PAPARAZZI IN BABA'S SAMADHI
SHRINE MIFFS CELEBS AT SHIRDI
03rd March 2011
Bollywood Actress Preity Zinta, a Sai Devotee made a pilgrimage to
Shirdi on 02nd March`2011
but instead of spiritual rejuvenation, all she found was the chaos
created by the Media.
With the paparazzi breathing down her neck all the time, Preity
couldn't pray properly, much to her irritation.
But not the one to mince words, she's now blaming the media for her
She wanted her privacy with the Almighty. She organized a VIP
darshan to be blessed by Sai Baba.
But she was soon surrounded by the blinding lights of the paparazzi
which really upset her very very much.
She put up her right hand very close to the cameras so that she
could block the view. The cameramen were shocked.
But then even the actress was allegedly pushed around by the media,
so much so that she folded her hands and begged them to leave her
following which she covered her face fully with a dupatta (scarf)
and began praying, ignoring the paparazzi.
But yet the flashbulbs did not stop. Preity, however, refused to
oblige the reporters
and continued her darshan with her dupatta firmly over her head.
On her return from Shirdi, Preity Tweeted:
Went to Shirdi yesterday and came back with memories of media
pushing me instead of the serene face & energy of Sai Baba.
'In the rut to make anything news, have we forgotten to respect god
and someone's genuine devotion?
I fold my hands to the media & request dem 2 Respect us & respect
Not every celebrity goes 2 a temple 4 Tamasha!
Some genuinely go 2 pray & 2 disturb them then is BAD KARMA,” she
vented out her displeasure.
The actress also rued the commercialization of the places of
“I wonder why temples have become so commercial?
Why a Temple Trustee's urge to be photographed with a celebrity is
entertained by media?
In front of god, we bare ourselves and look to purify our soul.
Instead of feeling uplifted I came back feeling sad & deprived from
Shirdi,” Preity wrote.
However, Preity does see a silver lining in her failed pilgrimage.
Maybe this experience was his (Sai Babas) way of taking away all the
& 4 the future I have brought his statue home from Shirdi !she
Preity Zinta has returned with unpleasant memories of being pushed
by the media in the pilgrim town.