Please!!!? “
I was holding a paper which I had removed from the file I was carrying!!
He smiled, looked in his shirt pocket, and touched his jeans pocket as well, as if searching for something!!!!
“Pen “he asked 
Aah how dumb of me!! I started searching in my purse!!
And then ………………………
The elevator jerked, it jerked one more time and then on a standstill!!
Wow!!! I should be happy!!! Or sad!!!
I don’t think about getting trapped in an elevator every time, but yes I do think about it most of the times I get into one!! And this was like a nightmare!!! But today it was a wonderful nightmare …
After about 30 seconds, I jab at the open doors button, even though I knew it would do nothing!!! I still stabbed at it like a murderer...
2mins: The elevator began to ascend, or no may be descend, it started to move!!!
“Are we moving?!! I spoke!!! Or I think it was loud thinking
Mr Bachchan looked at me and said!! “I think so!
He was actually talking to me, replying to me!!!! OMG!!
I was about to have a panic attack, I was freaking out!!
But, why should I be worried? I was with a superstar in a lift and I am sure he was going to call for help!!!!  And that also NOW!!!
But why is he not calling? Why is he not making that call from his cell??
4mins : He looked at me and said, “Can you call some emergency or hotel reception so that they can come and help us? “
 What??? Me???  I thought!! Why is he telling me??? I wondered
 I told my mind to shut up and heart to stop thumping and do what was told, after all it was Mr Bachchan telling me to do something!!
My thoughts came to a halt when I he said ,”Actually , you see I have forgotten my mobile in my room , I got in the lift to get that only from my room !! “
“Yes!! Yes!! I will call “I replied
 I was barely able to speak and I am sure he was barely able to hear me
I removed the mobile from my purse!!!!
“Shit!!! Shit “I screamed!!
He looked at me, I felt embarassed.
My mobile had swtiched off!!! the 10 percent battery had drained , as I was talking to my mom all the way while I was driving to the hotel  !!!
 “Sorry, but unfortunately my phone has ran out of battery!!! “. I said
He smiled!! I smiled back !!!
 6mins 30 sec:  Sir! Will anyone know that you are stuck here?
He looked at me, and said “No !!! “ Unfortunately even my security thinks I am in the room resting!! I have a family friend coming to see me, and we decided to have coffee down , then in my room !!! I realized I left my phone up so going back !!!
He was actually giving me, the details wow!! Is anyone ever going to believe that!! This happened with me!!
 “I have come here for an interview, which I guess I am going to miss they will think I did not turn up “, I said looking at the switched off phone in my hand.

6 mins 45 secs: I tried the alarm button!! Jammed it was not working!! I tried again! No response!!!
He pushed the speak button!!! No sound!!!!

7mins 35 sec: The lights went off, light came in. This was not good. He tried the alarm button yet again, and it worked!!!
8mins: “Please stay calm “!!  Help is on its way!! How many people are in there?? Asked the man from outside
Two!! I screamed before even he had finished the question
Mr. Bachchan looked at me as if astounded!!!
Oh!! Sorry, I realized .I screamed yet again without wasting time!!!!” Mr. Bachchan is in here with me!!
10 mins: There was a big bang, like those disaster movies, the elevator shakes, someone jumped on the roof, we heard yet another bam, and the doors slid open. we are on the 25th floor
Mr. Bachchan says “Ladies first “.
I walk out, and behind me, my idol!!
The staff apologized to me for the inconvenience!
Then all rushed to Mr. Bachchan!! His security guards had reached as well, covering him, pushing the others away.
They took the elevator again.
I stood there watching the elevator, which stopped at the 35th floor!!
I stood there thinking, that if I would ever get the chance to see him again!!
How I had missed on even taking his autograph? Telling him I was his diehard fan?
I walked towards the stairs this time to go down!!
Someone patted on my back, I turn around!!
It was Mr. Bachchan, “You wanted my autograph “
He handed me a pink colored folded paper,” Wishing you all the best in life “he said and walked away to the waiting elevator.
I unfolded the paper,
It read 
My Friend in Terror,
Your interview is rescheduled in an hour!!!
With love

Amitabh Bachchan (signed)

I started walking towards the hall where the interview was held!!! Thinking about the last 10 minutes I had spent in the stuck elevator!!
 Looking at the pink paper in my hand .I would never have to say “Autograph Please “because I have the best signed with me!! I told my mind and heart who were yet behaving abnormally!!

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend  , an initiative for the Indian Bloggers by Blogadda


Vishal Bheeroo said...

Shahzin. This is amazing and of course, the autograph of Big B, the God of cinema. How I wish we had this nightmare every single day and m sure with such good luck, u nailed the interview.
Read mine on Sir

Anonymous said...

How I wish I have such a nightmare every single day. The autograph is the real icing..looove it

Vishal Bheeroo said...