Sydney’s State Theatre transformed on Monday night for the star-studded Australian premiere of Babylon. Stars Margot Robbie, Diego Calva, Samara Weaving and Phoebe Tonkin walked the red carpet to support the Hollywood blockbuster.
Aussie celebrities also turned out in droves, with many TV and radio personalities attending Paramount’s big night out. While the event attracted popular Aussie stars like comedian Celeste Barber and Heartbreak High’s Josh Heuston, a number of reality TV contestants from shows like MAFS and The Bachelor also turned up.
Margot Robbie appeared to snub MAFS contestant Nasser Sultan at Sydney’s Babylon premiere. Photo: Getty & Supplied
Margot’s arrival was the most anticipated of the night, sending fans wild as she walked the red carpet flanked by her bodyguards. Once MAFS contestant Nasser Sultan spotted the Aussie icon, he wasted no time hurrying to secure a moment with the star.
The controversial TV personality has been accused of ‘gate crashing’ other high-profile events in the past for publicity.
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Rushing to Margot’s side to say hello, the 55-year-old reality star was left red-faced when Margot completely ignored him. She continued to walk the carpet towards a sea of screaming fans as Nasser stood awkwardly watching.
The star didn’t acknowledge Nasser and headed towards a group of fans instead. Photo: Supplied & Getty
“As soon as Nasser saw Margot he made a beeline for her with a big smile on his face and stopped and said hello. He then stood looking a bit confused as she failed to acknowledge him and kept walking towards her fans with her bodyguards,” an onlooker tells Yahoo Lifestyle.
“It was awkward. Nasser then just stopped and watched her walk away.”
Our source adds that Margot was more interested in spending time with fans who had waited patiently to catch a glimpse of their favourite actress.
“Margot spent as much time as she could signing autographs and taking selfies with the fans who had lined up for hours hoping to see her,” the onlooker explains.
Nasser refused entry from ARIAs red carpet
This comes after Nasser was reportedly refused entry to the ARIA awards in November. He was photographed being turned away by event organisers at the beginning of the carpet as his name wasn’t on the list alongside all of the big names attending.
He was then spotted making angry-looking phone calls whilst aimlessly walking around outside the venue, onlookers tell Yahoo Lifestyle.
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It’s believed Nasser was hoping to attend the ARIAs as media to try and interview musicians for a small website, which meant he had to stand in a crowded pen with other journalists.
However, he later snuck out of this and onto the actual red carpet and spent the rest of the evening narrowly avoiding security.
A source tells us: “Nasser thought he was there as one of the big celebrity guests, had spent weeks planning his outfit and thought he’d be walking the carpet and interviewing all the big names inside. He got a reality check when he arrived and found out he was stuck behind a barrier.”
Nasser ended up sharing photos and videos of himself on social media drinking champagne on the red carpet and posing in front of a photo wall. He also later posted a three-minute video from inside the venue.