Star struck

We all love heroes they say. Some of us love sports people, some their parents, some their neighbourhood heroes, hoodlums & most love actors. As part of news or journalism field, i’ve met many, many interesting people, known faces, people, stars & sports personalities. I’m one for ordinary people who are real heroes..but i have my major likes who are primarily sports persons. One doesn’t need to behave star struck, that was one thing i have always believed. May be because the kind of family i came from. We have seen people, my father has taken pics of who’s who in this country & city & me too have met people across the globe…

yesterday one Ms Katrina Kaif visited DNA office. Our newspaper office. It was a sight. Coz here was this frail, very tall, very very fair girlie smiling, walking with an air of confidence around or office. Mary’s little, tall & plenty of lambs followed her around. We’ve had stars & celebs coming to our office before. Priyanka chopra came once in track pants & jacket, straight from the gym ha..she walked in with our former director of the company, Pradeep Guha. Then Riya sen, Rakhi sawant who created quite a flutter, then Piggy Chops came yet again…then few others. This Kaif created a stir.

Star struck employees came running. Best part was the HR department of DNA was present in full numbers. The head of HR actually asked the other girlies if they saw ‘katrina kaif. Bahut sundar hai na woh?’ she exclaimed. My irritation was that HR dept is for the welfare of the employees. One should see how the HR of news organisations behave. They either order around, snap, DONT react or simply look through us. Yeah…one must read their letters all the DONTS of internet etiquettes they follow to the last tee. They are simply entertaining. I ofcorz commented aloud, “Instead of looking so star struck may be they need to give some attention to the employees.” One thing they forget is that they too are employees, but i guess they feel they should save the company’s money everywhere.

Sadly, the whole dept that called kaif was present in large numbers. They tried to ‘talk’ to her. It was next to impossible i am told. Because star quotient said she doesn’t read newspapers – i am just NOT surprised. She speaks with a cocky accent, not sure wc part of the world or countries. Then she was asked if she read the lifestyle/entertainment supplement of DNA. She said yes (oops! Me thinks she forgot it still is a newspaper, although a supplement…chaah…we’ll appraise her of the details in due course). Asked which section she reads, she said ‘astro’ part…gues Marjorie orr still has a hold over many people. The conversation i am told is to that effect.

What amused me was senior women journalists or writers, mostly deskies excitedly got up to see her. Oh did i mention all in a single file? Their teachers will be proud of them. I was always scatter brained, dyslexic & prankster so there never was a file in my perception…all wanted to haul me out of my chair. Why should i? I don’t want to see her, i’ve seen as she walked up & down with not less than 50 following her like puppy dogs. I certainly was NOT going to do such a thing.

I was told by ‘women’ ofcorz that i am simply jealous. FOr what i still haven’t a clue. “she’s pretty admire her common neeta.” were some of the comments made. I agree she looks pretty on the screen, she’s got good height, wears really high shoes, is extremely fair -& yes i have a problem to that. I don’t think far too highly of fair people in this country…- also im not dumbstruck by her. I’m NOT fond of her. I would have liked to meet her were to pass by…guess i’ve to start feeling star

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