Varanasi, May 22 (UNI) After Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Scarlett Johansson, it was the turn of Korean singing-acting sensation 'Rain' to be enslaved by the magnificence of the world famous Ganga Ghats of Varanasi.
Bi (meaning Rain in Korean) -- the most sought about R&B and pop singer in Asia -- turned a shutterbug this morning, snapping up picture-perfect keepsakes of religious life on the Schindhia Ghat, all during the making of an ad film for promoting the newest camera offered by a multi-national camera maker.The singer, who is touted as ''Justin Timberlake of East'' snapped up the glimpse of early morning 'Arti' and other religious rituals on the banks of the sacred river. He followed it up by taking pictures of nude children jumping into the river from stone pillars to beat the heat.
He also mingled and played with children on the ghat edging the Manikarnika Ghat myth logically famous cremation ground.
Flanking him were over 175 junior artists from the holy city, who braved the sweltering heat to keep the riverfront bustling with religious activity even under the afternoon sun, despite a series of retakes by the Korean shooting crew.
''I have never seen such a magnificent riverfront in my life,'' gushed out the 24-year-old star, who is ruling music charts across the world with his album 'Its Raining.' Talking exclusively to UNI, the star dressed in his favourite white shirt-gray trousers said ''I would love to sing and shoot a song on the majestic riverfront in this ancient city...may be with hazel-eyed beauty and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai, presently creating waves at the Cannes.'' With the help of his Indian interpreter Geeta Anand, the singer-sctor who is on his maiden visit to India said ''Asia and many parts of the world may admire me as a singing star, but I am a fan of Aiswarya, Shahrukh Khan and bhangra pop singer Daler Mehendi.
Though, I cannot comprehend Daler's songs, his musical vibes are absorbed by me in the same manner as my musical has struck a chord in countries like Australia,'' he quipped.
The Korean hunk, who has a foot in the door of Hollywood after being cast in 'Speed Racer,' the next film of Wachowski Brothers -- further exuding his love for Indian stars said ''may be if not a film, my video one day on this very riverfront could have all three Shahrukh, Aishwarya and Daler Mehendi dancing to the Korean tunes woven by me.'' UNI