What a week it’s been. Despite all the hurly burly that made us anxious and tense, the magic that was an audience with Kajol, Karan Johar & Shah Rukh Khan with Raj&Pablo for Love Bollywood on the BBC Asian Network left us all elated. Hats of to the “terrible trio” who despite the whirlwind of promotions still shone – they never let their fans down.
We were all in Bollytastic heaven in the historic BBC Radio Theatre for the recording. The fun started with the audience – around 200 BBC Asian Network Listeners – YOU GUYS ROCKED!! The love you showed was overwhelming. A massive thank you to everyone, despite the freezing London chills had waited patiently from 7am- your energy levels were amazing.
As for the stars, SRK was his understated self deprecating self – a true superstar; Kajol exuded impish charm, her laugh is infectious and Karan Johar was his usual tongue in cheek charming self too. They loved Raj & Pablo’s ‘Garam Garam Aloos’ – it brought the house down! It’s amazing what you can do with a couple of little tatties.
The show was a roller coaster of emotional highlights, laughter and all out fun! Kajol looked amazing in a sari, Karan worked his trademark trendy leather biker jacket and SRK looked every bit the superstar in a suave classic black suit.
One thing that amazed us about all three of them is the amount of energy they have – SRK proved why he’s such a star not only to us, but to Jonathon Ross too. It takes a lot to chat to Jonathon, Lorraine Kelly & John Barryman; ride an exercise contraption, play maracas AND promote the cause of Bollywood. King Khan really did live up to his name! Slumdog eat your heart out!
We were overwhelmed when later that evening he tweeted – “….oh world class hectic day…was with raj & pablo for bbc.jonathan ross was so gracious and kind.had a great time with all…..” @iamsrk
We’re so excited about the release of My Name Is Khan, it promises to be a ground-breaking movie. From what we’ve seen Shah Rukh Khan is going to be in a totally different avatar. The reaction from the stars in Mumbai has been fantastic, after watching a preview Preity, Arjun and Ritesh were blown away!
As a Raj&Pablo aside we are looking forward to seeing Zarina Wahab on screen – she plays the young SRK’s mother in the film. Check out her films like Basu Chaterjee&’s Chitchor; Gharonda and Sawaan Ko Aane Do – what an understated powerful screen presence.
We can’t wait for the release THIS week!
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