Shahrukh furious with national press
The most media-savvy man of all, Shah Rukh Khan, has decided that he
will not be patronizing the national press from now on. This is the
hottest news right now, considering the fact that Khan always maintained
such amiable relations with the section of the press. What has made this
actor take this sudden U-turn?
It all happened when Ashraf Patel, a Bombay-based businessman was
murdered a few weeks back. The police officials are still investigating
the motive behind the gruesome killing and an underworld hand has not
been ruled out. Patel was the man behind brands like Omega and Swatch in
India and owned a chain of shops in Bombay's premium shopping arcade,
Ashraf Patel had been associated with names like Mohammed Azharuddin and
Aishwarya Rai since they happened to be the brand ambassadors for some
of his products. Similarly, Shah Rukh was also associated with him since
Ashraf had sponsored the premiere of Shah Rukh's film, 'Phir Bhi Dil
Certain sections of the media have highlighted this association between
Shah Rukh and Ashraf Patel and this is what has upset the actor a great
deal. "I always thought that the national press was responsible.
But now I realise that they are even more dangerous than the film press
because people tend to take them more seriously," he said.
As for the media-people, they simply cannot understand why Shah Rukh is
making such a big hue and cry about this episode. They feel that he's
not the only one who's name has been linked with Ashraf. When the others
aren't making a big noise, why is Shah Rukh doing the same?
Right now, we'll have to wait and see how long this war between the
national press and Shah Rukh lasts. Maybe until the release of his next
film, what say???