November 2012 – Blind Item
This week’s blind item by the great Rajeev Masand is a bit confusing. The answers that we have could or could not be the real ones, but let’s just give it a try. If you think you know, why don’t drop a line right here and we’ll see.
The Starstruck Go-to Guy
The chatterati has been talking incessantly about the star-struck behaviour of a prominent young Mumbai businessman who reportedly attached himself ‘like an appendage’ to an A-list male star at the premiere and then after-party of a blockbuster film recently.
The event was held at a major film studio in suburban Mumbai, and while the young businessman landed an invite because of his closeness to the film’s leading man, surprisingly he decided to spend half the night tailing the actor’s arch rival. Funny thing is, the star he was following around like a lamb didn’t seem to care or even notice. The businessman apparently just ‘hung around like a bodyguard’ even as the star engaged in conversations with friends and colleagues.
His friends in fancy circles are amused and even a little surprised by his behaviour because they insist it’s not like him to be so enamoured. Himself quite influential and well-connected, he has earned himself the reputation of being the go-to-guy when ‘important’ people find themselves in sticky situations. When a young heartthrob actor was allegedly caught with drugs on him in his car a few years ago, it was this gentleman who pulled strings and hushed up the matter.
Young Mumbai Businessman: Sunny Dewan
Film’s Leading Man: Shah Rukh Khan
Blockbuster Film: Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Major Film Studio: Yash Raj Studios
Actor’s Arch Rival: Salman Khan