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***UPDATE 04/08/12: Nagendra has blamed her behaviour on an "error of judgment" and apologised.***
On Friday night, high profile British designer Stella McCartney posted a series of backstage images from the opening ceremony on her Instagram account.
McCartney would have had VIP access at the event. She did, after all, in collaboration with Adidas, outfit Team Great Britain in their performance kit, podium suits and village wear. Her father, Sir Paul McCartney, moreover, closed the ceremony with a rendition of Hey Jude – wearing a bespoke Stella McCartney jacket.
In one of her backstage images, McCartney is photographed sitting next to three cast members of Danny Boyle's magnificent opening ceremony show. With 10,000 performers, what are the odds do you reckon that one of them would be Nagendra? But unless she has a twin sister or doppelgänger, we would put money on the woman on the right-hand side, in the purple wig and silver disc dress, being one and the same.
Could this brush with McCartney's celebrity daughter - and possibly even McCartney himself, a detail of whose bespoke jacket was posted by Stella in the same Instagram series - have been a little too much for Nagendra?
Some old school acquaintances who have come out of the woodwork to comment to Indian newspapers describe her as "talented, but pushy" and "a loud, obnoxious woman" who "always liked to be in front, on stage and in the spotlight". Several hours after McCartney's photo was posted, that's certainly where she wound up.
For all her critics, Nagendra is nevertheless rapidly garnering a fan base.
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She has already entered internet meme territory, with her opening ceremony shots being Photoshopped onto various historical images to place her at everything from Barack Obama's inauguration to last year's Royal wedding and The White House Situation Room during the 2011 military raid on Osama Bin Laden (below). Yahoo! India News is even offering a meme generator so punters can make their own.