There was news today of Ashutosh Kaushik
abusing Amar Upadhyay after creating a ruckus at the Delhi airport the result of which was the Mumbai-Delhi flight getting delayed. Ashutosh who has been the winner of Bigg Boss 2
, has earlier too has been in the centre of controversies after his alleged involvement in a drunken brawl at an upmarket lounge bar in a Mumbai couple of months back was unavailable for comment and so we spoke to Amar Upadhyay who is still thinking as to why was he targeted for no fault of his.
Terming it as an unfortunate incident, Amar who has dome popular shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Thi, Kasautii Zindagii Kay
, Ek Thhi Naayka
, and Bigg Boss Season 5
recalls the events that happened last night, "I was coming back from Delhi to Mumbai last night. At the airport as we all were standing in the queue for the security checks, all of a sudden this guy Ashutosh Kaushik
started making noise. It was obvious that he was drunk as he was talking incoherently and not making sense at all. He was out of his mind as he went on abusing and insulting everyone around him including a lady constable. He was hurling such abuses which I can't even repeat. Suddenly he saw me and started yelling about my behavior in the Bigg Boss house!"
Do they both know each other? "No! I had never seen this guy in my life, forget meeting him anywhere earlier. I was seeing his behavior and just like others was waiting for the cops to take action against him when he saw me and started hurling abuses at me too! I lost my temper and retaliated when he started talking about me. He disappeared from the scene for some time only to come back with the cops. I complained to the cops then and even pushed him due to which he fell down. The police intervened and tried to stop us but in fact I was angry that they were not there duty. I told the cops that despite this guy causing so much trouble they were not taking any action which is why common man has to take things in his hand."
However, this only led to Ashutosh provoking him further says Amar, "He was behaving like nobody's business. He kept on provoking me saying, 'mujhe maar, mujhe maar'
so that the cops took action against me and not him. Even at that point of time the cops were just watching and since somebody had to take action, I gave Ashutosh one tight slap! That is when the police took him away and everybody started clapping."
While Amar doesn't regret what he had to do he feels bad that no one was reacting to Ashutosh's bad behavior, "No one said anything to Ashutosh all the time that he was shouting, not even the lady constable with whom he mis-behaved. He was troubling an old foreigner too. Everyone was just watching the drama till I gave it back to him after which they started saying that I did the right thing."
The drama however did not end here says Amar since Ashutosh boarded the flight too, "When the flight was announced I was the first to board it and at the time of entering I warned the cabin crew that there is this drunk man who will try to enter and if he does manage to get in they should keep him away from me. After everyone had settled down, Ashutosh was the last to enter talking to himself and started complaining about his luggage to the lady cabin crew. He was bound to create drama in the flight too. When he went to the loo, couple of passengers gathered courage to complain to the crew which resulted in the lady pilot of the flight coming out to check the situation. She realized that he was drunk and would cause a nuisance on the flight so she called the ground staff and had him off loaded."
All this resulted in the flight getting unnecessarily delayed. The flight scheduled for 9:20 pm finally took off for Mumbai at 10:40 with a bunch of relieved passengers. Looking back Amar says, "I don't want to associate myself with such negative people. It was only when he provoked me personally taking names and talking about my Bigg Boss stint that I decided to give it back to him. However, I am surprised with the inefficiency of the authorities."
Seema Khot Mattoo