Faridoon Shahryar's Blog

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Disgusting: How Barbara Mori Was Conned?

There's this front page story in today's Bombay Times 'I'm disappointed'...Barbara Mori returns home after flying high in India

Now, Barbara has not said a SINGLE time that she is 'disappointed' in the story that follows. Obviously the writer (well known for con games) has manufactured a story according to his convenience. Mori has tweeted today morning that she will be in India for a few more days but the BT story portrays as if she is fleeing India because of the so called 'negative' response to her film 'Kites'. This is what Barbara tweeted about this Bombay Times 'Isshtory':

@Delamori This bombay times lies!! Unbelievable! Why they doing this?.i just want u to know that i can't be more happy in my life rigth now because of kites and how the people loved the film!

The manner in which the writer hammers his point of view and rubbishes Mori is disgusting to say the least. The writer (infamous for allegedly seeking sexual favours from a famous male singer in Bollywood) who is known to patronise a certain set of Bollywood fraternity and demonise others, as per convenience, has shamefully discarded the Indian term 'Atithi Devo Bhava' (The guest is God). Barbara is a guest of the country. She doesn't deserve to be hounded like this. I have interacted with Barbara and she is a genuinely nice person without any airs about her whatsoever. I asked a few tough questions with Barbara but she handled them very maturely and in an easy going manner. It's obvious once you read this article that this guy deliberately provoked her for no rhyme or reason. He insinuates why Roshans couldn't arrange for her trip to Taj Mahal which Mori wanted to see. Did the Roshans not 'buy' the editorial space that this paper is well known for to get such unsubstantiated junk written about them?

Also, anyone aspiring to be in media, always remember, never misquote the celebrity whom you've interviewed. It's cheating. And should be condemned in the strongest words.


  1. Thank you for bringing up this issue. I've mailed my feedback to TOI. I hope many others will do the same. Maybe this will make them realize their fault and hopefully they'll apologize

  2. thanks F. i saw your interview in youtube. you are right. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x329Ul-e6g

  3. Thanks Nidhi, glad u liked it...and yes its good that you've sen t your feedback...Thanks Dady