MUMBAI: In February 2009, Abhishek Bachchan created a world record for the Maximum number of cities visited by a film star in 12 hours, setting the stage, making him the first Indian film star to be included in the Guinness Book of World Records. The actor was presented with the Guinness Record at the Apsara Awards presentation ceremony in Mumbai.
Bachchan said, "I’m quite excited by the success, more so because it has been done for a film that’s so close to my heart. I am delighted to receive this honor at the prestigious Apsara Awards in front of the entire film industry. The issues addressed by Delhi 6 are relevant and have a strong message for our countrymen. This record I’d dedicate to the people of India."
Will Smith 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 Abhishek Bachchan takes the mantle.
The whirlwind set of appearances were done under strict Guinness World Record guidelines and the current record was equaled within five hours, broken in eight hours and by the time 12 hours had lapsed, Abhishek had visited seven cities further extending the challenge. The last two cities took more than six hours.