Witty answers, anecdotes, flying kisses and lots of jhatkas and matkas by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan punctuated a starry Wednesday evening as he toasted the success of Happy New Year with the film team and audience at the St. Xavier's College here.
Taking questions from a packed house, SRK - along with HNY director Farah Khan, cast members Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah - interacted with youngsters on stage and on the ground, enacted scenes, sang, shook a leg to hits like Lungi Dance from Chennai Express and ‘Indiawale’ from HNY and reiterated his admiration for the Kolkata fanbase.
‘I am King Khan for the love that you guys have given me. You really have adopted me. No other city gives me this feeling,’ SRK said to cheers and thunderous applause from the audience. While one fan, Lakshmi Khanna urged him to repeat Om Shanti with her and brought along a gift bag, a young admirer questioned the absence of HNY actor Deepika Padukone.
Shah Rukh, in his inimitable style, praised her for being more beautiful than Deepika and responded that the actress was busy in a shoot.
‘I will bring her along with me to the next match at Eden Gardens,’ SRK, owner of the Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders, promised. While the focus was on HNY, fans expressed their love for his other memorable films like Dil Toh Pagal Hai (DTPH), Devdas and Chennai Express as well.Shah Rukh's love for the Kolkata’s energetic and enthusiastic audience, was echoed by Sonu Sood and Farah as well.