While waiting for a flight from Mumbai to Goa, designer Wendell Rodricks did some serious VIP shaming, when Madhuri Dixit, the high priestess of haughtiness, sauntered in with her entourage, broke the queue to get her check-in done and then, to add insult to injury was given the entire bus to board the flight all for herself while the rest of the passengers sizzled and fumed at the boarding gate.
Wendell, always an activist, took to Twitter to vent his resentment at the preferential treatment and even got an apology of sorts out of the airline.
But where is the VVIP herself?
Even as we once again focus on the brazen VVIP culture in our country whereby politicians and stars break the queue at temples and airports with the active and eager support of officials who are paid to ensure the customer doesn't suffer, does it amount to this, that in our country, some customers are more equal than others? When Madhuri nonchalantly broke the queue to get on her flight, she couldn't have guessed about the uproar to follow. She and her ilk of the super-privileged are so used to being given preferential treatment.