To give you all something new to discuss about, Rakhi Sawant has now jumped into a borewell. The news came today afternoon when this correspondent was downloading the Kolaveri song from YouTube.
It later transpired that the reason for this incident was made clear already by Rakhi in a letter she left before jumping in. A paragraph in the letter says, “And now someone slapped Sharad Pawar! Why can’t someone slap me? Among all these things in news, no one noticed that the usual Indian headlines are lost somewhere. No one is talking about Manmohan Singh’s silence or the increasing petrol prices, and what about RAKHI SAWANT!! I am the star item girl of the country, even a kiss I gave used to be breaking news.”
The police and the fire brigade were immediately rushed to the spot and a video camera was thrown inside to keep a live watch on what is happening inside the borewell. According to the sources, the government is not allowing the public to see the video feed; it will be distributed on a chargeable basis instead. As there was very little room for throwing anything inside, Sawant was asked if she wanted to eat, in reply to which, she asked for a loudspeaker and a microphone so that she could speak to the people and the press. She also said she could live without eating for a day or two but having press on the spot was a necessity.
Reactions are mixed. The media thinks it is a smart move to gain publicity. “Children falling into borewells used to be a news sensation, but these days, both Rakhi and such incidents were out of news,” observes a news anchor. While the government is thankful to Rakhi for deviating the people’s attention from their work, there are people like Vijay Mallya who have criticized this saying that this was the only time they were getting to be in news “with their own face”.
Non-stripping stripper Poonam Pandey on Twitter termed this as a “deep” publicity stunt and has also threatened that she will strip if Rakhi Sawant is left in the borewell for 3 days more.
Incidentally, the long-time out-of-news filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma has also tried to cash out the moment for his publicity and has declared to take Rakhi Sawant in his next movie as a lead heroine if she comes out within 2 days.