Saturday, May 13, 2017

when owning a mobile phone in Mumbai was considered a prestige/privilege ,first mall allowed only people with mobile phone in -1990's-

REAL 1990's STORY OF A STRUGGLING NEW ACTOR CALLED SAIF ALI KHAN standing in front of Mumbai's first and only mall-CROSS ROADS MALL- near haji ali junctionRelated image
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1990's story:-with mcdonalds' at the entrance-where i met this young man standing alone ,forlorn in just ordinary dress leaning against the wall near ,{as he was new in the film industry;i could not immediately identify him }.so i asked few school boys who were getting his autograph to find out his real identity 

now he won't be able to repeat the act !!because he is a great film actor 
people may ask why he stood in front of a mall for publicity?
answer is- that was the first and only mall in MUMBAI at that time -people used to crowd there from all corners of MUMBAI to see a Mall!! there was so much crowd that police were called to control the crowds 
later the management decided only people with a mobile phone can enter the mall
why?
becuse very few people had mobile phones and it was considered a great privilege and fame to own a mobile phone  !!!
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NOW RENAMED SOBOMALL--seen below


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Crossroads ,  MUMBAI city's first mall in 1999
MUMBAI: It achieved the unique distinction of being the city's first mall in 1999.

Twelve years later, Crossroads, rechristened Sobo Central after it changed hands, is in for a major makeover.
Apr 10, 2012


First mall may make way for tower - Times of India

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/First-mall-may-make-way.../12603140.cms


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First McCafe in India at Sobo Central Mall{original name -cross roads mall} in Mumbai