April 07, 2011

Ben Affleck Pays Visit to Grand Bazaar for Carpets

Ben Affleck dropped a total of TL 340,000 (167,782 euros) on six carpets, which he intends to use as props for his upcoming movie “Argo,” in the famous Grand Bazaar of İstanbul on Tuesday.


Upon entering the carpet store Imperio Otomano, located inside the Grand Bazaar, Affleck made clear that he wanted carpets that were unique and one of a kind.

The actor, who liked a particular small carpet, was shocked when he heard that the price was 150,000 euros and responded by saying “Ooh la la” and added in broken Turkish, “Pahalı pahalı” (literally translates to “expensive, expensive”). Although he did not purchase this particular carpet, he managed to make everyone laugh by delicately caressing the carpet.

Read more on Today's Zaman: Ben Affleck Pays Visit to Grand Bazaar for Carpets

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