With Singham turning out to be a super hit, it is no surprise that the film’s female lead, Kajal Aggrawal, has become an overnight star, attracting a massive fan following.
However, not even a veteran actress could have been prepared for the fan attention Kajal received last week from a man masquerading as a businessman interested in entering the film industry.
Reportedly, the so-called businessman wanted to sign Kajal for one of his forthcoming films. He even narrated the script to her and gave her a signing amount cheque. It was only later that the actress learnt that the businessman, who offered her a role in his film, was actually a very innovative fan.
A source explained, “Kajal got calls and smses from a man, who claimed to be a businessman wanting to get in to films. When they finally met, he narrated a script to Kajal, however, she turned it down and said that she was looking for something else. That’s when he insisted to give her a signing amount.”
“After much insistence, Kajal finally took the signing amount, since he told her that he would come up with another script. However, when the man did not turn up for the next 3-4 days, the manager called him. He simply said that he had no intention of making any film but just wanted to meet Kajal,” added the source.
“He had seen many of her south Indian films and was a huge fan of hers. He apologised but said that he could not think of any other way to meet Kajal. When the actress’ manager asked him to take his signing amount back, he refused and disconnected. Fortunately, Kajal had not cashed the approximately Rs 3 lakh cheque. She found the whole incident very amusing,” concluded the source.
When contacted, Kajal said, “He came and showered me with compliments. It was very funny as the person never showed up again. I was flattered, but a little unnerved by the whole situation.” TOI