One thing that the makers of Ishqbaaz successfully and effectively were able to come up with in the show was a hard hitting reality – The world respects you and fears you until you have wealth and power stuffed in your pocket.
The moment you lose it, you become a tool of mockery and fun. While watching the auction of the Oberoi mansion and the ridicule and sarcastic comments that followed for the Oberois just because they were no longer wealthy reminded us of one of the old dialogues delivered in this very show by Mahi – “Ameer ka paisa aur garib ka mazaak, dono udaane ke liye hi hote hai”.
That’s why a gas stove of Rs 5,000 is purchased for Rs 5 lakhs and Oberois, who were assumed to have become so poor to even acquire their gas stove, were mocked and ridiculed.
And thereby Shivaay Singh Oberoi learnt a lesson – He or his family aren’t revered for being an ‘Oberoi’, but because he and his family have wealth. Because Oberois are wealthy and powerful.
The day the wealth vanishes, all the reverence, fear, respect, honour vanishes too in thin air.
Human psychology works in a very weird manner. We don’t like the rich because we aren’t rich. We don’t like them because they can execute their wealth to fetch anything they want, something a normal person can’t do. In short, we don’t like them, because often we are jealous!
We make fun of the rich when they become poor because we suddenly feel like it has served them right! It has made them equal to us and then we take pleasure in seeing them struggling to lead a life like ours i.e standing in queue, juggling in a bus. Probably, that’s why when Rudy’s bike was sold off, Oberois were mocked by the so called ‘sarkaari karmchaari’ saying that now Oberois ‘ko buso mein dhakke khaane padenge’ – Something that he does regularly probably and didn’t like the fact that someone else could travel in an AC car which he could not afford but not that he secretly didn’t wish for it! He has that secret wish for himself but he will still mock that person who could fulfill his/her wish.