Being a female chauvinist, I love, adore the women who excel in their profession.
Jayalalitha –> She is one of my best favorite Leaders from India, a charismatic, dynamic, energetic, vibrant leader. I am so happy to write about her when she is the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
I still remember that I have slapped one of my friend in school when I was in 7th Standard for speaking ill about Jayalalitha. After slapping her, I told you have all the rights to talk about anyone anywhere but not in front of me. This slap will continue again. Before this incident I was very quite silent girl in school, but after that entire classroom started looking at me as like a revolutionary girl.
Before her entry into the politics, I admire her as an actress and I love to watch her daring performances in her movies. She has done different characters and not the stereo type heroine roles.
I love her not only as an actress but also for her knowledge and the stylish English. As a working female, I know how difficult it is to survive in this male chauvinism world. I admire her for doing the dare-devil roles in the movies against big stars and the way she used to do was awesome was the reason to love her acting.
The way she entered in politics I don’t know whether it was fate or luck or what, and the introduction of herself as a political heir by MGR founder of the AIADMK who was very successful in his political affairs. To my knowledge the authority was given by MGR to her as a political heir before he went for his treatment to US.
When I look back to write about her from what I know, I feel that she has carried her so beautifully in her political carrier. I feel that she was so powerful and became as a threat to opposition parties even before becoming the chief minister of Tamil Nadu. If the accidents and incidents faced by her would have been faced by any other normal lady would have made her to quit from politics. She is really a revolutionary leader as per the calling by the Tamilians as Puratchi Thalaivi and has the guts to face this all alone. I feel that she feels that the place was given by late MGR as a responsibility and she wanted to carry the party on her shoulder to make it live as per the faith of MGR.
To survive in the politics, we need the lot of energy and guts. Especially as a female and that too from the film industry she needs more courage to withstand the conspiracies that comes on her way. When she entered the politics she was new and she was about to compete with leaders who has spent their whole life in politics.
The main reason for my admiration is only because of her guts and the dynamism what she has shown towards leading the party.
I love many filmy personalities and for no reason I will wait to see them or to take an autograph of them, but to meet Jayalalitha in person, I waited to see her on road for more than 12 hours in 1991 and unfortunately because of security reason she didn’t come and I went home with tears when I was just 16 years.
When I think about it after 22 years I am feeling that I missed a great opportunity because I would have been in the Dias on that day and that would have been the best day of my life. I have seen her once infront of AIADMK office but that was not close.
Why I adore Jayalalitha?
Is she is the only female in politics, why not others? I have many leaders in my mind but not as like as JJ. There are many women who are as female leaders and even served the states as Chief Minister for their states. But they all have not seen the political life as so miserable so far in the Indian history. Even after the arrest, scam, scandals, Jail entry, adopted son marriage etc., she has the power and guts to face the public and to ask for the votes.
I got serious interest into politics because of Jayalalitha and I lost that interest also because of her. As my expectation out of Jayalalitha was more and the controversies scam, scandals killed my interest in politics.
As a Female I loved to see JJ as a strong leader of India, but somehow it didn’t happen. In the history of Indian politics, politics is always said to be dirty and no one is perfect, when it is for our betterment we choose the better one to rule us and not the best one to protect and give us the best environment to live our life peacefully.
Happy Birthday to Puratchi Thalaivi, I wish to have a peaceful and happy life for one and all.
It is neither a tribute nor a dedication, as I can write a book about my love and inspiration and about JJ’s political entry, growth, sustainability, proactive measures, etc., not only like, but dislikes also will be in the list. This is just to say something about a lady whom I love, adore and worship for the way she has portrayed and excelled in her endeavors.
If at all there is a wish which has less chance to get fulfilled in my life is to meet her in person and to take a photograph with her. As like a normal fan of her acting, I will feel not to miss watching any of her movies, but as great fan of her as a strong leader my wish is to meet her personally…. I believe in the quotes “Man proposes and God disposes”… if it has to happen it will…