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Banarasi paan named after Shah Rukh Khan!


Varanasi: When superstar Shah Rukh Khan grooved to the song ‘Khaike Paan Banaraswala’ in 2011 film “Don 2” little did he know that seven years later he will have a ‘paan’ named after him.

During his recent trip to the city of temples to promote his new film “Jab Harry Met Sejal”, Shah Rukh visited 70-year-old ‘Tambulam Paan Shop’ along with his co-star Anushka Sharma and director Imtiaz Ali and tasted the famous ‘Banarasi paan’, much to the delight of shopkeeper, Satish Kumar.

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Satish Kumar shares,”After Shahrukh Khan has come and eaten paan at my shop, I am getting non stop requests for exactly the paan that he ate. Not just from Varanasi, but I am getting calls from other cities also to parcel and send that paan. So I decided to have that paan separately in my menu. It’s the most expensive paan that I have on my list.”

Now Satish Kumar has named a special meetha paan after Shah Rukh Khan which will be available at his paan shop, for INR 35.

“Jab Harry Met Sejal” will hit theatres this Friday.