On Saturday night, Imran Khan and Kunal Kohli made an appearance at CHAK89 a restaurant in South London to promote their upcoming film Break Ke Baad. For this special event tickets were sold for up to a £100, which included a private Meet and Greet time with actor Imran Khan as well as performances by an upcoming Asian British band called Deewan. A group of young dancers also paid tribute to Kunal Kohli and Imran Khan by performing on the songs of Hum Tum, Break Ke Baad and I Hate Luv Storys.
The event, which was being advertised by Atif Malik as a “Break Ke Baad Promotional Dinner Party” was earlier claimed to be fraudulent by the Times of India. The official spokesperson for Break Ke Baad had said, “We are going to the UK around the same time, but we are not aware of this.” A source close to the film had also said that the advert, which was going around on the Internet was unethical and no member of the cast and crew will make an appearance at CHAK89 on November 12.
However, those stories were false and the event did happen. During my interview with Imran earlier that day for another publication, he mentioned the meet and greet event that he was going to go to. Atif Malik, who organised the promotional trip in the UK invited me to the event which turned out to be very special.
Imran Khan and Kunal Kohli, both looking very handsome arrived in a stretch limousine. Kunal Kohli introduced the film to guests by saying, “Break Ke Baad is about space and why people need space in their relationship. Another thing we will talk about in the film, which is also a layer of the film is when we decide to go ahead in our career path which clashes with what our parents had planned for us.”
He also went further to talk about his personal experience, “I remember when I became a filmmaker my parents asked me Why don’t I become a CA or a Doctor. Why do you want to be a filmmaker? Well if you do want to be one, then do a MBA as well.”
The crowd cheered when Imran Khan was introduced by Kohli and came on stage. Imran thanked the guests and organisers for being there with him and supporting his film. He was, of course, asked about his marriage and Imran confirmed that he is going to get married next year in court. His fiancé, Avantika, and he have been together for eight and a half years.
Talking about Break Ke Baad he said, that it’s a simple romantic comedy. At the end of the evening, Imran Khan and Kunal Kohli were mobbed by the many happy female and male fans, all which wanted a picture with them.
Therefore, Imran and Kunal were escorted out through the fire exit leaving many guests thinking that they will come back eventually. It was a wonderful event overall and a great, but expensive opportunity for fans to get up close with their favourite stars.
(This article first appeared on www.bollyspice.com. Pictures : Sunny Malik)
Kunal looking bewildered at the sight of 10 photographers and 2 cameramen covering their appearance.
Imran Khan enjoying a beverage at CHAK89.
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