Bollywood Ear Candy: My Desi Girl
By Laura Witkowski
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the movies, it’s that guys will do the darndest (i.e. stupidest) things to impress a pretty lady! And if there are two guys trying to outdo each other to impress a girl, the wacky stakes skyrocket! That’s when dudes who’ve just met do things like pretend to be a gay couple so they can rent a room in a smokin’ hot lady’s apartment without seeming threatening. Because that is bound to win her over … right? One day it will just be a funny footnote to the blossoming of your picture-perfect relationship: “Haha, oh nothing dear. I was just reminiscing about that time I was worried about renting my room to a shifty single man who might have ulterior motives – and how instead you tricked me into renting my room to TWO men like that! Ah, memories … ” That’s the basic plot of 2008’s Dostana, which includes the hit sensation ‘My Desi Girl’.
As is glaringly obvious in the video, Sameer and Kunal (John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan) are trying to impress Neha (Priyanka Chopra) as they fight for the spotlight and her affection. But … she thinks they’re gay. And by the way they’re hamming it up and prancing about, this song and dance number isn’t do anything to make the case they’re not. Which is good, seeing as she’d kick them out and hate them both forever if she realized they’ve been lying to her. Oh, what a conundrum! But it’s a really catchy dance number and that’s something everybody can enjoy – gay, straight or pretending.