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Brrrr from Berlin!

entertainment Updated: Nov 08, 2010 19:23 IST
Lara Dutta
Lara Dutta
Hindustan Times
Brrrr from Berlin!

Hello lovely people! How does this week find you? I’m still traversing the globe; got back to Berlin after being away for six days. Nothing has changed except that it’s gotten colder! Spent the day at the Berlin Zoo and the museum of the History of Berlin. Noticed at the zoo that while the King of the Jungle, Mr Lion, lay around doing absolutely nothing, the missus ran around feeding the cubs and then proceeded to lick Mr Lion clean, and basically stayed busy. Also read at the museum that after the war, it was up to the women to re-build the city. The men were either young boys or old men, as the able-bodied men were either away at war or had died as casualties.

So, an all-women force, known as the “rubble women”, quietly went about clearing the streets of Berlin, saving what bricks they could, for re-construction and removing debris so that the city could be re-built. They worked over eight hours a day in order to be able to avail of better rations than the daily stipulated amount. This also in a way led to the emancipation of women at that time. All that quickly ended, though, in the 1950s, once the city regained normality. How typical!

On set, it’s more of the usual. Cool locations, cool stunts and cooler looking actors. Add the freezing cold to that and it’s one helluva cool film! Of course, the media is thrilled to have Priyanka and me back together. One lovely journo even imagined up an entire scene of how frosty the air between us must have been. Unfortunately for the poor guy, the two protagonists of his vivid imagination were not even geographically at the same co-ordinates at the time of this imagined ominous event. But such is life!

I’m happy to have ‘Pappa’ aka Boman Irani here with me in Berlin. Apart from being one of the most talented actors I have ever worked with, he is also one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Shah Rukh is looking suave and making Don look quite menacing! (It’s sooo cool to be Don!!) Priyanka is kicking some serious butt, and Kunal is back home missing all the fun. I’m going to head out into the frosty air to enjoy the last day of the ‘Festival of lights’ here. You take care and see you next week. Stay safe.

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