Monday, December 29, 2008

Nehru a Flirt ?

Well during our school days, we were taught so many good things about Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India and one who played a major role in attaining our Freedom. We were told that he is popularly known as Chacha Nehru for his love of children but now I start to get confused whether all of us were forced to believe all this blindly because of all the nice words written about him in the tiny text books.

Well this first came to my attention when I was watching the movie - Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy on World Movies Channel. There was a scene where Edwina (the wife of Lord Mountbatten) is emotionally talking to Nehru about innocent people getting massacred during the partition. Nehru in that movie was shown as touching Edwina on her shoulders and then embracing her. Hang on, is this Indian culture? Embracing someone’s wife? This didn’t look that good at all!

The last scene of the movie confirmed to me that there was something between Nehru and Edwina! It was the farewell scene of the Mountbattens who were leaving India. What was shown was Nehru removing the rose from his coat and kissing that gently (or romantically??) before giving it to Edwina Mountbatten. Well nobody cares what people do in their private lives but if one of them is the Indian Prime Minister, then it certainly sends shivers down your spine. As there would have been a case where Nehru might have been used by Edwina to achieve something that was related to India! Well immediately I searched on the net if what I thought was right…Here are a few resources where you can check some of the related stories…


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1 comment:

  1. it's pretty silly to take someone's rendition of what they thought happened, and believe it as reality. by the time it has reached your eyes and ears, the truth has traveled through years and years of hearsay, a couple of story and script writers, a bunch of editors, a director's vision, and an actor's interpretation. it could be true, but beware of being bitten by the gullible bug!