A Delhi boy’s chance date with Ashley Judd

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Henna Rakheja

When a Delhi boy saw Hol­ly­wood ac­tor Ashley Judd’s pic­tures from her re­cent Kolkata visit on so­cial me­dia, he dreamt of meet­ing her. He had no clue that his dream was go­ing to be­come a re­al­ity!

“On Thurs­day evening, when I vis­ited Niza­mud­din dar­gah, I saw a for­eign woman wear­ing the stole that I had seen Ashley wear in her pic­tures. She looked like her but no­body recog­nised her,” says the 28-year-old, who doesn’t wish to be named.

The guy walked up to the woman and as he was about to ask her if she is Ashley Judd, she put her fin­ger on her lips and ges­tured him to stay quiet. “Don’t tell any­one. I’ll kill you!,” she said.

“I think she was sur­prised that I recog­nised her. I have seen a lot of her films and couldn’t re­sist my­self from ask­ing her for a pic­ture with me, to which she said: No, that will cre­ate a scene here. But you are very po­lite. Peo­ple don’t ask and start click­ing,” he says.

The Del­hi­ite says that the ac­tor was grace­ful and ob­ser­vant dur­ing the qawali ses­sion at the dar­gah. “She was in­tro­duced to the maulvi by the woman ac­com­pa­ny­ing her. He ex­plained to Judd how to pay re­spect to Hazrat Niza­mud­din Auliya, the Sufi saint, and she fol­lowed the in­struc­tions,” says her fan.

“She kept smil­ing, even though there was a huge crowd and didn’t hide her face. Wish I could have shown her around the place and asked her out for cof­fee,” he says.

Hol­ly­wood ac­tor Ashley Judd at Hazrat Niza­mud­din dar­gah

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