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Wankhede security guard shocked at celebrity not giving him attitude

Meet the first security guard in Indian history who did not get attitude by a mainstream celebrity. Gursimran Khamba interviews this special someone.

brunch Updated: May 21, 2012 17:10 IST
Gursimran Khamba
Gursimran Khamba
Hindustan Times

A security guard working at the Wankhede Stadium was left in a state of utter shock after a prominent celebrity got himself checked without throwing any attitude. This is considered to be the first ever case in Indian history where a rich person has been polite to a security guard at any establishment. Social scientists are even calling it "the next level of Indian civilization".

Ramesh Kumar, a private security guard deputed at the Wankhede described the incident. "I was standing at the main gate entrance when suddenly I saw a prominent actor walk in with an entourage of 30 people. Then he let me pat him down and raised his hand so I could wand him through a metal detector. He then smiled, and I still can't believe the words he uttered next, "thank you". I'm still in a state of shock".

According to Ramesh, usually rich people don't cooperate or behave at all. "See first they expect us to provide them with security, then they pretend as if they own the entire country. Infact, we mark out all these people in our heads so that in case there is any calamity we make sure we don't save them. Also, sometimes while patting them down we squeeze their testicles really hard just to get even with them. I mean just because you cover 3/4th of your face with sunglasses doesn't mean you pretend as if we're lesser humans".

On being confronted by accusations of always being rude to attendees, Ramesh added ,"I agree it is a problem in Chennai where stadium security will refuse to talk in Hindi even if they know it, but we're not like that".

Ramesh's name will now be added in the Limca book of records alongwith the celebrity who refused to be named. His PR officials did release a statement however that being nice to security was part of his annual charitable contributions.

Gursimran Khamba is a pissed off writer, stand up comic, podcaster, social media junkie and lover of all fried foods. Except bananas. Follow him on Twitter at!/gkhamba

(The views expressed by the author are personal)

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First Published: May 21, 2012 11:59 IST