Indian Express contributing editor Coomi Kapoor has this item in her diary today:
“Superstar Shah Rukh Khan‘s face is normally a passport which ensures open doors just about anywhere in the country. But the security guard at the house of CNN-IBN’s Rajdeep Sardesai failed to recognise the actor.
“Khan, whose in-laws live in Panchsheel Park [Delhi], decided to take a late night stroll in the colony along with minister of State, Rajiv Shukla. When they passed Sardesai’s house, they thought they would drop in, but the guard barred their entry, claiming it was 11.30 pm and his boss was not answering his phone.
“He suggested they leave their names and contact numbers and come back the next day. Khan left a note urging Sardesai to have a good sleep.”
Moral of the story #1: SRK will go to any lengths to push a film, especially if it is a disaster like Ra.One.
Moral of the story #2: Rajdeep Sardesai does take his “good night” tweets seriously and goes to bed early.
Moral of the story #3: merely because your boss reads the news, it doesn’t mean you need to know the news.
And moral of the story #4: the new Press Council chief Markandey Katju can rest assured that despite the worst designs of TV channels to divert the attention of the nation from poverty by peddling cinema and related movie trivia, at least one prominent security guard hasn’t fallen into the devious trap of the TRPwallahs.