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Shah Rukh Khan braves freezing Berlin

February 12, 2010

ShahNo thermal underwear for Shah Rukh Khan.

The 44-year-old Bollywood megastar is used to warmer climes, but has had to brave snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures during his visit to Berlin where his latest movie “My Name Is Khan” had its premiere on Friday.

Oozing charm, and making some in the audience at the movie’s press conference practically swoon, Khan bluntly stated: “Death before long johns. I am too macho for this.”

But Khan’s charm wore off with some esteemed colleagues who were made to wait for more than two hours for interviews with the actor only to be told that they had been called off. As of the time of writing, the interviews were back on again, but boy it’s been a long, cold day for those journalists.

Khan’s limousine is usually parked straight outside the building, as befits one of the most famous men on the planet. We mere mortals, however, must slip slide along treacherous pavements as we navigate our way from screening to press conference to interview to eatery. Welcome to the world of film festivals.

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