Driven up the wall - Rajeev Masand

Guess Who,rajeev masand
  • 37
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Share on whatsapp

This week's easy blind item from Rajeev Masand ;-)

Representatives of a leading time-wear brand were reportedly horrified last week when they received a bill for fees they were asked to pay the staff of their superstar ambassador following a promotional event he participated in at a five-star hotel barely a stone’s throw away from his home. Among other things, they were expected to cough up Rs 8,000 as ‘Driver’s Charges’, a fee they balked at.

When they complained to the actor’s staff that Rs 8,000 seemed like an unreasonable sum for chauffeuring the star such a short distance, they were allegedly told they could take up any issue they had with the actor himself. Recognising the fact that they were being exploited by his staff, who were well aware they would never approach their boss to save a few thousand rupees, the brand representatives paid up the full amount.

But they’ve been grumbling to anyone who’s willing to listen that this isn’t the first time the actor’s staff has tried to swindle them ruthlessly. On a previous occasion, when the star participated in an ad shoot for the brand, organised at his own home, they were slapped with a fat bill—including an amount allocated to ‘Driver’s Charges’. On pointing out to the star’s manager that the shoot was conducted right on the actor’s personal premises, and hence there was no question of the star being driven around on account of the brand, those charges were reluctantly knocked off the bill.

"Stay in sync with the latest and hottest" & "SUBSCRIBE TO PINKVILLA"

Comments

actor - includes both male & female and so its Aishwarya Rai

Your blog provides a fresh look at the subject

why cant it be Abhishek and his brand tissot!

its not about earning a lot.Some people behave like bikari even if they are crorepati

Why did I even open up this post. I don't want to give even a second of my time to people like Masand but for the lack of nothing better to do, I ended up reading this and as always it's just a big bunch of bull.

Lol if its SRK, everyone is like defending SRK and saying Masand has issues w SRK... But if its any other actor, they'll bash the actor point blank as if what Masand says is the truth. Masand is a fool, why do people take his made-up stories seriously?

Aamir & Titan?

BORING..Have some standards rajeev masand,would you report anything and everything as 'blind'?If that's the case next could be SRK had a fight with his dhobhi for 20 rs.

It was the whole world against SRK, now even his own staff use him and abuse his goodness???????? That man is truly a KING!

Ofcourse Shahrukh is a part of this...he probably don't want to pay the driver and told him to demand money from the Brand.

Mon, 2012-08-20 14:11 — Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

so true....he doesnt even care for 8000rs...its like peanuts for him....
+++++++++++++++++++++++

Peanuts? 8000 rs is like leftover bits of peanuts to SRK! People need to realize how rich he is, he has built an entire empire that includes making movies, ads, tv programs, vfx, sports etc...plus of course, he is the world's biggest superstar, as per the Los Angeles Times...

Wooo haters hold on! SRK makes 8000 rupees per second and can buy the entire Tag Heuer company if he wanted to...so don't give us the crap about him getting rich with 8000 rupees...yes I know for you it is a big amount, but it is nothing for the man knows as SHAH RUKH KHAN!

LOL! You really think the $600 million worth SRK cares about a measly 8000 rupees???

Biggest joke of the century!!! Get serious really!!! Clearly it is his staff using his name for their benefit and they need to be fired!!!

i dont think srk will become richer by charging them 8000 for driver ka kharcha.. probably the staff is making money on his name!!
-------------------------------------------------------------

So true....people unnecessarily blaming SRK....

i dont think srk will become richer by charging them 8000 for driver ka kharcha.. probably the staff is making money on his name!!

i think masand has serious issues with SRK...blames him for everything that goes wrong on earth....

its unfair to jump n blame SRK....do u guys really think he cares for 8000rs.....his staff behind his back would be doing this for sure....

Don't be so quick to blame SRK. It might be a close assistant and not SRK directly who might be racking up these things.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

so true....he doesnt even care for 8000rs...its like peanuts for him....

well SRK is so rich that he gifts audis n bmw's....it should be his staff behind his back....dont jump on him...

well it can be SRK's staff also...dont jump on him...

Shahrukh ke itne bure din aa gaye ke driver ke naam pe bill bhejta hai?? hahaha

srk will do anything for money

Don't be so quick to blame SRK. It might be a close assistant and not SRK directly who might be racking up these things.

Mon, 2012-08-20 08:12 — Anonymous

SRK and Tag Heur! Tu paisa paisa karta hai bas paise pe hi marta hai! :D

======================
HAHAHAHAH

SRK.. lol

SRK and Tag Heur! Tu paisa paisa karta hai bas paise pe hi marta hai! :D

Srk the cheapo

how cheap. this proves that people go mad after PC's entry in their life ;)

Sun, 2012-08-19 23:11 — Anonymous
serves them right for their brain is in their a$$ to make him the brand ambassador instead of using innovative advtg.....sales never goes up by taking these angootha chhaps. SRK once admitted openly sale of nokia phones did not go up becoz of him why take them then? and if u do, why complain? give them crores to buy one more bentley - gadhas
_____________________________

TRUE!

I don't know what's wrong with some people. When will people's eyes open?

Sorry.....didn't read the whole article earlier.....

Ranveer singh ......those who can read the tag can easily answer :P

This is sick, but it's not like SRK himself is doing this. This kinda thing is routine in India. These phoren companies must be getting a good taste of desi corruption, LOL .

I'd rather read about secret affairs... I guess bollywood has been behaving itself this week. pfft .

Shahrukh and Tag Heuer!

serves them right for their brain is in their a$$ to make him the brand ambassador instead of using innovative advtg.....sales never goes up by taking these angootha chhaps. SRK once admitted openly sale of nokia phones did not go up becoz of him why take them then? and if u do, why complain? give them crores to buy one more bentley - gadhas

Shah Rukh Khan !
He does anything for money.

YAWN!!Give us something better mr.masand.

SRK..,,

Add new comment