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How Deepika Padukone made her bodyguard very popular on Facebook, Instagram

Deepika Padukone’s bodyguard, Jalal, has now become popular on Instagram and Facebook.

bollywood Updated: Aug 30, 2016 09:39 IST
Rukmini Chopra
Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone will be seen in Hollywood film XXX: Return of Xander Cage.(Prasad Naik)

Most Bollywood celebrities are accompanied by members of their team and bodyguards to media events and awards functions. Recently, Deepika Padukone’s bodyguard, Jalal, was in the news because the actor tied him a rakhi on Raksha Bandhan this year. Deepika posted a Boomerang video on her Instagram account. In it, she was seen tying the rakhi to Jalal. She captioned the video, “#raksha#rakshabandhan #thankyoujalal (sic).”

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A source reveals that due to the post, Jalal became popular overnight.

“Ever since Deepika posted the video on Instagram, many of his friends and relatives have been calling him. They keep asking him for details about the incident,” says the source.

Watch: Deepika Padukone tying a rakhi to her bodyguard Jalal

#raksha #rakshabandhan #thankyoujalal 🙏

A video posted by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) on

The source adds that Jalal has started receiving recognition on social media too. “He has accounts on Facebook and Instagram. Members of Deepika’s fan clubs are now following him. He is surprised and humbled with this sudden turn of events. He has informed Deepika about the same.”

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The actor’s spokesperson confirmed the news, and said, “Jalal has been working with Deepika for a while now. He was touched and moved by her gesture.”