Fake Friendly Fridays is a section where we pick a famous personality and throw fake questions at him/her and in return, we receive fake answers. Why should you not take it seriously? Because it is fake.

If you still didn’t get it: This is a fake interview written purely on the basis of the author’s imagination of how the actual interview would have been if we got the chance to interview these famous (some, for all the wrong reasons) personalities in real life. In short, just have a good laugh!

ED Times: Hello ladies and gentlemen, welcome to yet another exciting episode of Fake Friendly Fridays with ED times! Today we have a very special guest with us.

Someone who’s not just sassy but also classy! The queen of wit and sarcasm, please give a big round of applause for the elegant, socialite, perfectionist Mrs. Maya Sarabhai!

(Maya Sarabhai steps in style wearing a chiffon saree, with the famous sleeveless “adult” blouse and a broad grin.)

Maya Sarabhai: Thank you so much, darling! 

ED Times: Please have a seat. What would you like to have – tea, coffee, cold drinks?

Maya Sarabhai: Would have preferred champagne or red wine or instead. This ‘tea, coffee, cold drinks’ sounds too down-market!

*Interviewer gives an offended glance*

Maya Sarabhai (smiling awkwardly): Don’t mind beta, I was just making a point. Coffee will be good.

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ED Times: Okay, so before we move on to your journey and aspirations as a high society socialite, we would like to know what your family means to you.

Maya Sarabhai: Definitely! My world is all about my family- my hearty husband Indravadan, my lovely little boy Rosesh, my wise old son Sahil and my… (thinks of suitable adjectives) daughter-in-law Monisha…well next question, please!

ED Times: You’ve come a long way and made a name and fame for yourself by means of your philanthropy. Where did it all start?

Maya Sarabhai: Since childhood, our family used to donate to missionaries, orphanages and old age homes. Once I visited an orphanage and what I saw really hit me hard. Poor kids, they looked so pathetic.

Their clothes were so dirty and ragged just like the ones at Monisha’s place. You know Monisha (gets excited)… she makes doormats out of old ragged clothes instead of throwing them away, cuts petticoats and makes TV covers out of them, cuts old cargo pants and makes mats… (and the list continues).

*Interviewer clears throat*

Maya Sarabhai: Ya so the point is, I felt really sorry for the kids. I donated my own designer clothes and some cash. Since then charity has been a passion for me.

ED Times: Nice to hear that. You also seem to be quite involved in social activism. Your Gareebi Hatao Aandolan has been quite a matter of discussion countrywide. 

Maya Sarabhai (smiling proudly): Yes yes, eliminating poverty has always been one of my biggest aspirations but do you know what’s worse than being poor?

ED Times: Being ignorant?

Maya Sarabhai: Being middle-class!

*Interviewer raises an eyebrow*

Maya Sarabhai: They are the worst! No etiquette at all! I mean just look at Monisha! She goes to buy vegetables and fights with the grocer for free dhaniya and extra plastic bags, demands discounts even from beggars, serves expired cookies to guests, watches cheap TV soaps turning the volume at its highest, swears in public-that too in Hindi… (the list continues as usual)

ED Times (cutting her short): It seems you are in deep agony because of your daughter-in-law. Your younger son Rosesh… what are his plans for getting married?

Maya Sarabhai: He has no such plans yet. He stays busy with theater and all…he’s a great theater personality by the way. His plays are a hit worldwide. He is also a great poet. He has distinguished people appreciating his art.

ED Times: Great to know that. So what are the qualities you would want in your younger daughter-in-law?

Maya Sarabhai (smiling): It’s all up to Rosesh. See, I’m a very liberal parent when it comes to letting children choose their life partner. But she should have taste and class- not like Monisha! You know… (continuing with her Monisha Murdabaad Morchhaa for the nth time!)

ED Times: So, while Mrs. Maya Sarabhai gets busy bashing her daughter-in-law, we’ll close the curtains for today. Don’t forget to stay tuned to ED Times for more such Fake Friendly Fridays!

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