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A kiss from a Genie!

Last updated on: October 29, 2009 16:44 IST

Image: Ritesh Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandes and Amitabh Bachchan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

The cast of Aladin was spotted in Mumbai on Wednesday to promote their film.

Amitabh Bachchan couldn't resist planting a kiss on Jacqueline Fernandez's cheek while Ritesh Deshmukh looked on.

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Image: Asin and Salman

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Image: Saif Ali Khan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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The Genie and his little fans

Image: Amitabh Bachchan and Zaynah Vastani
Rajul Hegde in Mumbai

Zaynah Vastani and Raj Simaria (Aap Ki Antara), Sparsh Khandchandani (young Iccha of Uttaran), Dhriti Bhatia (young Krishna) and Swini Khara (Cheeni Kum, Baa Bahu Aur Baby) were given a chance to interact with the cast of Aladin in Mumbai.

Zaynah, who portrays an autistic kid in Aap Ki Antara, took on the role of a journalist as she quizzed Amitabh Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh and Jacqueline Fernandes.

"If you could ask for three wishes, what would they be?" Zaynah asked. "Right now, I only have one wish. That is, for all you kids to run away from here. You all are so mischievous; I'm not able to handle it," Bachchan replied.

The next question was: "Why do such mystical characters interest you?"

"Well, yes I was a ghost then and now, I've become a genie."

The third question was could he fulfil her wish, which was a chance to pose with Big B for a picture? The actor happily obliged.

"He took an instant liking for Dhriti Bhatia and was more interested in speaking to her than answering the questions," sources said. "She even managed to make him sing a song from Aladin."

As for Raj, he asked Bachchan how he managed to get inside a small magic lamp, to which the Big B answered, "You know I am the genie so I managed to get inside the lamp."