If Shahrukh can't come to India, his brands will follow him wherever he is. Recently, the actor, who is shooting in San Francisco for My Name is Khan (MNIK) had two surprise guests on his sets. Says a source from the sets, "Two green, cute and cuddly characters Chouw and Mouw tried to barge into SRK's van, which had a signage — Rizwan — SRK's character in MNIK. When they were stopped by the security, they started screaming for Shahrukh till he stepped out of the van and told the security guys that they were his old friends from India, who came to meet him." He even stepped out and hugged the two."
Chouw and Mouw also gave SRK a suspicious-looking object that was initially confiscated by the security guys. There was a switch in the box, which if turned on, emitted green laser lights. "The surprised unit members later learnt that, SRK had just unveiled the new logo of the brand he endorses in a very unique manner." Earlier that day, Chow and Mouw roamed the streets of San Francisco through the Golden Gate, heritage homes and cable cars.
Khan took Chouw and Mouw inside the shooting area and introduced them to his unit members, including friend and director, Karan Johar. Shahrukh says, "Initially Karan wasn't in favour of allowing my two new buddies to enter the sets of My Name Is Khan. He's very strict about anybody breaking his concentration. I wanted to introduce them, but he was in no mood to relent. Finally, Karan was convinced when he saw them during the lunch break. They are too cute. Now Karan constantly plays with Chouw and Mouw while we are waiting for him on the sets."
Meanwhile Karan adds, "Trust Shahrukh to drive me crazy the whole day saying that he would introduce me to his new pals from India. And I thought 'Oh my God, must be one of those hardcore fans who want to hang around on the sets all day. Shahrukh has done this in the past and he knows I get irritated, so he plays such pranks. I was amused to see Chouw and Mouw. They are like two little soft toys!"
Chouw and Mouw are two green flubber-like characters representing the logo of an electronics brand. The two will attempt to bring about positive change, but will finally succeed only when they come together. Both characters have personality traits quite opposite to each other. The bigger one, Chouw, is gentle, slow, kind, strong and silent the smaller one, Mouw, is funny, mischievous, peculiar and quick-witted.