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.
Who is Paul Valthaty?
Who is this guy, who appears out of nowhere, and single-handedly takes the reigning IPL champions, Chennai Super Kings, to the cleaners?
188 ought to have been good enough—a match-winning total.
But no, Paul “Blazing” Valthaty had other ideas.
Like his Biblical namesake, he rewarded the faith in him with an explosive knock under pressure.
IPL franchisee owners are clamouring for change.
Fed-up of being short-changed by the non-availability of key players, team honchos have decided to drive changes in the format of the IPL.
“After paying superstars millions of dollars, the least you could expect is that they would be on hand for the duration of the tournament.
But no such luck.”
“National team commitments are deemed more important”, complains a prominent unnamed IPL co-owner.
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I must admit that the IPL going-ons have all the makings of a soap opera.
It has all the ingredients – money, glamour and sex appeal (courtesy the Bollywood biggies), a decamping honcho, exotic locations, politics and more twists and turns than a pot-boiler.
Add much needed melodrama and you have a hit formula.
A few bytes on the continuing saga:
The twists and turns in the sordid IPL drama get hairier, by the day!
Readers might be aware that Mr. Lalit Modi is currently in London and refuses to return to India fearing for his life.
His weapon of choice against any and all charges is his Twitter account. Talk about social media pressure!