Not many self-respecting people would acknowledge knowing much about Paris Hilton, besides what they caught on TV while they were just 'flipping through the TV channels'….anyways, last week I was caught red-handed by some friends watching Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie's TV reality show "Simple Life".
So how could I have ever redeemed myself from that travesty? Well, The Ghauri family came to the rescue! It so happens that as I was 'flipping through the TV channels' I caught sight of the extremely blonde Hilton heiress doing a sajda on a muslim prayer rug, with Allah O Akbar (azaan) playing in the background. Needless to say, I was extremely surprised at the sight and curiosity kept me awake to watch the re-run of the show later that night. The Ghauris, a well-to-do Pakistani family from LA, somehow found themsleves hosting Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie at their home, and in the process were expected to teach the two socialites a thing or to about being good wives. The last I had heard about this TV show had something to do with these girls milking cows in a farm – how they landed in a Pakistani family – and on their prayer rug with their heads bowed before Allah, is still a mystery to me. Good for them, though.
The two women certainly left an impression on The Ghauris – Mr. Ghauri shuttered his eyes when the go-go-girls started grinding with him at the night club, and the young Ghauri boy kissed a girl and learnt the art of don't-kiss-and-tell. Mrs. Ghauri definitely tried her best to teach these women a thing or two about being a good wife, passionately claiming her son would never do such a thing! Never in a million years.
And the heiress: well, she was her usual stupid self (though I must say she looked kinda cute in the Pakistani shalwar kameez!). When the host asked them what the religion of Pakistan was, they gave blank stares. When given the hint that "its the religion most talked about since 9/11". Paris replies flirtatiously,"kabbalah?". Could it get better! Oh yeah, and she found the call to prayer 'sexy'.
And Paris' parting words? "Pakistani women treat their women as princesses". I kinda agree. However, even though it is not a wrong statement, we must not forget that we do have plenty of Mukhtaran Mai's to prove that this is not true for all Pakistani men.
For a segment of the show, watch below: