Friday, March 31, 2006
The month of April is arriving and apart from the summer vacations, people are also getting ready to celebrate the festival which marks the beginning of this laid back month. Yes people, we are talking about April Fools day or Bakra Din as one wise guruji called Cyrus Broacha refers to it. This fest was always celebrated by people but on a local level. However, Guru Broacha was the first revolutionary, who made this day universal by celebrating it on television, with a noble view to show us how dumb people (actually our film stars there) can look when trapped in a sticky situation and allow us derive affable pleasure observing them act stupid. The legacy has continued since then.
This year ETC, the music based entertainment TV channel, decided to play some pranks on our Bollywood celebrities while they were shooting for interviews and shows on the channel. One victim of this conspiracy was Shahid Kapoor.
Shahid was doing interview for one of the shows of the channel when a Sardarji barged in. The man who also claimed to be an artiste from Punjab kept announcing the name of his father and grandfather along with his. Said the Sardarji that he was doing so for the benefit of the viewers. Shahid who was the actual celeb to be interviewed got puzzled over this man who had reduced him to no-person on the sets of his own show. It was as if Shahid Kapoor was invisible to this man. Besides our young actor kept wondering throughout, trying to figure out who this personality from Punjab was?
The channel's plan succeeded and the usually tolerant Shahid Kapoor finally lost his cool after 15 minutes. He was so bugged with this uninvited guest that he decided to leave the set instantly. It was only after the crew broke the truth on him that Shahid realized that he was conned. What fun!