Bollywood stars have expressed their support and sympathy for Preity Zinta at the treatment meted out to her by Chandigarh airport officials.
The Punjab XI co-owner was asked for her identity papers by a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) employee.
“The ‘stupid’ security guys just refused to recognise Preity.” said Choky Manday, a male star with a total of zero hits.
“We have decided to petition the civil aviation ministry to provide Bollywood stars special badges that declare ‘I am a film-star. Ignore me at your peril.’”
“Bollywood has industry status and we ought to be recognised for our contribution to the Indian economy.”
The badges are to be RFID-tagged to allow stars to by-pass security at domestic and international terminals.
No more will Bollywood biggies suffer the indignity of being asked for proof-of-identity.
Bollywood biggies have insisted that security guards’ training include a mandatory screening of a Bollywood feature—every evening.
The Guild Of Film-star Doubles are unhappy with the move.
“Now, we will not have the privilege of passing off as originals. They have the badges, not us.”
Mr. Duplicate Abhinetri , the president of the association of doubles, has called for a week-long strike until their counter-parts provide them with replicas of the badges.
The copies should read, “I am the real duplicate, and am real about my pricing.”
Quote of the day:
No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous. – Henry Adams