Mumbai. Sooraj Barjatya, the writer of family dramas like Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Hum Saath Saath Hain, and Vivaah, has been hired for writing speeches for Rahul Gandhi after his current speech writers were found to be making a mess of it.
Explaining the rationale behind the decision, Congress spokesperson Rajiv Shukla said, “Rahul Gandhi ji can’t stop talking about the family, and we all too want him to talk about the family. But we need someone who is experienced at writing about family affairs; someone who can make it interesting and not annoying, and that’s when we thought about Sooraj Barjatya ji.”
“As you know Sooraj ji has been making 3-hour films centered around families with almost no story, he should be comfortable writing 30-minutes speech on Gandhi family,” Mr. Shukla expressed confidence.
When asked whose idea it was to hire Mr. Sooraj, Rajiv Shukla said that it was Rahul Baba himself who came up with the idea.
“Rahul ji said that all his favorite films, including the suspense thriller Hum Aapke Hain Koun, were written by Sooraj Barjatya. Rahul ji relates himself with characters in Barjatya movies where hero has no problem in life getting anything, except the marriage, and has a big family to support him,” claimed Mr. Shukla.
When Faking News contacted Mr. Sooraj Barjatya, he seemed pretty excited to get a chance to work
after such a long time with Mr. Rahul Gandhi.
“I thought people no longer liked the kind of stuff I write, but how wrong I was. Rahul’s offer made me believe that whatever happens, family can never go out of fashion,” said Barjatya unable to withhold his khushi ke aansoo.
Giving us some clues on how he plans to add value to Rahul Gandhi’s speeches, the writer-director said that he would ask Rahul to put some glycerin in his eyes while giving speeches as nothing works better than tears when you lack content.
“There will be background score to back the tears,” Mr. Barjatya revealed his plan, “I will suggest Congress to hire a team of Rudalis to cry loudly backstage if Rahul gets too emotional talking about dad or grandma. Songs like Tujhe sab hai pata… Meri maa can also be played during such moments.”
However Mr. Barjatya added that it will not be any cakewalk for him.
“See in all my movies, I have plots around big families having at least 5 chaacha , 6 chaachi, 3 sasur, 4 devar, 6 devraani, 8 jethaani, 15 naukars, 10 drivers, etc. But here I have been strictly told not to mention jeeja Robort Vadra, or even sister Priyanka in the speeches for reasons best known to them,” he explained.
When Faking News contacted Rahul’s Political Guru Mr. Digvijay Singh to ask if appointment of Mr. Barjatya cuts into his territory as a mentor to the youth icon, he answered in negative.
“Sooraj Barjatya might write portions of speeches related to Parivaar, but it’s me who will provide inputs to the portions related to Sangh Parivar. No one can replace me there,” Digvijay Singh said.