Rain greets Abhishek`s `Raavan` marathon in Delhi

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2010, 09:52 AM IST

New Delhi: 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.

IANS

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