Varanasi: Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma today visited Varanasi to promote their upcoming movie ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’.
The entire team of the film, including the director Imtiaz Ali, visited the city for the first time. Shah Rukh, Anushka and Imtiaz were spotted chewing betel leaves, famously known as ‘Banarasi paan’.
Earlier in the day, the actor, joined by Bhojpuri singer and BJP MP Manoj Tiwari, also sang a Bhojpuri song ‘Lollypop Lagelu’ during a promotional event at a private institute in the city.
Since the film focuses on tourism, the temple town was chosen in list of cities for promotion as it is believed to be one of the major tourist destinations, that attracts a large number of people from across the world, said Shah Rukh Khan.
The culture here attracts people from across the world, the bollywood actor said, sharing his experience in London where he said, one of the city’s best restaurant was named after ‘Benaras’.
Anushka plays a lawyer (Sejal) while Shah Rukh plays a tourist guide (Harry) in ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ which is scheduled to release on August 4.
The trio expressed hope that the film will be appreciated by the audience and would be a huge success.
The team left the city with a promise to re-visit and spend more time.