By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Kareena Kapoor won't forget her first trip to Ahmedabad for a long time. The actress was quite rattled when hundreds of fans rushed towards the stage while she was performing at a show in the city.
Thousands of star-struck fans swarmed the Karnavati Club when they got to know the event organised by producer Vashu Bhagnani to promote his son Jackky's debut "Kal Kissne Dekha" would feature Kareena.
The fans were excited even when Sophie Chowdhary danced with Jackky for the event Thursday evening. But all hell broke loose when Kareena came on stage for a medley of her hit songs. Hundreds of Kareena's fans ran towards her on stage, but thankfully she was whisked away in time.
A shaken Vashu Bhagnani said: "It's true. Ahmedabad went crazy for Kareena. We expected a huge turn-out at the Karnavati Club, but not this much...30,000 people showed up! And when Kareena came on stage they lost control. About 400 people rushed to the stage. Fortunately we whisked her out of the back entrance. So nothing untoward happened."
Bhagnani says he is indebted to Kareena. "She took on these frenzied fans for my son's sake. Who says this film industry is heartless? Kareena is all heart."
In fact, after the Ahmedabad incident Vashu had reservations about asking Kareena to be part of the next Vashu-Jackky show in Delhi May 27. But Kareena is adamant.
Said Kareena: "Yeah it did get pretty tricky at a point. Yeh sab hota hai. It was my first visit to Ahmedabad. I performed a medley of my best songs choreographed by Remo. It was for Vashu-ji's son. How can I forget he gave me my first big hit 'Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai'? When his son is entering films it's my duty to support him."
The unruly fans rattled her, but she was pleasantly surprised when a large number of little girls descended at the performance venue dressed as her character Geet in hit film "Jab We Met".
"It simply zapped me. I completely forgot the heat of Ahmedabad when I saw those girls. It will be a long time before I'm allowed to forget Geet in 'Jab We Met'," Kareena said.