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Shahrukh visits God's Own Country

Saturday, August 20, 2011 • Hindi Comments

Bollywood Badshah Shahrukh Khan had recently been in Kerala for an inaugural function.

The King Khan was invited to launch 'The Raviz', a five-star hotel property with seven star facilities standing on the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake in suburban Kollam, yesterday. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated the function while Malayalam superstars Mohanlal, Mammooty and filmmaker Priyadarshan were among the special invitees.

SRK who was excited with the beauty of Kerala also took time to have a chat with the press. "I am coming after a long time. It is fantastic to be here. I was here (in Kerala) for 'Dil Se'," he said.

Besides this event, Khan along with Mohanlal launched the logo for 'Kollam Feast', a tourism promotion campaign, at the Asramam Maidan at Kollam, about 70 km from Thiruvanathapuram.

When his opinion was asked about Hazare's campaign, Shahrukh maintained that the cause behind the agitation launched by Anna Hazare, that is to check corruption with Gandhian manners, is so fantastic that it is beyond his capacity to comment. "Corruption in the country has become so huge that we all support anti-corruption movements. Now that the movement is on the streets we should ensure that it does not die," added Khan.

Shahrukh was also of the view that the film industry of the country including Bollywood should give more emphasis to create entertainment than to engage in any sort of activism. "Ultimately entertainment should be looked upon as enrichment of the mind," he added.

Citing Kerala as the best film-making State in this country Shahrukh remembered the fine tips on good acting that Mollywood actors like Mammooty and Mohanlal had given him, from which he gained much.

After the ceremonies, the Badshah was warmly treated by Mohanlal who took SRK on a short pleasure trip around Kollam in a ferry. Quoted SRK in his micro-blogging site - "The great Mohanlalji...so much humility and grace. Showed me around Kollam like an excited child." Posting couple of pics, the star further added, "Visited Kollam Raviz resort in Kerala... was so touched by the love of all the ppl. Awesome resort. People waving to me from a picturesque bridge... truly God's own country...Kerala (sic)."

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