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Honeybee stings Riteish Deshmukh after mistaking his beard for honeycomb

12, Oct 2016 By @jurnoleast

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh was today stung by a bee outside his house while he was on his way to Filmistan studio.

Riteish with his beard that was mistaken for a honeycomb
Riteish with his beard that was mistaken for a honeycomb

The actor, whose beard has got a lot of attention, also managed to attract the bee who stung the actor several times before buzzing off in the nearby trees.

News channels which have still not recovered from the Army’s operation against terrorists termed the bee attack as a ‘surgical strike’. While few others were calling it a ‘sting operation’.

Our reporter spoke to well-known apiarist Mr. Lele, who said, “Bees usually have a good sense of direction. They have an inbuilt GPS that direct them back to their honeycombs. This particular bee probably had a faulty GPS or maybe it could be because of poor eyesight.”

There were also reports that the sting was because the bee was unhappy with the movie Banjo, which had Riteish Deshmukh in lead role.

The actor brushed off the incident and tweeted to his fans that he was ‘perfectly ok’.  He however fended off speculations that he’d be getting rid of his beard anytime soon.