It was the dream rollout for British Airways’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner service which is supposed to be in Indian Market as none apart from Big B Amitabh Bachchan along wife Jaya Bachchan was expected to do special appearance at the glitzy ceremony which was on invitation only to do at the Taj Falaknuma Palace.
However, this was anything but the smooth sail happened at ‘The Opulent British Ball’ from British Airways. It was not soon as the 1st popular Bollywood couple was felicitated by the British Airways’ regional commercial manager of South Asia- Christopher Fordyce who was part of the 85-year association of carrier with India, than the amazing event ran down into rough weather. Main trouble erupted when all media persons were invited to cover the event made by the beeline decorated for Big B, soon post the commemoration ceremony had started posing queries, including politics questions too. Initially, Big B obliged as lack of proper arrangements for media interactions resulted in getting mobbed as many bouncers deployed the venue with officials of British Airways who were watched from sidelines.
The fight that followed left the Bollywood’s angry young man so annoyed which made him stage the walkout, leaving all invitees dry and high including the media fuming.
Failure was on British Airways to organize suitable media interaction as the superstar got agitated and the mediaperson invited to cover the event: “We have been officially requested to attend the event arranged by British Airways and were only doing our job with conducting an interview of Amitabh Bachchan, but were harrased like gatecrashers. Can anybody just stroll into the Taj Falaknuma Palace without an invite?”