Whenever I meet an old friend or acquaintance the excitement can be seen very clearly..yes I run & hug that person so bad that he or she would regret our meeting :D :D. That is for people I have known, seen or met but behaving like that in front of total strangers I don't do it O_O.
I have met Raveena Tandon in flight once and I couldn't bring myself to even notice her, was busy with my head in my laptop working over some project. No no I did realise that it was Raveena Tandon and hellooo I know who she is, but the excitement was only limited to 'wait till Sia (my sis) hears it' that's all! When in Chennai have seen Jyotika & Najma at Fab India, have seen quite a few celebrities in my gym and not to mention spotting actors quite often in discs & pubs BUT I did not fall at anyone's feet!! Ya now you know what I am talking about... KBC.. I know AB has a lot of fans and admirers, some are even worshipers...but falling at his feet ..Seriously!! No don't tell me it is our culture and all ok...on roads we see lot of old beggars and throw some alms at them...nobody cares to touch their feet no?? Not talking about politicians here who I am sure will do it....but only for the sake of votes!!
As though falling at his feet is not enough, almost every contestant asks him to do something or the other on that stage. This behavior reminds me of parents who ask their kids to perform in front of their guests..beta uncle ko 'twinkle twinkle' sunao o_O. I really find it all so embarrassing. AB can term it as love of his fans and all but for me that is one of the reasons not to watch the show regularly, another reason being that most of the questions on KBC I cannot answer & that in itself is very humiliating :D :D. Even now the show is on air and I am typing this post :) :)
I do know quite a few influential people in the corporate world, whom newspapers talk about, have met them also..I do go weak in my knees but am never shaken by their presence. Frankly I don't even boast about knowing those people but yes feel good when I do know that they know me and that too by my name :D :D. Not that I underestimate the excitement of meeting someone whom you have seen only in reel life, but all this devotional worship types really gets to me. Actually I think now even AB is getting used to all these people's excitement. I am not sure, but I think it was the last season when for phone a friend thing he called someone..and said "mein AB bol raha hu KBC se" the man on the other side said "yes boliye". AB could not believe that some one was not excited to hear his voice so there was a long pause before he started speaking again :) :)
But no matter how I feel or what I say... AB surely has the charm to get people mad around him :) :)