Mumbai, June 12 (Calcutta Tube) Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan hopped to 10 different locations in Mumbai Saturday to promote Mani Ratnam’s ‘Raavan’. The actor toured the city with an entourage of six dancers dressed as characters in the song ‘Thok di killi’ from ‘Raavan’ and attracted crowds since morning.
‘This is amazing! Mumbai! You guys are the best. Love all of you,’ Abhishek posted on his Twitter page during his tour.
‘…heading to town for the ‘Raavan’ tour. Let’s see how many Beera lookalikes Mumbai has. Delhi, I’m coming for you tomorrow! Till I get there, gonna blast Beera beera,’ he added.
The locations on his schedule in Mumbai included – Metro Cinemas (near Churchgate), Kalaghoda, Wilson College, Phoenix Mills, Bandstand, Juhu, Mithibai College, Inorbit Mall (Malad) and Cinemax (Versova).
The actor was also supposed to visit Flora Fountain. However, the sound equipment to be used for the promotion was picked up from the location by police as it is considered a silent zone. So the team skipped the location.
Abhishek was rejoicing while meeting and greeting his fans on his way in an open trailer. He also threw goodies like ‘Raavan’ keychains and T-shirts to his fans, who merrily joined in the fun.
The promotional stint did not cause any traffic jams thanks to four cars of security and police personnel accompanying the 34-year-old star.
In 2009, he did a whirlwind, seven-city tour for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Delhi-6’and broke the Guinness world record for maximum public appearances in 12 hours while promoting ‘Delhi 6’ last year.
In ‘Raavan’, which releases Friday, Abhishek plays the role of Beera. The movie, co-produced by Reliance BIG Pictures and Madras Talkies, also features Aishwarya Rai as a dance teacher who is happily married to a policeman, played by Tamil superstar Vikram, and shows how Beera causes mayhem in their lives.