Welcome to my funny assistant series! I have many funny instances to share with you all. Let me start with this one. As you all know us artists have our own staff. They are like my second family on the sets. We spend around 12 to 15 hours on sets, sometimes even 24 hours, based on the work schedule.
I had an assistant who was supposed to report to me at my home in the morning. While he was on his way, I called him and asked him to get Chittara magazine. He asked me if I needed one or two. “Why two? Only one is enough.” He finally arrived and handed me a cover. I noticed newspaper creases inside it. I wondered what in the world he had brought. “What is this?” I asked him. He did not respond to me. We were getting ready for a shoot and he was busy keeping things in the car. I opened the paper and guess what was in there ‘ Chitranna’ (Lemon rice.)!!.
This poor fellow had never read a paper or a magazine in his entire life. He mistook “Chitranna” for “Chittara.”. Just then, I recalled him asking me “Madam from where should I bring?” I said “Early morning, you will find them in those small shops by the roadside.”. He got a packet full of Chitranna for me to have at home!!. HA HA HA!.. Even today when I come cross a magazine store or Lemon rice, I remember him 😀