Where have the Secretaries gone?

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When was the last time one saw a Secretary, as a necessary accompaniment of one of the chief characters in a film. Not in the recent memory, as with the entry of personal computation devices, role of secretaries has been taken over by the PCs, Laptops, organizers etc. But wait, it suddenly made its debut in one of the advertisements of the IDBI Bank where a Banker when he is renouncing the world, finds that even his secretary is not happy at this development. Indeed, the element of office romance that used to proliferate between the secretary and the boss was one of the best guard secrets, but now with secretaries moving away the romance between colleagues, who hold the same position, is a talk of the town as the element of secrecy which was the hallmark of relationship between her and the boss has become a discounted commodity. It goes without saying that it was Ajit the villain of yesteryears who had added an element of halo around the institution of Secretary and till he was alive the oomph and glamour in cinema was majorly provided by the Secretaries.

With the advertisement a cue, here is a tribute to one of the most enduring relationships in the office that used to proliferate:

PATI, PATNI AUR WOH: Whenever office romance and the banter of romance would be talked about the subtle wickedness of performance that Sanjeev Kumar had brought in this film, enticing his Secretary Ranjeeta indeed would be remembered fondly.

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