Bhajji was lucky to escape criminal action after he racially insulted a monkey and then slapped another.
He then further pushed his luck by dancing dressed as Ravana with Mona Singh as Sita. This greatly insulted people who found the fact that Ravana and Sita could dance together outside the VVS Laxman Rekha to be despicable.
Dhoni too had been pushing the envelope by his acts of random sexiness which were also pretty offensive, like him allowing his name to be used in songs like “Set kara di life he Baba Dhoni sang hamaar ho” which single (and married) women all over India were singing.
It was only going to be a matter of time before the law would catch up with this duo. And it finally has. A law-suit has been filed against Dhoni and Harbhajan for “defamation, criminal intimidation and intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace”.
Why? Because they did not attend the Padmasree awards.
If this does not provoke a breach of peace I do not know what does. Leaving ministers waiting as well as the babylog and babalog of all those VIPs who had gathered for a glimpse and perhaps even an autograph from two of Youngistan’s hottest representatives is positively criminal.
Insulted by this act of gross imprudence, our Sports Minister flayed Dhoni and Harbhajan (without naming them of course) for insulting an award as sought-after as the Padmasree by not attending. While I would have thought that Harbhajan sending Sarandeep Singh and Dhoni sending his body-double may have been a compromise, our Sports Minister would have been insulted even then because he also lashed out at the practice of sportsmen sending their surrogates for such awards.
Maybe they should have given the award to VVS Laxman who the BCCI proposed for the award but the GOI passed over for Harbhajan. Maybe they should just take away the awards of those who do not deign to attend, like they do at some of the Bollywood award nights (It was reported that an actor who was told he/she was being awarded showed up late only to find that they had given the award to someone else). Maybe they should really slap Harbhajan back by making Sreesanth a Padma Sree next year making him a Padma Sree Santh.
To be honest, I am at a loss to suggest what they should do so shocked and offended am I. However, for want of not coming up with a better publicity gimmick, I merely ask that you join me in saying “Dhoni Bhajji Hai Hai”.
[Unrelated comment: Came across this gem today.
Loitering stranger exposed as Anil Kapoor in drag (link)
While researching his role in this week’s re-lease, Black and White, Anil Kapoor donned a burqa to be anonymous so that he could observe the behaviour of the residents of Delhi’s predominantly Muslim Chandni Chowk area, in which the film is set. Everything went well until locals accused the stranger of loitering. The police were called and Kapoor’s identity was revealed.
To the policeman who came in expecting to find a woman behind the burqa and found Anil Kapoor instead, I offer my sympathies. He should have sued someone.]