‘Robot’: at the UK premiere with Abhi and Ash

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Robot seems to be enjoying a tremendous start at the box office, and looks set to be one of the biggest openers ever in the history of Indian cinema. BollySpice was in attendance at the UK premiere of the big budget Rajnikanth epic, at the Cineworld Trocadero Cinema, Leicester Square. Although the hero of the film could not make it, judging by the screams, shouts and adoration, the audience were more than satisfied with an appearance from leading lady Aishwarya Rai, with a certain Abhishek Bachchan in tow.

Aishwarya had swapped the Sabyasachi of Raavan for a Persian Blue dress with a tailored three-quarter length coat, ideal for an early autumn evening in London. Abhishek’s presentation was both complementary and cool. Although AB may have once again opted for his trademark black, the mix of fabrics, and the sheen of his velvet jacket boldly spoke ‘Style Icon’.

Aishwarya began proceedings by thanking the many people involved in the production, which has been in the making for over two years.

Robot is really special for the entire team, and we have all worked so hard on. It is definitely going to be a landmark for the Indian film industry,” the actress revealed.

“A lot of effects have gone into it and a lot of unbelievable stunts. To work with Shankar and the superstar Mr. Rajnikanth as a team on this film is incredible.”

She also acknowledged the work of Manish Malhotra for his costume design and the music of AR Rahman in creating “a rocking album that we had a blast performing to.”

The 36-year-old explained how Robot is different to some of her more recent projects, in terms of the genre of the film and her character performance.

Aishwarya explained: “This is a full-on commercial movie. One that as an actor I had a blast doing, lots of songs and dances that I haven’t done in a long time, I always do these getting into the skin of the character kind of roles, so this was a full-on entertaining trip, one hell of a journey, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the ride viewing it.”
Introductions over, the original plan may have been to then screen the film, but the audience wanted at least a few words from Abhishek.

The actor duly stepped forward to complement his wife and her latest production: “This is entirely her night, so I am very happy to be for once the supporting male behind the ever gracious wife,” spoke a proud Abhishek. “They always say behind a successful man is a woman, today I think the man should take a back seat and I’m here today to represent those husbands.”

“It’s a wonderful film, it’s huge, it’s entertaining, and everything that Indian cinema stands for,” he added.

Want to know what BollySpice thinks about the movie everyone is talking about right now? Check out our review, coming up soon to find out if it is a super-hero super-hit or another Love Story 2050.

Also check out these exclusive snaps at the event!

Photo credit:Sunny Malik

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