The carpet was set, the barricades grounded, and the security tight. But nothing deterred girls to hoot with the highest tempo to shake hands, express their love and catch a glimpse of their bodyguard-clouded-star Abhishek Bachchan at the red-carpet premiere of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Delhi-6 releasing Friday.
Women from all age groups - married, college going and school going girls - filled the atmosphere with an electrifying energy to meet Abhsihek at PVR Priya here Thursday night.
"Abhishek I love you", "Abhishek marry me", "Abhishek, you are the best" were a few of the slogans the fair-sex aficionados couldn't stop shouting when the whole star cast of "Delhi-6" arrived at the event.
"I have been here since the last three hours and I am not leaving the place until I shake hands with Abhishek," said Richa Yadav, a Class 12 student from DPS, Mathura Road, who finally managed to capture pictures of her star from the least distance across the barricade.
Shouted a gang of eight girls from Delhi University: "Abhishek, you have to pick one from us. We won't let you go."
The actor himself was in a fix at the response.
"It's mind blowing. It's amazing. I love Delhi and the turn out of the people here is fantastic. I hope it remains the same in theatres as well," said Abhishek, clad in a jet-black three-piece suit.
Written and directed by Mehra, the UTV produced film also stars Sonam Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Prem Chopra, Waheeda Rehman and Atul Kulkarni - who were also present at the do.
Also present at the event were a bevy of Bollywood stars including, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor and movie's producer Ronnie Screwala.