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Strictly by invitation

india Updated: Jan 23, 2010 21:55 IST
Chetna Joshi Bambroo
Chetna Joshi Bambroo
Hindustan Times
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Door

Actors Konkona Sen Sharma and Ajay Devgn are trying out all the tricks in the book to drive out an unwanted guest who refuses to leave their place...but to no avail. If you find the promos of filmmaker Ashwini Dhir’s upcoming film

Atithi Tum Kab Jaaoge

funny, wait till it happens to you. An unwanted guest at home can, quite often, be a distress call.

“We have also faced a similar scenario at home, leading to a lot of funny and frustrating situations,” says the film’s producer Amita Pathak, adding how well she relates to the subject.

Heart-felt plight
We asked some Delhiites why a knock at the door doesn’t always mean a pleasant surprise.

“I got married this year and came to Delhi to stay with my husband. But I don’t remember a single weekend that both of us spent together, since week after week some or the other relative keeps dropping in. My hubby’s off day is the only time I get to spend with him and it gets ‘longer and longer’ [frustrating] attending to people week after week,” says Bobby Thakur, 25, sighing.

But people tend to find happiness even when plans fail. “There have been a number of times when my plans got stalled because of unexpected and at times unwanted guests. But if you can’t change the situation, it’s better to have fun
within it,” says Rahul Pant, an engineer.

Inform in advance
“Unexpected guests can be irritating when you have plans at hand. A good way of saving an awkward situation is by informing people in advance about your plans, if possible,” says psychiatrist Sanjay Chugh.

“Politely conveying to guests that a prior notice would be appreciated is a good way to tackle the situation.”

Fashion designer, Tripti Sharma concurs. “I ensure that my personal life doesn’t get affected by surprises, especially those which I am sure I am ‘not’ going to cherish.”

“I always inform people way in advance if I plan a visit to someone’s place. I expect the same from others,” she adds.