In the ordinary run of things, Yukta Mookhey, she who terrorized romanced the fresh-cheeked Aftab Shivdasani in that movie nobody ever saw, would never get on this blog because I’m a terrible person who has no appreciation of the finer people in life. But the future Mrs. Prince Tulli is a different story.
That’s right, Yukta Mookhey is getting married to Prince Tulli of the Nagpur gharana of Tullis, thus waltzing her way into my heart for ever more. What is that you say? You’ve never heard of the Tullis or their Prince?! Phikar not! Let the Times of India enlighten you:
“Which Miss World can boast that she has found her Prince Charming,” asked the beautiful Yuktaa as she held on to the arm of the handsome and suave Prince Tulli. He replied, “I have the best of both worlds, I have Miss World.”
Nitpickers might say that that conversation makes no sense, but that is because they’re bitter sourpusses who’ve never felt the sweet wonder of magical love, lovely love.
“He took me to Ganeshpuri, went down on his knees, read out a poem and asked me to marry him,” said Yuktaa, showing off the sparkling rock on her ring finger. The two met at a party in Nagpur two months ago where she had gone to promote her film Memsaheb. “I used the funniest pick-up line ever, I said, “If you are planning to make a film, then you can cast me as your boyfriend,’” said Prince.
Oh my God, he’s right! That is the funniest pick up line ever! Ha ha ha ha! Because you see, he said “Cast me as your boyfriend!” and then she did! Except it wasn’t a casting, it was… erm. Gosh! Talking to him must be like living in a Preston Sturges film. All that and they’ll always have Ganeshpuri! Some girls have all the luck.
…Prince, who was born in Nagpur, studied in the US, has seen all of Yuktaa’s films, but missed seeing the beauty pageant where she was crowned Miss World. “I love her work,” said Prince who considers himself a very lucky man.
But Yuktaa’s preferences have now changed. “I will do a film only if there’s a subject that requires me to convey a global message. I want to learn more about hotels so that I can help him in his business,” she said.
Hmm, a global message about hotels maybe? Like CNN’s advertisements? That’s a film, too. A (very) short film, true, but hey, how much more global can you get?
But reading this got me thinking: a power couple such as the Tullis-to-be, need a name that reflects their status. If Saif and Kareena (who?) or Abhishek and Aishwarya (pshaw!) can get them, then Yukta and Prince not only need one, they deserve one! Let’s see. What shall it be?
Yukta Mookhey + Prince Tulli = YukTulli? Nope, sounds too much like “yuck thhoo” for comfort. TulliKhey sounds like a Punjabi cuss word. PrinceMoo is just plain insulting as is the double entendre-ish Prikta. TulliOok sounds like a species from a fantasy novel set in an alternate England. TaMPrinT might have worked but one of them needs to be Tamilian for it to really get off the ground. Prince YuM is nice but it ought to be Princess Yum, surely?
Sigh. I suppose a couple whose names rearrange themselves into the phrase “A Hermetic Kinky Pullout Yo” are destined to be rather hard up for an acceptable brand name. After much thought, I feel the only name that truly suits those wide smiles is Mookhulli. See: