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Berlin welcomes SRK, Priyanka

Last updated on: October 25, 2010 12:12 IST

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Shah Rukh Khan, who is shooting the much-hyped sequel of his 2006 hit Don in Berlin, says he is so in love with the city that if told he would not mind dancing on top of a tourist bus.

Khan, who plays a dreaded don in the Farhan Akhtar directed movie, said the idea to shoot Don in Berlin came while he was visiting the city during the 2008 film festival.

 


Image: Shah Rukh Khan signs autographs after a news conference promoting his movie Don-2 in Berlin.
Photographs: Thomas Peter/Reuters
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"I am just happy to be in Berlin. I love it If you told me to stand up on a tourist bus and dance, I would do it,"Khan told media at a press conference even as several hundred of his fans camped outside the Friedrichstadt Palace there to get a glimpse of the star.

 

"It is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever see. I have been here for two weeks and I don't feel I am working,"he added.

 

The 44-year-old actor enjoys a huge fan following in the German public, especially women who travel around the globe to see him.


Image: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and German actor Florian Lukas pose during a photocall

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Khan alongwith Bollywood beauties Priyanka Chopra and Lara Dutta will be busy finishing a major chunk of the movie.

The actor will also celebrate his birthday here on November 2. His wife Gauri and kids are set to join him for the celebrations.


Image: Priyanka Chopra

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Akhtar, who returns behind the camera after a short stint as an actor in films like Rock On!, Luck By Chance and Karthik Calling Karthik, said he was impressed by city's diversity in architecture, cinematography, music and the people.

A 70-member crew from India is in the city and they are all set to kickstart the shooting after a two-week preparation. The film will be shot at city's prime locations like Brandenburg Gate, the Olympia Stadium, The Gandarmen Market and the East Side Gallery.


Image: Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra

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The country hopes that Shah Rukh Khan's presence will lure other Bollywood filmmakers and tourists to Germany.

The action thriller also includes a scene in which Khan appears to dive 125 metres from a building near Berlin's TV tower.


Image: Shah Rukh Khan is helped to his car after leaving a news conference.

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