The last few days have been a startling seesaw for Ranbir Kapoor. While his shooting at the Golden Temple in Amritsar for Siddarth Anand's untitled film has gone off swimmingly, one particular incident has left the young actor shaken and stirred.
Ranbir had to be flown back from Amritsar to Mumbai via Delhi for an entertainment event organised by Sony Electronics.
Since it was impossible for Ranbir to catch a normal flight for the event, Sony organised a chartered flight to Delhi from where Ranbir was supposed to catch a Kingfisher flight to Mumbai just in time for the event late Saturday night.
But the gods of the winter fogs had other plans.<b1>
Says a Sony spokesperson Vikramjit Roy: "It was an event Saturday night where the Saawariya stars Sonam (Kapoor) and Ranbir were supposed to meet the contestants. We chartered a flight from Amritsar to Delhi for Ranbir, as the sector doesn't have had good connectivity.
"Ranbir reached Delhi but couldn't make it to Mumbai, as there was a major snag at the Delhi airport. All normal commercial flights were delayed. Ranbir had to fly back to Amritsar early Sunday morning."
While Ranbir remains tight-lipped about the airborne fiasco, members of Siddharth Anand's crew in Amritsar say the actor flew back from Delhi to Amritsar at 4 a.m. and started shooting from 8 a.m.
"All this is an occupational hazard. And I'd better get used to it," said the sleepless Ranbir.