Arriving fashionably late may be more of a norm in Bollywood than a fad, with stars arriving hours past the designated time; be it for press conferences, meetings or shooting of their films. But this time Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor were in for a nasty shock when they kept the media waiting for more than two hours.
Saif and Kareena were supposed to arrive by 8 pm at a five-star hotel in Juhu on Monday (18th October) to attend a press conference for a shoe brand they endorse. While the media waited for the actors for more than two hours, there was no sign of the starry couple. Finally, fed up of the wait, the media staged a walkout at 10pm without bothering about the whereabouts of the couple.
Later, Saif apologized for the delay blaming the traffic that they were stuck in as it was ‘Visarjan’ day. If the roads were that badly blocked, how did the media teams manage to make it on time? And it takes about 30 minutes to reach Juhu from the couple’s place at Bandra.
Riddhi Walia, media relation manager of the event, had a very interesting tidbit to add to the no-show. According to her, one particular photographer instigated the entire media to leave because he had some personal vendetta against the Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor. And since when did the entire media become as gullible as 2 year olds?
This should be a good lesson for all the “fashionably late” brats of Bollywood.