Chennai : Turning the tables on Bollywood, media representatives in Chennai on Friday staged a walkout at a press conference attended by Shah Rukh Khan, as the Journalists were forced to wait for more than four hours for the superstar to arrive.
The error, sources said, was because of a miscommunication between two Public Relations’ Managers. Media were asked to assemble at 4 pm for a press conference at the Hotel ITC Grand Chola, slated to begin at 4.30 pm.
After what seemed an interminable wait, the star walked in four hours late, only at around 8 pm. The event was a fashion show for Palam Silks, cross-promoted with Shah Rukh’s upcoming film, ‘Happy New Year’. The rest of the ‘Happy New Year’ cast were also in Chennai for the event.
Angry journalists raised their voices walked out of the event in protest of the exorbitant delay in arrival of the Actor to the event. Despite assurances from Shah Rukh, promising of an exclusive interviews for each of them, the media personnel left the premises.
Earlier, Palam Silks has announced a contest titled ‘Indiawaale Saree Dance Pose Competition’ and the winner was assured of chance to meet their favourite actor Shah Rukh Khan
Owner of Palam Silks Jeyashree Ravi, said “Our association with Shah Rukh Khan last year for his movie Chennai Express worked out really well. It is our pleasure to invite him and the entire cast of his next movie to be part of our annual Silkline event in Chennai this year.”