When Stormtroopers brought the Imperial March to Hindustan Times House

In Delhi for the promotions of the recently released Hollywood flick Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Stormtroopers visited HT House and tried convincing us to join the dark side.

hollywood Updated: Dec 16, 2016 19:20 IST
Aditya Dogra
Aditya Dogra
Hindustan Times
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Stormtroopers strike a pose at the HT House(Amal KS/HT Photo)

The Stormtroopers might be fictional soldiers in George Lucas’s Star Wars franchise, but for a fan boy like me, they are very, very real. A figurine of them sits on my office desk, a few more adorn my bookshelf back home, so one can imagine how I would’ve felt when I got to know that Stormtroopers will be visiting HT House to promote the recently released film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Geared up in their armour and armed with blaster rifles, the Stormtroopers made our mundane Monday mornings a little better when they marched into office. Ready with our fan army, we welcomed the soldiers of the Galactic Empire, with a host of fun activities, interactions and an almost never-ending photo op (trust me, this took an eternity to get over). RJs of Fever 104 FM took turns to roast, challenge and have a fun round of questions with the Stormtroopers whilst trying their best to get the evil soldiers to laugh.

The Stormtroopers hold RJ Addy hostage while they pose for a shoot. (Amal KS/HT Photo)

RJ Avi J even channelled his inner Punjabi and challenged the soldiers to a round of arm wrestling, which they clearly refused to be a part of (We get it. No soldier of the Empire would anyway do that without a command) . Even RJ Addy’s attempts to give them a proper Delhi welcome were turned down.

The Stormtroopers interact with RJ Addy during the visit at HT House

The dark side might be strong with them, but despite their best attempts, we never gave in; cause a wise Yoda once said,”Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.”

First Published: Dec 16, 2016 19:19 IST