Posted on August 5, 2011 at 3:20 am

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Saif ki Basanti in Bhopal

Saif Ali Khan was in Bhopal, his home town, for the shooting of his latest film, Prakash Jha’s “Aarakshan” and the residents of Bhopal went wild to see their Chote Nawab! Saif Ali Khan even gave fans rides or lifts on the bike his character in “Aarakshan” uses, that Prakash Jha jokingly named “Basanti” because he was seen taking on up to four riders at a time!

It was a real crowd pleaser for the residents of Bhopal to have their Prince back home! Large crowds would gather outside his hotel and at shooting locations for a glimpse of the actor. Saif met his fans without any starry air about him besides giving out autographs and getting himself photographed. The ease, with which Saif mixed with the crowd, even surprised Deepika Padukone who at one point had gotten nervous over the amount of crowd that would show up to see their Chote Nawab.

“I quite enjoyed the shooting in Bhopal,” said Khan. “It gave me a chance to connect to my childhood time spent there and with the local people.

Saif went out of his way to oblige fans by giving them rides or lifts in midst of shoot on his bike that his character uses in the film! While the sets of Aarakshan were being set up, Saif would give locals a ride to nearby locations, which to the production was a bit of trouble as sometimes it was hard to trace him. Can you say, Prince Charming?

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