In a freakish co-incidence, the lead actor of Mata Ki Chowki, Rahul Raj Singh, shares his name with Mumbai's notorious criminal who was shot dead in Mumbai on a BEST bus. Even bigger co-incidence is that they hail from the same part of Ranchi. Speaking about the similarities, Rahul says, "Imagine my surprise when I saw my name flashing on all news channels reporting that a person with the same name was encountered by the cops. I received numerous calls from friends and family inquiring about my well being."
Adding further he says, "It was clearly a misunderstanding and I can assure you that apart from a common nomenclature, I share nothing else with the criminal. I admit I was stunned by the phone calls I got, but later realized that some of my friends were just calling to make fun of me."
Well, now that sure is one hell of a coincidence!!!
Reporter and Author: Ranjini Nair