It’s safety over money for Sonam

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Kavita Awaasthi ■ kavita. awaasthi@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Bol­ly­wood ac­tors are of­ten of­fered large sums of money to make spe­cial ap­pear­ances at wed­dings, store launches and to per­form at stage shows. Most of them, more of­ten than not, don’t have any is­sues with tak­ing up these pro­pos­als. But when Sonam Kapoor was re­cently of­fered a whop­ping ` 1.5 crore for a 10-minute ap­pear­ance by a Dahi Handi man­dal, she turned it down.

Ap­par­ently, the 30-year-old con­sid­ers these cel­e­bra­tions “un­safe”. Tra­di­tion­ally, troupes of young men and women get to­gether to form a hu­man pyra­mid in or­der to reach and break an earthen pot which is dan­gling at a cer­tain height. But ev­ery year, these kind of ac­tiv­i­ties also lead to sev­eral un­for­tu­nate ac­ci­dents.

A source close to the ac­tor says, “Sonam is aware of the nu­mer­ous ac­ci­dents that oc­cur dur­ing this fes­ti­val an­nu­ally. And although she was re­quested to make ap­pear­ances at a few pan­dals across the city, she turned all of them down, de­spite be­ing of­fered ` 1.5 crore for a 10-minute ap­pear­ance at one of them.”

We tried con­tact­ing Sonam, but the ac­tor re­mained un­avail­able for a com­ment.

Sonam Kapoor was of­fered ` 1.5 crore for a 10-minute ap­pear­ance by a Dahi Handi man­dal, but she turned it down

Sonam is aware of the nu­mer­ous ac­ci­dents that oc­cur dur­ing this fes­ti­val an­nu­ally A source

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