New Delhi: Salman who was to arrive in Delhi the other day surprised everyone by arriving at his hotel in a taxi. There were cars waiting to pick him from the airport but he chose to hail a taxi to get to his hotel. When he arrived at the airport in a cab, the staff at the hotel were completely stunned.
"Bhai bas aisa hi hai. Chilled out. Mood aa gaya, toh taxi bula li, jabki airport pe 12-13 gaadiyan wait kar rahi thi," said a source to a daily.
Speaking to a daily, a source said, "Bhai class le rahe the upar. He was very angry. Airport ke VVIP entrance ke do exits hain, left aur right. Gadiyan right mein wait kar rahi thi, bhai left se nikal gaye. Kaise miss kar diya pata nahi, aur koi aadmi wahan lene gaya hi nahi tha, shayad. Bas, bhai ka mood bahut kharab tha."
Satpal Kumar Kataria, the Meru Cabs cabbie who drove Salman, said, "Hum airport ke calling line mein wait kar rahe thay. Mera number aaney hi wala tha, itney mein maine dekha ki Salman Khan door aagey khade hain. Unkey saath do bodyguards thay. I told the other drivers, dekho, Salman Khan khada hai.
My name was announced. I began to drive slowly towards the arrival, and thought I`ll get a closer look at him. Bas, dekhte hi dekhte, one of the bodyguards, baad mein pata chala Shera naam hai unka, he stopped me. Salman bhai aagey, bilkul mere bagal mein baith gaye, and peeche dono bodyguards. Boley, `chalo, chalo`. Maine kisi tarah poocha kahan jaana hai, toh hotel ka naam bataya. Ab main kya bataoon, shabd nahi hai mere paas, mujhe yakeen nahi ho raha tha. Us hotel mein main kayi baar jaa chuka hoon, phir bhi, khushi kahiye, ya excitement, woh hotel mere dimaag mein nahi aa raha tha. Salman bhai bole gaadi mein kaafi jagah hai, phir poocha Meru Cabs kiska hai, toh maine mere boss ka naam bataya. Phir unhone apne bhai ko phone kiya, baatein kari. Phir apas mein baat kar rahe thay – kuch pick up karne ke arrangement ke baare mein.
Two cars began to follow us. Main hotel pahunch gaya. Jaisey gaadi ruki, saab andar chaley gaye. Ab main kya paise maangta unse, itney bade aadmi hain. But unkey peeche jo gaadi aa rahi thi, unmey se kisi ne bill pay kara, aur bola yahaan kisi se baat mat karna, chale jaane jaldi se.”
Looks like the cabbie will not forget this customer for a long long time.