Celebrity Vs Common Man

Shahrukh’s recent brawl with the MCA (Mumbai Cricket Association) staff and the security personnel has made the headlines all over. It seems as though the film personalities cannot keep themselves away from the media albeit for the wrong reasons. I was obviously not at the scene of the incident nor do I know what exactly happened and who was at fault. But in India justice and law is different for celebrity and for a common man. Everybody starts judging the common man based on the arrest. Common man probably loses his job for his antics. His life gets turned upside down.

Common Man:

Common man’s kids play on the ground. Security personnel man handles them (According to what Shahrukh told the press). Common man gets angry, screams at them using lots of expletives and pushes them around. MCA staff comes in gets a mouth full from the common man. Police come in and arrest the common man, put him in jail.

Celebrity:

Celebrity’s kids play on the ground. Security personnel man handles them (According to what Shahrukh told the press). Celebrity gets angry, screams at them using lots of expletives and pushes them around. MCA staff comes in to pacify, gets mouthful from the celebrity, even the ACP isn’t spared. Celebrity walks out of the ground free with his family. Comes out and gives press statement. Celebrity gets banned from entering the ground for 5 years. His colleagues and well-wishers (also celebrities) extend lots of support giving character witness. Chief Ministers and BCCI chiefs get involved and ask the MCA staff to call truce, drop the charges. Everything is hunky dory for the celebrity, life is back to normal. Gets great publicity for his upcoming movie releases (if any).

This is India for you.

2 thoughts on “Celebrity Vs Common Man

  1. Souvik Ghosh says:

    I have huge objections with this most hatred word “celebrity” .. Is their any difference between a celebrity and a common man.. No, I see no more. . All celebrities are famous because the celebrities are connected to films, theaters, sports, dancing, singing etc.. and we see them in television always, they’ve numerous fans.. And this is their key to success, and a way of earning too much… Rather a high rank officer (suppose I. A. S) or a doctor having contributions on medical science are not celebrities… My question is now why they are deprived of this Insignia….

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