On Monday, Ajay Devgn found himself in an embarrassing situation when he addressed the Railways Minister, Mamta Banerjee, as the Information and Broadcasting Minister. But Devgn, who made the goof up while speaking at the inauguration of the International Film Festival of India (2010), isn’t alone — several other Bollywood stars have made such bloopers in the past.
Preity Zinta November’ 2010
On Prithviraj Chavan’s appointment as the new CM-designate of Maharashtra, Preity got his name wrong when she tweeted: “Chauhan is our new CM; He’s the namesake of a fearless Rajput King!” She was later corrected by actor Amitabh Bachchan, who tweeted: “Preity... its Chavan not Chauhan”.
The actor, who was attending a television channel’s Diwali concert, was caught off-guard when she was asked who her favourite 70’s superstar was. To this, she blurted out, "Shashi Tharoor." Fortunately for her, she realised her blunder, and corrected herself, "Oops! I mean Shashi Kapoor."
Priyanka Chopra April 2010
Priyanka Chopra, who shot for film-maker Vishal Bhardwaj’s Saat Khoon Maaf in Srinagar, could not stop praising Kashmir while she was there but on landing in New Delhi, Chopra said that though she enjoyed her stay in Kashmir, she was happy to get back to ‘civilisation’.
Kajol December 2007
The actor was left red faced while speaking at a fund-raising event to combat AIDS. When asked about what message she wanted to give to the people on World AIDS day, Kajol said, “It’s just a little more worrisome than a common cold and it’s curable, so just go out there and get it done.”
Ameesha Patel November 2009
Actor Ameesha Patel made a major blunder at the wedding of actor Shilpa Shetty and entrepreneur Raj Kundra. While interacting with the media, Ameesha described the occasion as Shilpa’s birthday, only to become the butt of many jokes later.