'Sarkar Raj' unveiled, Big B thrilled

Apr 21, 2008 Subhash K Jha

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) The first look of 'Sarkar Raj' was unveiled to select guests here and Amitabh Bachchan was thrilled with the event, the film's promo and the fact that Abhishek and Aishwarya spoke to the audiences live from Miami.

"The event was just so enthralling. The film, the promo and most of all the children (Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai) live from Miami with us on this very auspicious day, their anniversary. It was a personal moment and yet so public," Amitabh told IANS.

However, the focus of the Sunday event shifted somewhat from the film to the couple of the evening - Aishwarya and Abhishek - who celebrated their first wedding anniversary and talked via videoconference.

Naturally, the media got more interested in the couple's anniversary plans than their take on the film.

In fact, Aishwarya was quizzed as much about Shankar's "Robot" and Karan Johar's "Dostana" as "Sarkaar Raj".

But director Ram Gopal Varma didn't seem to mind. He was just thrilled to be the first filmmaker to bring his film's stars to the media via satellite.

"In fact, this could set a new precedent. Stars could now refuse to show up for film events and just speak to the media from home," he said jokingly.

A sequel to "Sarkar", the film is set to release June 6.

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