It's not just Big B who battles lost baggage traumas, it has become routine!Along with misplaced luggage, I have to deal with absurd searches, especially at German airports. This time they asked penetrating questions about my shades!! They were a gift from my daughter. Basic Ralph Laurens, not diamond studded Cartier's. Yet, I was asked really annoying stuff about the pair. Why? Plus, The efficient ladies of Lufthansa 'forgot' to serve me any hot breakfast!And the flat beds on the plane were far from flat and most uncomfortable. Kunal Kohli and Jag Mohan Mundra were on the same flight, same hotel and participating in the same Festival. Naturally, we became instant best friends.I loved Jag's film, "Shoot on Sight" which closed the festival. It is a taut thriller, shot in London and starring Naseeruddin Shah.Based on a true story after an innocent Muslim man was shot by Brit cops in the wake of the London bombings, Mundra's movie is a polished and assured film that never loses its pace. It didn't win any awards... but that's ok. It will win Mundra a lot of new fans.
Kunal did well with the audience interactions and was frantically location hunting when last seen. Germany is so entirely sold on SRK, nobody else stands a chance. For German fans of Bollywood, the magic begins and ends with the Khan. Well, he was busy settling old scores with Salman back home,,, and missing in action in distant Germany. But Stuttgart continued to swoon over 'Chak De' regardless. BTW, i FELL IN LOVE WITH THE PLACE! The local Riesling is outstanding, and I didn't have sausage even once. Just some superbly presented nouvelle cuisine ( seared scallops on a bed of thai accented noodles) at a very chic restaurant called 'Cube'.All good. All good. More Stuttgart goss in the next post. Jet lagging at present and seriously zoned. Maybe I should reach for that bottle of Riesling??