Dear Mr. Ashutosh Gowariker,
You may wish to disagree, but I think you have erred. Sajid Khan, the presenter at the show, was just mocking stars, but you were being abusive.
Irrespective of whether someone is a celebrity or not, asking them to shut up in front of thousands of audience is more criminal than mocking someone. This is what you have done to Sajid Khan and it is utter disrespect.
Let alone logic defying concept of not to mock stars, the way you have handled the situation is not something that one would expect from a person of your calibre. Even more surprising is the fact that this was telecasted unedited.
If what I hear is right the channel wanted to edit it out, but you made a personal request to ensure that it is telecasted so that “everyone” gets the message?
My question to you, would you have done the same if the presenter was say a Shahrukh Khan instead of Sajid?
Basic common sense teaches us to give appreciation in public and negative feedback in confidence. Even if you wanted this message to reach millions then you could have done it after the event, may be through a separate press statement.
Choice of platform that you have chosen to deliver your message was totally wrong. What it has finally done is brought disgrace to your fraternity.
Having said that, I, at least, expect that you formally or informally apologize to the concerned while sticking to your opinion (if you wish).
Eagerly looking at news to see this happen!
Your avid fan,
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