tantrums may be part of dealing with a Bollywood star. But the
folks at Indian Idol 2 experienced a peculiar demand from
actor Viveik Oberoi, who appeared on the Sony show last night
as a celebrity judge along with Fardeen Khan.
Viveik Oberoi and Fardeen Khan with Indian Idol 2
finalists Anuj, Sandeep and
demanded Subway sandwiches and a milkshake prior to the shoot.
And agreed to face the camera only after he had eaten his
Both actors were considerably
late for the shoot, held at the Kamala Mills, Lower Parel, on
Friday. Even after they arrived, Oberoi and Khan were holed up
in their vanity vans for two hours. Even though the channel
had made special arrangements for their food, sources say
Oberoi, insisted on Subway sandwiches, with a milkshake to
wash them down.
Says an eyewitness, "This led to a
frantic buzz on the sets, as arrangements were being made to
procure the milkshake. One of the Idol unit hands had to rush
in search of the nearest Subway outlet to fulfill Oberoi's
craving. Everyone on the sets was talking about Viveik's
milkshake." When asked about the actor's demands, the channel
refrained from commenting. Oberoi, too, did not reply to our
The actors were on Idol 2 to
promote their film Pyare Mohan, directed by Indra Kumar. On
the show they referred to each other as the screen personas of
Pyare and Mohan. After the shoot, Oberoi was uncooperative
with the electronic media present. "He seemed to be in a
mighty hurry and left immediately, while Fardeen waited and
answered the queries," adds the eyewitness.
celebs on Idol 2 include Tabu, Dia Mirza, Kareena Kapoor,
Priyanka Chopra, Ameesha Patel and Preity Zinta, besides Karan
Johar and Salim-Sulaiman. The one who came on time and minus
starry tantrums was Preity Zinta.
The tussle between
the top three Indian Idol 3 finalists —Anuj, Sandeep and
Karunya — begins with shows in New Delhi and Lucknow, with
their performances to be televised on Idol. For the next two
weeks, no Idol contestant will be eliminated.
|Idol 2 tidbits|
only the top three left in Indian Idol, the show is
coming up with a fresh new look in terms of rounds and
Voting lines are open from today till
April 4. In the next two weeks, the show is going
through its Cafe rounds, after which, will be the 10th
gala, and then the top two will be chosen. The top three
will perform in New Delhi's Ansal Plaza and in Lucknow's
Contestants' fan following is
crazy. Once, when Sandeep left his phone with someone
for two hours, he received 849 missed calls and 1,059
messages from his fans!
Karunya received a shirt
from a female fan on his birthday and he has an
emotional and highly attached banker lady who calls him
before every performance to wish him luck. He, too,
thinks these calls are a lucky mascot.
coloured his hair.
Karunya's coloured hair has been
Anuj's silky straight hair, too,
has been cropped shorter, to give him a younger