Film director Ram Gopal Verma surprised international media when he unexpectedly popped up at several unconnected events that had nothing whatsoever to do with him, including an address by US president elect Barack Obama, a closed-door session of the BCCI to discuss the pakistan tour, and an episode of the Simpsons. “I don't understand what the big deal is. I just happened to be passing by at each of these occasions, and randomly decided to drop in. Any one would have done the same.”, said an agitated Verma, in response to widespread bewilderment at his sudden ubiquity. He also dismissed speculation that he had the power to be in several places at the same time, saying “What nonsense. Who do you think I am? P.James?”
Rumour has it that RGV is also planning to 'randomly drop in' at several future events such as India's first manned space mission, the next AGM of the State Bank of India, and Pope Benedict's medical check-up. Strangely, he has said that he has no plans to attend screenings of any of his forthcoming films, since he doesn't like large, empty spaces.