Were People in India Paid to be Tom Cruise Fans?

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Tom Cruise’s hordes of screaming fans in India are rumored to have been paid to greet the movie star.

Firstpost Bollywood reported that the fans who were photographed greeting Cruise at Mumbai Airport were actually paid extras who had never heard of the actor.

Apparently, about 200 people gathered at the airport because they had been hired by a model coordinator.

One of the “fans” told the magazine, “‘Tom Kaun? I don’t know who he is or what he does. We were told to come here by 1pm today and wait for a foreign VIP to come out of the airport gate and scream and shout when he came. None of us know who Tom is.”

The fan continued, “There was a buffet lunch also for us and we were paid Rs 150 for this job today. We do this for television shows and other such events where crowds are required.”