first word Alexander Graham Bell spoke with
his world-famous instrument was Hello. Ever
since, this word has become perhaps the
most-spoken one in the world. And telephones
have also become the most omnipresent gadget
leading to creation of separate courses
on telephone manners!
Tellychakkar conducted a random study,
with our tongue firmly in cheek, on the
telephone etiquettes of various 'not so
approachable' tele-stars and how they react
to a phone call from a journalist.
If the call is from a number that does
not exist in her phone book, the nation's
Tulsi Virani will never take the call. But
she will not ignore the caller also. She
will send an SMS enquiring about the reason
for the call. If you respond requesting
for an interview, Smriti will write back
asking for the questions. If your questions
satisfy her, then she will ask for the focus
of the interview and details of the publication.
Only if answers to all these questions are
up to her satisfaction levels will she take
your call. (It is a different story altogether
that the time she spends in sending these
SMS would have been enough for the interview!)
There are two numbers of the handsome actor,
which are in circulation amongst the journalists.
If you dial the first one, Cezanne's mother
will answer the call, while the second one
will be answered by his brother. Both of
them will take your call and speak to you
very politely. "Since Cezanne is busy,
he cannot take your call, but I will definitely
pass on the message," is what they
will tell you. Not just this, they will
even give you a date and time for calling
Cezanne. In a 'strange' coincidence, Cezanne
will be busy even on that day! Grapevine
has it that the second number, which is
answered by his brother, is actually his
number. Cezanne takes the call only if it
is a known number.
You could consider yourself very lucky
and buy a lottery ticket, if Sakshi answered
your call or responded to your messages.
Besides the time when she was starting Kahani
Hamarey Mahabharat Ki and also doing
Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki, Sakshi never
takes calls from unknown numbers. It was
only during those few days that she was
taking calls from numbers not listed in
her address book. However, when you meet
her in person it is a different story completely.
She will respond to all your queries and
speak at length.
Before Gauri joined Kyun Ki…and
just after the success of Kutumb,
she would easily qualify as one of the most
approachable tele-stars. She would take
calls, and even call you back if she missed
your call. And it had nothing to do with
your number being there or not on her phonebook.
However, over the last few years she has
become one of the, if not the most unapproachable
tele-star. She will never take calls or
respond to SMSs. Quite a contrast from her
husband, who takes calls even after attaining
stardom. However, Hiten has also changed
in the way he speaks to you. Gone are the
days when he used to be in freewheeling
conversations. Nowadays he will always be
very diplomatic and also give reasons for
Here is someone who does not repeat mistakes
(if taking a call from a journalist is one).
Surveen is busy throughout the day and will
never answer calls from unknown numbers.
If by mistake she takes your call (perhaps
the Caller ID was not working!), she will
be very polite and tell you that she is
very busy and will ask you to call her after
a couple of hours. But be rest assured,
the couple of hours will never end! Aren't
journalists supposed to be the bridge between
celebrities and fans?
Consistency has been his hallmark right
from Jassi to Radha Ki Betiyaan.
He has never taken calls from unknown numbers
and has no qualms in admitting so. Whenever
you meet him and complain about his unavailability
on the phone, he will justify it with the
number of crank calls he gets.
TAARE ZAMEEN PAR
The top five accessible stars
1. Hiten Tejwani
2. Ronit Roy
3. Urvashi Dholakia
4. Hussain Kuwajerwala
5. Rajashri Thakur
on 25 Feb 2009 6:30 pm
|Liked the thing about Apurva Agnihotri . But can we please please have his interview as we all want to know about his next serial. After Radha ki beti... more|
- Posted By : rekha on 2009-03-02 17:57:02
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