It was her first visit to Ahmemadad. But one that she’s unlikely to forget for the rest of her life.
Thousands of star-struck Gujarati fans swarmed the Kanavati Club when when they got to know the event organized by Vashu Bhagnani for his son Jackky’s debut will feature Kareena Kapoor.
The fans were excitable enough when Sophie Chowdhary danced with Jackky Bhagnani.
But all hell and yell broke loose when Kareena came on stage for a medley of her hit songs.
To say pandemonium prevailed would be an understatement. As hundreds of Kareena’s fan ran towards her on stage the security bandobast went almost bust.
Anything could have happened to the panic-stricken actress.
Groggy and 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 from the back entrance. So nothing untoward happened.”
Vashu is eternally 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 on 27 May. But Kareena is adamant.
Says Kareena, “Yeah it did get pretty tricky at a point. Yeh sab hota hai. It was my first visit to Ahemedabad. I performed a medley of my best songs choreographed by Remo. It was for Vashuji’s son. How can I forget he gave me my first big hit Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai? No when his son is entering films it’s my duty to support him.”
The unruly fans rattled her. But to her surprise hordes of her little girl -fans descended at the venue of the performance dressed as her character Geet in Jab We Met.
Laughs Kareena pleasurably, “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.”