Loud cheering and whistling echoed in the air as over a hundred eager fans stood outside a movie theatre last evening to catch a glimpse of Bollywood glitterati that descended upon New Delhi for the premiere of Delhi 6.
The actors, including the cast and crew of the film, caused much euphoria and frenzy amongst the star stuck Delhiites.
Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who shot to fame with his phenomenal Rang De Basanti, Delhi 6 captures life in the narrow by-lanes of New Delhi.
The film, starring Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor, is Mehra's third directorial venture after Aks and Rang De Basanti.
Riding high on the success of Rang De Basanti, Mehra said expectations were equally high for Delhi 6.
"We are keeping our fingers crossed. Expectations are high," he said.
The title of the film Delhi 6, is inspired by the postal code of an area in Delhi where the story is based. This area houses the famous Chandni Chowk and the Mughal era monuments of Jama Masjid and Red Fort.
Betraying nerves on the first public screening of the film, Sonam Kapoor, one of the lead actors, said, "I'm nervous with anticipation."
The story revolves around Roshan who comes back from New York to India with his ailing grandmother. He doesn't know that this quick trip will turn into the longest journey of his life.
Citing similarities between his screen role and his real life persona, Abhishek said, "I''m so excited. I hope audience love the film. I found a lot of similarities and that's why I was really keen to do the film."
The story of Delhi-6 is placed against the backdrop of the ancient walled city of Delhi. The movie released today across the country.