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The Fickle Nature of Fame

The story of Geeta and Monica

By Naureen IkramPublished about a year ago 7 min read
The Fickle Nature of Fame
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Geeta was a young and beautiful teenager with an exceptional talent for singing. She had always been drawn to music and had a deep passion for it. Geeta idolized her favorite singer Monica and would spend hours listening to her songs and studying her techniques.

Geeta's love for Monica began when she was just a little girl, and her mother used to play Monica's songs while she did her chores around the house. Geeta would sing along to the lyrics and dream of one day becoming a famous singer like Monica.

As she grew older, Geeta's love for Monica only intensified. She would attend all of her concerts and eagerly wait in long lines to get a glimpse of her idol. Geeta would watch Monica's interviews and performances online and study every move she made on stage.

Geeta's talent as a singer was undeniable, and she knew that she wanted to follow in Monica's footsteps. She started performing at local talent shows and singing competitions and quickly gained a reputation as a rising star.

Geeta's dream was to meet Monica and perform with her on stage. She would spend hours practicing and perfecting her craft, hoping that one day, her dream would come true.

One day, Geeta's hard work and dedication paid off. She was discovered by a music producer who was impressed with her talent and signed her to a record label. Geeta's first single became an instant hit, and she was soon on her way to stardom.

Finally, the day arrived when Geeta got to meet her idol, Monica. Geeta was nervous and excited as she stepped onto the stage to perform with Monica. The two singers blended their voices in perfect harmony, and the crowd went wild.

After the performance with Monica, Geeta was on top of the world. The experience was everything she had dreamed of and more. But despite this, Geeta still had one wish - to meet Monica personally and tell her how much she meant to her.

Geeta's team tried to arrange a meeting with Monica, but they were met with resistance. Monica's team claimed that she was too busy and had no time for meetings. However, Geeta was determined, and she continued to push until finally, she was granted a meeting with her idol.

Geeta's heart was pounding as she walked into the room where Monica was waiting for her. But to her surprise, Monica was cold and distant towards her. Geeta could hardly believe it. She had expected Monica to be kind and welcoming, but instead, she was met with a rude attitude.

"Hi! Monica Ma’am. It's so nice to finally meet you," Geeta said, trying to hide her disappointment.

Monica barely acknowledged Geeta and replied with a curt nod. Geeta tried to start a conversation, but Monica seemed uninterested in talking to her.

Feeling dejected, Geeta decided to take a chance and ask Monica for some advice. "Monica Ma’am, I've always looked up to you as a singer. I was wondering if you had any advice for me to improve my singing."

Monica let out a sigh and said, "Look, Geeta, you seem like a nice girl, but I don't have time to mentor anyone. I have my own career to worry about."

Geeta's heart sank. She couldn't believe that her idol was being so dismissive towards her. She had imagined this meeting so many times, and it was nothing like she had hoped.

"I understand, Monica Ma’am. I don't want to take up too much of your time," Geeta said, trying to hide her hurt feelings.

Monica seemed to soften a little and said, "Look, Geeta, you have talent. But if you want to make it in this industry, you need to be tough. It's not an easy road, and you'll face a lot of rejection. But if you keep pushing and never give up, you'll get there eventually."

Geeta nodded, trying to take in Monica's words of advice. But deep down, she knew that she would never forget the way Monica had treated her. Even though she still admired her talent as a singer, Geeta realized that her idol was not the kind of person she had thought she was.

Despite her disappointment in how her meeting with Monica had gone, Geeta continued to work hard on her singing. A few months later, she received an offer to perform on a reality show where Monica was a judge. Geeta was nervous but excited about the opportunity to showcase her talent.

Geeta's performance was flawless, and the crowd erupted in applause. But when it was time for Monica to give her feedback, the atmosphere changed. Monica's face twisted into a scowl, and she looked directly at Geeta.

"What was that?!" Monica yelled, her voice echoing throughout the studio. "That was one of the worst performances I've ever seen! You have no talent, no stage presence, nothing!"

Geeta was stunned. She couldn't believe that her idol was insulting her in front of millions of people. She felt humiliated and ashamed.

"I'm sorry, Monica Ma’am. I'll try to do better next time," Geeta said, her voice shaking.

Monica just scoffed and said, "You'll never be a real singer. Just give up and go home."

Geeta felt tears welling up in her eyes as she walked off the stage. She couldn't believe that her idol, the person she had looked up to for so long, had just insulted her in such a cruel way.

Later, Geeta confronted Monica backstage, hoping to get some answers. "Monica Ma’am, why did you do that? Why did you insult me like that?"

Monica looked at Geeta coldly and said, "I did what I had to do. I couldn't let you embarrass yourself any further. You have no talent, and I wanted to make that clear to everyone."

Geeta was hurt and confused. She had always believed in herself and her talent, but Monica's words had shattered her confidence.

Years passed by, and Geeta didn't let Monica's words discourage her. She worked hard to improve her skills and hone her craft. Eventually, her talent and dedication paid off, and she became a successful singer in her own right.

Geeta's voice had a unique quality that captivated audiences, and her stage presence was unmatched. She performed at sold-out shows all over the country, and her albums topped the charts.

But Geeta didn't forget where she came from. She used her success to give back to the community and help aspiring singers achieve their dreams. She started a foundation that provided scholarships for underprivileged students who wanted to study music.

Geeta also made a point to never forget the lessons she learned from her experience with Monica. She knew how important it was to treat others with kindness and respect, no matter what their talent level was.

Years later, Geeta was being interviewed on a popular talk show. The host asked her about her journey to success and how she overcame the obstacles she faced along the way.

Geeta smiled and said, "I had to learn that success isn't just about talent. It's about hard work, perseverance, and most importantly, believing in yourself. I had to overcome some tough challenges, but those challenges made me stronger and more determined."

The host then asked Geeta if she had any messages for her fans and aspiring singers out there. Geeta replied, "Don't let anyone tell you that you can't achieve your dreams. Believe in yourself, work hard, and never give up. And most importantly, always treat others with kindness and respect, no matter what."

After a few months later.

Geeta was busy rehearsing for an upcoming award show when she received a surprise visitor - Monica. Geeta was shocked to see Monica, but she knew that she had to remain professional.

"Monica Ma’am, what are you doing here?" Geeta asked, trying to hide her surprise.

Monica looked worn out and ragged. She had clearly fallen on hard times since the last time Geeta had seen her. "I came to see you, Geeta. I need your help," Monica said her voice barely above a whisper.

Geeta's heart softened. Despite everything that had happened between them, she couldn't turn her back on someone in need. "Come with me," she said, leading Monica to a quiet corner of the rehearsal space.

At first, Geeta's security team didn't want to let Monica in, but Geeta insisted that she be allowed to see her. Once they were alone, Monica broke down in tears.

"I'm sorry, Geeta. I'm sorry for the way I treated you all those years ago. I was jealous of your talent, and I took it out on you. But now, I have nothing. I lost everything - my career, my money, my reputation. I don't know what to do," Monica sobbed.

Geeta listened to Monica's words, feeling a mix of sadness and empathy for her former idol. She knew what it was like to struggle and face adversity.

"Monica Ma’am, I forgive you. I understand that we all make mistakes. But I want to help you. I'll do what I can to get you back on your feet," Geeta said, her voice filled with compassion.

Monica was shocked at Geeta's kindness. She had never expected her former rival to offer her a helping hand.

"Thank you, Geeta. I don't know what to say," Monica said, wiping away her tears.

Geeta smiled at Monica, "You don't have to say anything. We all need help sometimes. And I'm happy to help you now. And, I have to admit, I'm also your fan now, Monica."

Monica looked up at Geeta, her eyes filled with gratitude. "Thank you, Geeta. You have no idea what this means to me."

From that moment on, Geeta and Monica became friends. Geeta helped Monica get back on her feet, and Monica started to appreciate Geeta's talent and hard work. They both realized that sometimes, the greatest rivalries can turn into the most unlikely friendships.

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Naureen Ikram

I write fiction. my stories are filled with vivid characters and creative plotlines. My goal as a writer is to captivate and engage my readers, I want my readers to explore new worlds and new perspectives.

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