Shah Rukh Khan is not just a celebrity; it’s an emotion. With his different roles, he has not only made us fall in love with him but also inspired us to fight for our dreams! Be it Mohan Bhargav from Swades or Kabir Khan from Chakde, Shah Rukh Khan has always managed to win his audience’s hearts.
But, have you ever wondered how is it to meet Shah Rukh Khan in person? Well, some lucky souls have shared the experiences of meeting Shah Rukh Khan in person and we are quite stumped. Here are some of the best responses to meeting Shah Rukh Khan in real life:
1. While sharing his meeting with Shah Rukh in 2002, Samrat Guha, shared on Quora:
“(Sharukh Khan) He talked in a mild tone with everyone at the table. The fans appeared one by one at the table out of nowhere, even in the dead of night. He smiled, nodded, and signed autographs while still holding conversations, never missing a beat. He graciously kept doing Aadaab to any senior visitor, if they came, while half rising from his seat….Before leaving, he ensured his staff paid a hefty tip to our team, including the kitchen. He personally stood facing our hardworking Garhwali kitchen staff and thanked them all in a sweeping gesture. If you ever hear the phrase “lights up a room”, that was it. Actually, Shahrukh lights up a stadium.”
Wow! Who could have imagined one of the most successful celebrities of our time could be so humble?
2. Natasha Vaidya Karkhanis, a mother, shared her experience of meeting SRK
“He (Shahrukh Khan) arrived a good 3 hours late. But…. An absolutely thorough gentleman, kept on apologising a number of times for the delay! My daughter was the youngest of all the kids and most talkative too! He held her in his arms the entire time that he was there. Took her help for the cake cutting. He was equally gracious and loving with the other kids!
For clicking pictures, each child got to click pictures individually and in a group with him. Later on each parent and child were to pose with him. The minute he saw how heavily pregnant I was, he requested for a chair, made me sit there and kept positioning himself so that I wldnt have to bend or move! He obliged the kids with as many photographs and autographs for their Personal use! One of the girls took 30 autographs for her school friends and he very readily signed them all!
There were no typical airs or tantrums like that of a star. Infact I felt he was extremely humble and very down to earth. I wasn’t a fan of his movies…But that day he definitely got a fan in me for the way he behaved!” So heartwarming! No wonder, why Shahrukh Khan has such a huge fan following!
3. Monil Kotak shared his experience of meeting SRK in real life:
“As I saw him [Shahrukh Khan] walk towards his van, I shouted at the top of my voice. He turned around, which according to me meant approval to go towards him. I started running as fast as I could and tripped. Got up and ran again. MEAN BODYGUARDS said no to me. But, the man that he is, he calmly told them to allow me to approach him. He gave the most charming smile ever, and the aura was so mesmerizing, I’d forgotten that I’d just tripped, and hurt myself badly.
SRK: Are you fine champ… Me: Yes sir… SRK: Abey sir mat bol yaar, terese 2 saal bada hu (don’t call me sir, I’m only 2 years elder to you)… Me: (couldn’t speak anything, just smiled)… SRK: How old are you… Me: 10, no sorry 9…*He laughed*… SRK: Are you a bowler or a batsman… Me: Bowler… SRK: Pace or spin… Me: Spinner… SRK: Pace kyu nahi daalta (why don’t you bowl pace)… Me: (didn’t have an answer again, just smiled)… SRK: I’ll take your leave now champ, I have a flight to catch, you take care, and go to a doctor before you go hom… Me: Haanji sir (yes sir)… SRK (in cute anger): Abey sir mat bol na (told you no to call me sir)… Me: Okay bye!
*The guards dropped me till my car, where my dad was waiting* WHO WOULDN’T LOVE HIM AFTER THIS”
While many people mentioned SRK’s humble nature, there were many who shared about Sharukh’s chain-smoking habit.
4. One Reddit user shared the experience of meeting Shah Rukh in real life:
“I met Shah Rukh Khan at Ooty railway station, during the filming of the Chaiyya Chaiyya song. He seemed pretty cool. Guy smoked at least 3 cigarettes during the 10 minutes I saw him. Looked a bit aged even then.”
It is quite amazing how even after working for more than three decades in the film industry, Shahrukh Khan still has such a huge fan following. In case you got a chance to meet him in person, don’t forget to share your story in the comments section below.