When curiosity got the better of me on Twitter the other day, I had no idea what a goldmine of things I find hysterical about some desi boys would unravel before me. In fact, Vivek Kumar and Rahul Nanda very sweetly agreed to guest blog their epiphany, one that trended worldwide on Twitter, proving yet again that #AndheriDude is here to stay (and will be flexing his biceps at anyone who thinks otherwise.)
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#AndheriDude, which somehow turned into a #1 worldwide trend on Twitter on 18th April 2012, is not a figment of my imagination. Personally I think #AndheriDude is no simple man like you and I. #AndheriDude is perfection.
During repeated film discussion meetings with my friend Rahul Nanda at various coffee shops in Andheri our eyes would often spot a certain species of males with beefy biceps.
As he enters in slow motion bobbing his head, left to right smiling at people he doesn’t know; his eyes would constantly filter the place, checking if people are checking him out while he is checking out girls.
I was busy discussing a film idea when a similar figure (with even beefier biceps) gawked at me. His eyebrow up like THE ROCK from WWE, crossed me in a tight t-shirt. Why do they all have to look so identical? I wonder if they even realise it.
That was it, they are always so perfect. Never a hair out of place and always in character. As if strutting down a fashion runway or in a high-speed introduction shot of a movie. Having directed many short films and corporate AVs I constantly control the urge to shout ‘CUT’, ‘SET UP CHANGE’ and ‘TAKE 2’.
#AndheriDude is the sort who loves to flex his biceps while brushing his teeth. He always buys t-shirts one size too small so it fits tight uummm… I mean right. He drives his car wearing a cap. He wears sunglasses inside malls and movie theaters.
An #AndheriDude has covertly made his way in to television in two bit roles. Surfing through 20 channels you may find yourself wondering how they all have nearly the same man. It’s not your fault, it’s #AndheriDude. It’s the consistency of the species. He has been practicing that very same pose for years.
Also I have noticed #AndheriDude almost always carries a gym bag. I always suspect they use the gym bag to make conversation since that is the only thing they know anything abour. They come in all shapes sizes and colors (I mean the bag.)
Girls often get the pick up line, “Oye mera naam toh Rocky/Raj hai. Ekta ma’am ke next serial mein hero ke bhai ka friend ka role kar raha hoon.”
#AndheriDude always walks in alone.
The point is this #AndheriDude might not even be from Andheri but hangs out there thinking it’s a great place to socialise and NETWORK. Visit a Yari road cafe or eatery and you’ll see exactly what I mean. Yari road has become high street Bangkok. Direction and production heads walk out of their offices to catch a cup of coffee on evenings only to find the #AndheriDude on display in uniform.