Rain greets Abhishek's 'Raavan' marathon in DelhiJun 13, 2010 IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan weathered dusty winds and rains to lead an entourage of Royal Enfield-borne look-alikes of Beera -- his character in the upcoming film "Raavan" -- in the capital Sunday, leaving fans craving for more.
Abhishek, who embarked on a marathon promotion for "Raavan", was undeterred as weather tried to play spoilsport and went about interacting with fans.
"I love coming to Delhi. I have spent my childhood here, and it is like home to me," said Abhishek, 34, dressed casually in blue jeans and a white shirt.
He enthralled his fans with "Raavan" merchandise -- throwing keychains and T-shirts at the crowds, almost sparking a stampede for the goodies.
The actor, who toured the city with a group of six dancers dressed as different characters seen in the song "Thok di killi" from the film, was accompanied by co-stars Ravi Kishan and Ajay Gehi, who play Beera's brothers in the Mani Ratnam-directed movie.
Abhishek's entourage in the capital started from PVR Priya in Vasant Vihar and then travelled to DLF Promenade in Vasant Kunj, PVR Anupam, DLF Place in Saket, M-Block Market Greater Kailash-II, Ansal Plaza, Defence Colony and Khan Market.
During his tour of the Capital, the tech-savy star was at the same time keeping netizens updated with posts on the microblogging site Twitter.
"Looks like 'Raavan' brought the rain to Delhi. Ha ha, Mani will be proud of me! Let's hope it stays like this," he tweeted.
In another post he wrote: "Have a bunch of guys dressed up like Beera following me on their Enfield bullets. No matter how fast they make other bikes or how sleek. A bullet is a bullet!!"
On Saturday, he did something similar in Mumbai and after Delhi, he is all set to visit Hyderabad to promote the film, releasing June 18. A bilingual, "Raavan" has been co-produced by Reliance Big Pictures and Madras Talkies.
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