When King Khan turned into a fan

FPJ BureauUpdated: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 03:08 PM IST
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Shah Rukh Khan has always been very open about his friendships in the industry and has maintained that throughout. Now when Rajnikanth’s film ‘Kochadiyan’ released its music in Chennai, Shah Rukh decided to meet and greet the star at the launch of the music. Shah Rukh confessed that he respects the legendary star so much and not just for his gargantuan stardom but for the way he projects himself as a person too.

He addressed the press conference saying, “I came here for three reasons. Firstly, like all of you, I am a big Rajinikanth fan,” Shah Rukh reminisced fondly of the day when he was a watching Rajnikanth the actor, from afar, “I saw from far away that he was standing in front of a big mirror and practicing throwing cigarette in his mouth. There were a lot of actors minding their own business, but Rajini sir kept on practicing. He was getting it right like he does every time in the film, but he kept practicing. That’s one of my learning lessons of my life because someone of his talent and stature keeps on working so hard.”

“The second main reason is friendship. I was in need of a lot of help during the making of ‘Ra.One’, and I would like to thank Rajini sir, Soundarya and Lata ma’am for helping me out overnight. I have come as a friend because whenever I came to Chennai or Tamil Nadu, all of you have given me so much of love. I came here as a seeker of knowledge because the films made here actually make our country the proudest. The films by K. Balachander sir, Shankar sir and so many others have taught so much in terms of cinema,” said Shah Rukh.

The film ‘Kochadiyaan’ has been made using motion capture photo-realistic technology. “I was extremely excited when four years ago Soundarya talked about her ambitious project because this is going to change cinema in this country. I believe this technology is going to be one of the finest steps in Indian film industry,” said Shah Rukh.

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