How would you react if you were suddenly faced with an angel who gave out wonderful gifts to you completely out of the blue? Surely with joy, delight, astonishment and excitement. Well, that is exactly how people reacted to Rani Mukerji as she went from school to college to shopping mall handing out gifts ranging from story books, Mac Book laptop computer, DVD players, and even a holiday and a car!
It was the 27th of June, and as anyone who has seen the promos of the magic filled Yash Raj Films "Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic"
knows, it’s the date on which “the magic began” with the release of the film. In the movie, Rani plays an angel who God sends down to earth as an answer to the prayers of Saif Ali Khan and the four kids he has been entrusted to care for. It was in the same angel attire that Rani made her rounds of the city. And she was in a “Magic Bus”
painted blue and white and spreading happiness all over.
The first stop was at Maneckji Cooper School
, from where Rani herself had passed out and spent many a happy hour. She gifted story books and chocolates to the excited kids there. It was a special moment for our angel too as she met with her school teachers. The bus then made its way to Mithibai College
where some lucky students received Mac Book pro laptop, iPods and DVD players. The next stop was at the Jeevan Asha old age home
where Rani spent quite a lot of time with the residents. Her gifts here were much more functional in keeping with the needs of the home: bed covers, microwave ovens, water purifier and DVD players. In return she received what she called the “biggest gift of all”, the blessings of the residents.
Even as the bus made its way through the crowded Mumbai streets, it made impromptu stops with Rani handing out surprise gifts. These surprised and delighted gift receivers included an auto driver and a paanwaala who received a music system each and the policemen at a police station which received an LCD TV, a surprised lady at a bus stop, a petrol pump attendant etc.
As the day was winding down to a close it was finally time for the last stop, at Inorbit Mall
. Rani interacted with hordes of fans here and a lucky couple got a Santro car and an elderly couple got a chance to rediscover the romance in their lives all over again with a holiday package to Bangkok.
Spreading happiness and good cheer and bringing smiles to innumerable faces: as they say, for an angel, it’s all in a day’s work!
The day was a tribute to the common man who unstintingly brings us thoda pyaar and thoda magic in our daily lives.