Last night while watching the Film Fare Award function on television, I saw the MC calling one of the gentlemen from the audience and his wife to ask them which of the film celebrities present at the event they wished to see. Prompt came the reply, Deepika Padukone and the actor’s elation had to be seen to be believed. More was to come because he wanted to know the price of the ticket each had paid in order to see their favourite actor and they said it was rs.2 lakhs each. It was a delight to watch Deepika looking absolutely thrilled and smiling away all through even as she was repeatedly mentioning the amount. This reminded me of a friend of mine paying rs.five thousand for an entry ticket to a charity show held in a five star hotel just to see her favourite actor Amitabh Bachan who was the chief guest at the event.
Now I too have become a fan of Deepika who doesn’t seem to have been affected despite all the adulation she receives not only for her acting and also being as natural as ever irrespective of the occasion. However I prefer spending whatever I can afford towards a cause rather than on something which momentarily pleases me!