Archie is all set to marry Veronica!
And I am not liking it. Not in the least. Archie and Betty are such good friends. They share such a fantastic chemistry. They have such perfect tuning. She understands him so well; even better than he knows himself, maybe. Not to mention her immense love for him that surpasses everything and every time he stands her up or takes her for granted.
How can he not marry Betty? How can he not?
Closer home, we too have our set of Archie-Betty-Veronica. To begin with, there is Abhishek Bachaan who chose Aishwarya Rai even though Rani Mukherjee complimented him more in every aspect. They shared a chemistry, an intensity that is far more electrifying than the one he shares with Aishwarya. They not only made a successful couple on-screen but also came across as a warm one off it too. But he chose an arm-candy.
Then again, there is Ranbir Kapoor who dumped his childhood friend and long time sweetheart Sonam for a Deepika Padukone. They made such a cute couple what with their innocent love and long-standing friendship. They were almost perfect.
Meanwhile, to avenge all the Bettys of this world, we do have amongst us a few Veronicas as well who choose a Reggie Mantle over an Archie Andrews. A classic case is of our very own Kareena Kapoor who went for Saif Ali Khan and didn’t think twice before dumping her long-time boyfriend, the chocolate-boy, your-friend-always Shahid Kapur.
And so, all is not lost. I am truly hoping that in the 600th edition, Archie will definitely propose marriage to Veronica as publicized, but will realize his folly and return to Betty before it is too late.
And in the eventuality that he doesn’t, let’s just say that ‘guys will be guys’ and will never learn to recognize what’s good for them and what’s best. Be it a carrot-top from a comic strip or your boy-next-door.