Liberal dash of good looks, to taste
1 fancy title (Duchess of Cambridge preferred)
1 husband, must be possible heir to British throne.
In India, you could serve the same dish, but without the spice.
Here’s an example of a hot story: Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai took great pains to shield her daughter Aaradhya, AKA “Beti B” from the shutterbugs. But they found her! And took pictures! Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!
Actually, don’t. Just before Aaradhya was born, the Broadcast Editors’ Association cautioned reporters and photographers against going too far in their quest for pictures. Maybe artists’ renderings would have sufficed.
Clearly India has an intrusive news media, from overeager TV announcers with BREAKING NEWS to eager-beaver entertainment reporters willing to do whatever it takes to get a morsel of access to disaffected movie stars. We doorstep politicians, and sometimes become go-betweens. We ask celebrities whether they are single? Dating anyone? Planning to get married? What they were doing with that special someone at that special somewhere? We particularly want to know why you’re wearing the same outfit twice, and whether it looks tighter on you this time. But we get a little nervous if we see you through our long lenses as you relax on holiday, the outfit a few feet away from your body.