Posted: 22 March 2006 at 2:44pm | IP Logged
|IDOL'S TANTRUMS: |
Viveik Oberoi and Fardeen Khan with Indian Idol 2 finalists Anuj, Sandeep and Karunya
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.
Oberoi demanded Subway sandwiches and a
milkshake prior to the shoot. And agreed to face the camera only after
he had eaten his fill.
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.
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 message.
Mohan and Pyare
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.
Other star 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