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Adopt me, keep me here, Shah Rukh Khan tells Kolkata fans

IANS  Kolkata, July 27, 2013
First Published: 22:29 IST(27/7/2013) | Last Updated: 22:34 IST(27/7/2013)

Overwhelmed by the turnout while promoting his forthcoming movie Chennai Express in Kolkata, superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Saturday gushed about not wanting to leave his "favourite city".

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"I love you Kolkata...I mean this is extremely overwhelming. I tour the whole country for my films but when I come here...this is.. you need to pass a law here that you adopt me and keep me here. I don't want to go  from here," he said at an event in Kokata.

Thousands of fans braved the monsoons to get a glimpse of the Badshaah of Bollywood as strains of Shah Rukh's hits like Chaiyyan Chaiyyan revved up the energy level of the crowd.

As part-owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders, the actor has a huge following in the city.

"Thank you for supporting the cricket team," said Shah Rukh as he elapsed in to the team's anthem Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo.

As King Khan waved and threw bouquets amid the throng, there was a mad scramble to pick up the flowers, prompting SRK to say "be careful..don't fight."

A star-struck crowd ogled at the star, as he enlivened legions of fans by dancing to Chennai Express hit number One two three four! dressed  in a dark grey shirt and black vest with the customary hat that he dons in t he movie.

Praising city-based dance group Crescendo for their performance, Shah Rukh stated that the youngsters performed "even better" than what the actor did in the film.

He also mesmerised the audience by repeating popular dialogues from his films Devdas, Don 2, Om Shanti Om among others.

Wooing denizens with the popular phrase from Chennai Express, "Dont underestimate the power of the common man", SRK jazzed up the atmosphere further by distributing hats among the spectators.

Directed by Rohit Shetty, Chennai Express, is slated for an August 8 release. It stars dusky beauty Deepika Padukone as the lead actress.

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