A movie publicity stunt by Bollywood stars Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra turned into a security scare at the Delhi’s international airport on Monday night.
The duo used air tickets to enter T3, the main terminal, and perform at the duty free area. They were issued boarding passes but did not board the plane — Air India’s AI317 flight to Mumbai — and left the airport, officials said.
A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) official said the stars could have taken a visitor’s entry pass if they didn’t intend to fly. “They misguided the airline and the security agency by posing as fliers,” he said.
“It seems they did not board the plane intentionally and had come to promote the movie... But instead boarding, they went to duty free area,” the official said.
The stars tried to exit T3 after the performance but security staff stopped them at the gates. A passenger cannot exit unless the airline offloads them. They were allowed to leave only when the airline completed the procedure.
Vishal Ramchandani of Excel Entertainment clarified that the stars had followed instructions.
“We had a marketing tie-up with a duty free store at the airport … the actors were required to pose for a few pictures. Once people learnt about the actors’ arrival, a crowd gathered and took selfies,” he said.