Business News/ News / India/  ‘Cattle class to Salman Khan movies: Sudha Murty shares anecdotes at The Kapil Sharma Show

Sudha Murty, the former chairperson of the Infosys Foundation, has recently appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show where she recalled the incident when she was called ‘cattle class’ by two women at the London airport.

She revealed that the two women judged her based on her attire. Murty, one of the richest people in India, said that she was dressed in a salwar kameez and had a business class ticket to catch a flight to Bengaluru from the London airport.

“Wearing salwar Kameez with a business class ticket, I was standing in the queue at the Heathrow airport. The two co-passengers called me behenji because I was in salwar kameez. According to them, if you wear a saree or salwar suit, then you are a didi or behenji," Sudha Murty said on The Kapil Sharma Show.

She further elaborated, “They said, Behenji this is not your queue. The queue for economy class is that side. So you should wait there." Murty criticized the way her co-passengers reacted and judged her on the basis of her attire.

Take a look at the video below,

In addition, she also shared how she met Narayan Murthy who Murty came to know through a friend. Prasanna, her colleague at that time used to bring her books that had Narayan Murthy's name on them, she said. 

She joked, “I wondered if Narayan Murthy is some international bus conductor. I thought that he would look handsome and dashing, just like a film hero. But when he opened the door, I was like who is this young kid?"

She also commented on Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan movie and said, “He is fit to do Bajrangi Bhaijaan film. I enjoy movies."

At the show she narrated a unique problem Murty faces- most people refuse to believe that she is the mother of UK's first lady Akshata Murty and especially the mother-in-law of UK's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

She said that an immigration officer in UK refused to believe her residential address when she wrote in the form ’10 Downing Street’ — the official residence and office of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

“Once when I had gone, they asked me my residential address. ‘Where are you staying in London?’ My elder sister was with me and I thought should I write ’10 Downing Street’. My son also lives there (in UK), but I didn’t remember his complete address. But I finally wrote 10 Downing Street. That fellow (the immigration officer) looked at me and said, ‘Are you joking?!’

“I told him ‘nahi, sachchi bolti hu’ (No, I am telling you the truth). He thought I was joking. No one believes that I, a 72 year old, simple lady, can be the mother-in-law of the Prime Minister," she said on the show.

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Updated: 19 May 2023, 09:47 AM IST
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