As they say – No publicity is bad publicity

BREAKING NEWS: All is fine between Farah Khan ,Shirish Kunder  and Shah Rukh Khan. It’s now confirmed that Farah and Kunder met Mrs. & Mr. Khan at Mannat and solved their differences. Sajid Khan, Farah’s brother was instrumental in bringing both the parties together. Mr. Kunder tweeted: “Shahrukh and I just met, had a heart to heart chat and have resolved all our misunderstandings. All animosity is now sorted for good.”  So, finally the Publicity stunt is over. Are you wondering what has this tussle to do with publicity and why was it required at all? The audience is well aware of the fact that now a days BAD Publicity benefits more than the GOOD Publicity in this industry.

Take for example, the latest publicity stunt by  Miss Poonam Pandey. Last year she tried the tantrum of cheering the Indian cricket team in World Cup Finale by promising to Strip if they won the Cup. While Dhoni’s men fulfilled their mission, she did not live upto her promise. This time, she has aimed for the high corridors of power welcoming the freshest on Twitter – the official PMO India account for the Prime Minister’s Office. You must have had a hearty laugh when you came across this…. as BREAKING NEWS 😉

And who can forget the recent tabloid news “Missing actress Veena Malik has been found” . This is totally hilarious and was blown out of proportion by the media. It seems that the Pakistani actor had gone missing from Aarey Milk Colony road while shooting for the film Mumbai 135kms for the last 15 days. Though the most eye catching publicity stunt was by Pop singer (Mika Singh) and item girl ( Rakhi Sawant) & the famous kiss. It still tops the chart amongst the “Comedy Circus” artists 😉 .  How can I miss the most blizzard publicity of Mr. Amir Khan and his Dog named “Shahrukh” . But soon, he clarifies that he bought a house and the dog came with it and the dog was named Shahrukh by its caretakers. “Shahrukh is smelling too much, I think he needs a bath.” Was there a need to make such statements? You might say, well it’s Showbiz and everything is fair in this industry, especially the war. But to what extent? 

Some might say that this is not Cheap Publicity, it’s an event that has occurred and they have full right to share it with the media. Some might argue that Stars too are humans and have emotions hence they react as any other normal person would. Some might also say that Stars have to do this in order to be in limelight. ‘No publicity is bad publicity’ is what defines the Showbiz industry, proved well over the time.

What are your views on this topic? Are you bored and tired of this cheap publicity war in the industry?

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