Rajkummar Rao has always admitted that he is a Shah Rukh Khan dan. The latter's journey to stardom has inspired him. Every other newcomer in Bollywood is an SRK fan because that man has gone through a lot to become King Khan that he is today. Rajkummar is no exception. He used to speak to SRK's posters and always felt that if the superstar can become this big despite being an outsider, there's hope for him. Speaking Humans of Bombay, Rao recollected, “Growing up, I was fascinated with Shah Rukh Sir––I used to stare at his posters and often think that if an outsider could make it as big as him, then maybe there was hope for me." (Also read: [Exclusive Video] Shah Rukh Khan and Ranveer Singh inspired Rajkummar Rao to play a terrorist in Omerta- here's how)
Rajkummar further narrated the day he met Shah Rukh Khan for real. He says, "I was shooting in Mehboob. And I heard that Shah Rukh sir was also shooting there. So I thought this was my chance––maybe I could go meet him. I sent a message across to him––I didn’t think he’d know me, but, he called me to his trailer – he knew my entire bio!
He made me feel so special. I was already a fan, but that day I was probably his biggest. I was nervous and in awe throughout. I once spoke to his posters...and now there he was, in front of me. How can I even explain what that felt like?" Check out his full post here...
All we can say is Shah Rukh Khan, thanks for inspiring a man like Rajkummar Rao to become an actor. Or we would have missed a really good actor!
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