Who loves cricket? Okay, that’s a stupid question… who doesn’t love cricket? I too love cricket, but I rarely watch cricket. Why? Because what’s the fun in watching cricket by myself? I enjoy watching cricket with a group. It’s more fun that way! I usually play badminton with my brother and friends, so badminton matches are something we would all watch together! Then why am I talking about cricket? You’ll figure it out soon enough. 😃
I had just finished filming for my Kannada movie, ‘Kiladi Kitti’ and we were all busy with our promotional activities. We had planned an audio launch for the movie, and the team had been working on which celebrity guest to invite for the launch. Finally, the producer finalises the celebrity guest and the celebrity guest is ….(Drum rolls please)….Chris Gayle! As soon as my producer tells us that, I pretend to be just as excited as the whole team was! After the discussion, I come out of the room a little lost. I decided to google Chris Gayle and found out he’s a cricketer that plays for West Indies. Now, since I rarely watched cricket at that time, I didn’t realize who Chris Gayle was. I know what you all are thinking 🙈, but I’ve gotten better at it, I swear! Even with Indian cricket players, I could only recognize a few..I know..I’m Sorry! Finally, it was the day of the audio launch, my team welcomed Chris Gayle on stage. Chris Gayle gave a grand entry! I was surprised to see a tall-built man. I met him and noticed he was a very friendly person. He was very kind to me and the team! We all danced together! He even shook a leg with me for a song from the same movie.
It was a fun-filled evening! All the newspapers had covered the successful audio launch party. I remember reading the newspaper, Chris Gayle had told them that he thought I was pretty. I felt very pleased about it, cause who doesn’t enjoy compliments? The funny part is that, a while later, a tabloid had stated that Chris Gayle and I were dating by simply seeing the pictures from our audio launch, where we were dancing hand in hand. Gosh! I was surprised as I had only met him once! 😮