Today’s blind item is a fresh one from Rajeev Masand. It’s not a spicy one so it wasn’t that hard to figure out who Rajeev is talking about. Check it out below.
There’s something perversely heartening about the fact that it’s not just us lesser mortals who’re routinely pummelled by the obnoxious traffic on Mumbai roads. No, no, traffic, as it turns out, is the great leveller. Even our top movie stars ensconced in their fancy cars feel the brunt. Day in and day out.
One A-list male star who had promised to attend a Bollywood awards show recently, called up the organiser on the afternoon of the event to confirm what time he needed to get there to present a key award. The actor, who had somehow assumed that the ceremony was taking place at a suburban studio not far from where he lives, was in for a rude shock when he learnt that in fact the show was to happen at a sprawling sports stadium at the other end of the city.
The actor reportedly excused himself from his commitment, insisting that there was no way he was going to brave weekend peak-hour traffic. And no amount of requesting and cajoling from the organisers would make him change his mind.
In the end, he stubbornly stuck to his word and stayed home. The organisers, meanwhile, both puzzled that he hadn’t bothered to find out about the venue till the eleventh hour and upset over his cancellation, were left with no choice but to request another star to present the award instead.