Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Sunday took to her instagram and shared her unpleasant experience at the Sydney airport and said being callous and rude will not be tolerated,
The ‘Dhadkan’ actress upset by the Qantas airways staff member addressed the post to the company, she wrote, ” Subject: #Qantas airways @qantas, This should get your attention! Travelling from Sydney to Melbourne and at the check in counter met a grumpy #Mel( that’s her name)who decided it was “OK” to speak curtly to “US” ( Brown people!!) travelling together ,I was flying business and had 2 bags (my allowance)and she insisted and decided my half empty Duffel bag was oversized( to check in!!) So she sent us to check it in at the other counter dealing with “Oversized luggage”
Shilpa, also dealt with racism in 2007 as a contestant of the British reality show ‘Celebrity Big Brother’.
She continued to explain the incident in detail, “..there a Polite lady(yes this one was) said ..”this ISN’T an oversized bag, pls check this in manually if u can at another counter” ( all this happening while the counter is going to shut in 5 mins) As the manual check in wasn’t going thru for 5 mins( we tried) I went upto #Mel and requested her to put the bag thru as her colleague said it wasn’t an oversized bag.. She refused again.. Just being adamant especially when I told her this is causing a lot of inconvenience .. ”
“We had no time to waste so we ran to the oversized baggage counter and requested her to put the bag through which she did after I told her that #Rude #Mel had issues !!!…. to which another colleague joined in an reiterated my duffle wasn’t oversized and could’ve easily been checked in. ”
Along with the long note, Shilpa posted a picture of her bag, asking her followers “whether it is oversized or not”.
Emphasising on her agenda for the note she wrote, “The point is .. This piece is only for #quantas airlines to know and take cognisance .. that their staff must be taught to be helpful and TONE can’t change with preference to #COLOUR .”WE” are NOT #pushovers and they MUST know that being #callous and #Rude will NOT BE TOLERATED 🙏✋🏼💔. ”
Shetty is currently concentrating on her production house as she created her first Television production, ‘Aunty Boli Lagao Boli: Sabse Kam Sabse Anokhi’, on Colors TV as India’s first live game show in 2018.