Well how do you explain an emotion?
I draw the line at me wanting to cross off things from my to do list. And waiting outside someone's house is not my thing.
Ofcourse I did kinda bunk my office hours (lied to manager that I was on a client meeting) to attend Dabangg 3 trailer launch. I spent half a day reaching out to organizers to let me in as i didn't have the passes & fans passes was sold out. Only time I sat on the stairs waiting for the business head. But I see it differently as there were 5 others literally begging for the passes. I took the leadership & ensured all of them were allowed. Earned myself contacts. Infact trailer launch happened at 6pm, I was in PVR hall at 3pm & became friends with the technical team. Was part of the testing the live streaming on the big screen. By the time trailer launch happened, apart from technical team + organizers + marketing team + PVR managers I was even friends with the distributor's team, eventually the actual Kannada celebrities part of Kannada dubbing of Dabangg 3. It was fun. Also my instincts kicked in, didn't ask for selfie with them.
However, when Salman visited Bengaluru ETA Mall for Dabangg 3 promotion, I went there because one of my friend who is also mad salmaniac ran to the mall. I went for her, man the chaos. Was on the ground floor, the moment Salman arrived on 3rd floor, we all got badly stomped by fans who went crazy. Recorded the video, clicked his pic but then when he left, everyone ran behind him including my friend. Again my usual behavior kicked in, didn't run behind. But to make her happy, I got the selfies with the celebrities whom I skipped during trailer launch. What pissed me off later was CM Yedyurappa's grandson is a colleague. A consultant in our company. His entire family met Salman, Sudeep & entire crew at the hotel. Mall visit was the last event. If we knew early then would've got special personal meeting by asking the colleague. Missed opportunity.
One thing I realised, I do things I want, the way I want. I can never go full form excited fan running around the favorite. Just not in my character but if given a chance to meet, definitely would be excited & would act like every other fan.. shy, speechless & eventually getting back to my head to tell how happy I am to have met the person.
Again, the madness was witnessed firsthand. Bengaluru is Sudeep's adda but Salman stole the show when he arrived. Before visiting the mall, was browsing Sudeep's fan page where everyone kept mocking "people will come only for Sudeep not for Salman" but in the mall it was only Salman fans in each & every floor. During trailer launch Sudeep fans dominated by cheering for Sudeep & eventually the competition was sorted & both Salman-Sudeep fans were asked to cheer together. But at the mall, it was just Bhai magic.