Monday, Aug 15, 2022
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Salman Khan

Anurag Kashyap cornered me and said, "Oye Bodyguard, have you heard this Japani 'pro-verb': "Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare."

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Well, everyone knows I don’t have these intellectual pretensions like some other Khans I can think of. But something that apna avant garde director Anurag Kashyap told me at one of those Bollywood bashes set my mind thinking. He cornered me and said, “Oye Bodyguard, have you heard this Japani proverb: ‘Vision without action is a daydream, action without vision is a nightmare’?” My gut instinct told me it may well not be a Japanese pro-verb (I must admit I know little about pro-verbs, and for that matter, anti-verbs). What caught my fancy about what Kashyap said was the daydreaming bit. Given my busy schedule and brain twitches, I had indeed not indulged in this activity for ages.

Later in the evening, I mentioned my strange interaction with Anurag to Katrina who observed, “Sallu, if you want to dream in the day you have to save up some sleep by partying all night.” And for good measure, on a day of pro-verbs and sayings, she added, “Baby, remember what someone once said—one man’s daydreaming is another man’s day.” Phew! What an evening! In any case, I decided to take Kat’s advice and partied all night before hitting the sack. And, believe it or not, I started dreaming and in my reverie I found myself transformed into Arvind Kejriwal (of course, with six-pack abs, smart biceps and shaven chest).

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