Shah Rukh Khan has a huge fanbase and we all are aware of the extents that the fans go to, to express their love for the actor. Many people stand outside his Bandra house to get a glimpse of the actor and amongst the thousand people who have done that is Made In China actor Rajkummar Rao.
Yes, it might be hard to believe but Rajkummar Rao recently revealed that during his initial acting days, he used to stand in front of Shah Rukh Khan’s house for hours just to see a glimpse of his inspiration. Rajkummar at Neha Dhupia’s talk show No Filter With Neha where he spilled the beans about his first meeting with Shah Rukh Khan.
Rajkummar revealed that the first time he came to Mumbai, he would go to Mannat –Shah Rukh’s residence – and simply stand outside for 6-7 hours every day in an expectation to spot the megastar. He initially saw SRK’s wife Gauri Khan and was delighted to see her but it was only much later when he got to see Shah Rukh while he was shooting for a film at Mehboob Studios in Mumbai.
Talking about his first meeting with the actor, Rajkummar said he was shooting in Mehboob Studios when he got to know that SRK was also shooting there. He asked if he could meet him once and once he got a go-ahead, he entered SRK’s van and saw him for the first time.
But things have changed now for Rajkummar. Reminiscing about his first meet, Rao said, “Shah Rukh is so fantastic. He is so charming and after that, of course, now, we are pretty close. Like I know I can message him, I know I can call him and he calls me and I still get pretty excited and you know that fan inside me would never die. I still feel very very happy whenever he calls me.”
Rajkummar is often compared to the Khans for the kind of work he does. Earlier, talking about the same Rajkummar had said, “I don’t think we can compare superstars and actors like me. The kind of films Aamir sir, Shah Rukh sir and Salman sir have done are amazing. You can’t say they are not good just because one of their films did not work.”
Recently seen Made In China alongside Mouni Roy, Rajkummar will now be seen in RoohiAfza alongside Janhvi Kapoor. He is also a part of Anurag Basu’s untitled film starring Sanya Malhotra, Aditya Roy Kapur and Fatima Sana Shaikh.