Foot-In-The-Mouth: The Celebrity Chap­ter

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Brunch - - BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS - By Amisha Chow­bey

It’s not easy be­ing a celebrity. I’m sure we’re all aware of that. But in the age of so­cial me­dia, words are be­gin­ning to speak louder than ac­tions. While us mere mor­tals can slip-up on the dif­fer­ence be­tween Osama and Obama, it gets more un­for­giv­ing as you climb up the lad­der to fame. So here’s tak­ing a look at the top ver­bal faux pas from our beloved celebs.

When they say the wrong name…

While you were con­cen­trat­ing on Alia Bhatt’s blun­der re­ply “Prithvi­raj Chauhan” to the ques­tion “Who is the Pres­i­dent of In­dia?” on that in­fa­mous episode of Kof­fee with Karan, Varun Dhawan was busy guess­ing Man­mo­han Singh as the an­swer. Though in the rapid-fire round ear­lier, he had claimed to have an in­ter­est in world af­fairs over porn. We to­tally be­lieve you, Varun!

When it takes a third try to get it right… You can delete your tweets all you want; some­one out there will al­ways have a screen­shot of your failed at­tempts. Or, in Anushka Sharma’s case, when two fails made one right. Send­ing out a mes­sage ex­press­ing con­do­lence for the death of for­mer pres­i­dent APJ Ab­dul

Kalam, she went from ABJ Kalam Azad to APJ Kalam Azad and fi­nally got it right on the third try. That’s a lot of dam­age in a span of six min­utes.

When au­to­cor­rect at­tacks… Try mak­ing sense of this par­tic­u­lar tweet: “Such good news to hear about masala and the no­ble peace price.” This was Jackky Bhag­nani con­grat­u­lat­ing Malala Yousafzai on re­ceiv­ing the No­bel Peace Prize in 2014. Naomi Camp­bell’s phone too de­cided to au­to­cor­rect her tweet that read “Con­grat­u­la­tions malaria on your #no­bel­pea­ceprize”. That mos­quito bite must have hurt!

When they get caught up in hon­est mis­takes… We’re back to Kof­fee with Karan, but this time it’s Sonam Kapoor at­tribut­ing Ma­hatma Gandhi’s quote “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind” to Robert De Niro. In an­other seg­ment, when asked about Saif ’s favourite song, Ka­reena Kapoor in­stantly replied “Stair­way to the moon”, re­fer­ring to Led Zep’s clas­sic Stair­way to Heaven. Hap­pens to the best of us, no?

How do we turn such and other fail­ures into suc­cess, you ask? Turn to our cover story on page 6 for per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences from In­dia’s top writ­ers on learn­ing from their set­backs.

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