The Big Media Event yesterday was more calm and orderly than I expected. For some reason, I thought there’d be mass pandemonium and much pushing and yelling, based on the last time I was in the same room with SRK (that would be last August, the same night as his Velcome-to-Amrika experience at Newark Liberty Airport).
Some 60 or so media people were assembled in a large conference room at the Fox offices on Sixth Avenue. Before the famous pair arrived, the trailer for My Name is Khan was shown. One of the Fox people explained afterward that “Quran JoHAR” (well, that’s what it sounded like!) could not be here.
Having completed their morning appearance at NASDAQ, then their one-on-ones with broadcast outlets and a SAJA-SAMMA webcast, Kajol and Shahrukh Khan were escorted into the room.
They stood for pictures as those of us who needed to take some edged in on them in silence, flashes snapping and just an occasional soft “Shahrukh” or “Kajol” to get their attention. Afterward, two director’s chairs were brought out and the pair sat to answer questions for almost an hour. Tom Brook of the BBC was there, as was S. Mitra Kalita of the WSJ. Some folks from Sepia Mutiny were live-blogging/tweeting the event.
Today SRK has also tweeted about being at CNN for an interview with Fareed Zakaria.
And here’s a few more images: