Abhishek Bachchan-a Guinness world record holder

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Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan holds a Guinness Record which he was presented by Yash Chopra at the Chevrolet Apsara Awards presentation ceremony held in Mumbai. Junior Bachchan made this record by visiting seven places while promoting his movie “Delhi-6” in 2009 in theaters of 7 cities – Ghaziabad, Noida, Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Chandigarh and Mumbai – in just 12 hours. He rushed from one city to another and also travelled 1,800 km by car and a private jet to get the feedback of audiences in different cinema halls.

It was Will Smith who was the first to make it in the Guinness World Record for his movie Hitch for making the maximum number of public appearances by a film star at different cities in 12 hours promoting their film. Jargen Vogel and Daniel Bruhl (Germany) broke Will Smith’s record and now it is Abhishek Bachchan who takes the mantle. The whirlwind set of appearances were done under stringent Guinness World Record guidelines and the current record was equalled within five hours, broken in eight hours and by the time 12 hours had lapsed, Abhishek had visited 7 cities further extending the challenge. Also, the last two cities took more than six hours.

The record-breaking whirlwind tour, to promote his latest release Delhi 6, began on 22nd February, in the afternoon at 12.05 pm in Ghaziabad in the presence of the world media; Abhishek started his tour travelling to as many events in as many cities as possible within 12 hours. In every city witnesses were identified, as per Guinness World Record norms, and these included corporate executives, bureaucrats, police officials, and mall owners. Ernst & Young’s auditors served as witnesses to the effort and Wizcraft International organized the Guinness World Record breaking endeavour. He was also chartered across cities by BJETS(Business Jets India Private Limited)

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