Kolkata: It has been a natural phenomenon for celebrities to arrive late for functions, but as time and tide waits for none, the cast of the much speculated film, ‘The Dirty Picture’ was boycotted by the media during the press conference for which they were made to wait for hours.

The star cast of the film including actress Vidya Balan and Tusshar Kapoor reached the venue of the press conference late by more than two hours. The waiting media persons lost their cool and called off the programme.

Moreover, popular singer Bappi Lahiri had arrived on time for the press conference but was forced to wait for the film cast along with the media.

Fuming on the late arrival of the starcast, the media persons refused to cover the programme. However, Vidya and Tusshar tried to pacify the angry media by apologising for the delay but in vain.

The situation became worse, when a feud also broke out between the programme organizers and media persons.

What irked the media more was that Vidya had also arrived very late for two events in the city on Thursday.

JPN/Bureau