I never knew so many people know me: Abhishek

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Mumbai, June 13 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who hopped to seven locations across the city to promote Mani Ratnam's "Raavan", was overwhelmed to see fans going crazy for him and said he never knew that so many people know him.

"I like to promote my films myself. I want to go out to the audience and tell them about the film directly. It's a good fun. I was shocked by people's response. I never knew that so many people know me. Honestly. I was shocked to see so many people showed up," said Abhishek at a press conference at Cinemax Versova after a day-long tour Saturday.

People across the road were seen shouting his names and clicking photographs from their mobile phones.

Aishwarya Rai, who didn't accompany Abhishek during the rally as she was busy in other promotional activities, joined him at the conference.

"I was also busy with other promotional activities. It was decided that Veera (Abhishek) and his troupe would be out. So I made sure that at the last stop I will come and join you all and meet you so that's how I am here.

"This was during the course of the day, I was getting photographs. People were clicking and sending me and I realised that it was too much fun," said Aishwarya.

"Raavan" features Aishwarya Rai as a dance teacher who is happily married to a policeman, played by Tamil superstar Vikram, and shows how Veera causes mayhem in their lives.

Asked if she planning anything like Abhishek to connect with her audience, she just said, "Wait and watch. There are couple of days for the film to release, so wait and watch".

Releasing Friday, the movie has been co-produced by Reliance BIG Pictures and Madras Talkies.

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