Shah Rukh Khan is, undoubtedly, one of the most recognizable and loved actors in the world, his fame knowing no bounds. This 55-year-old super dad is also the star of over 80 films and one of the highest-paid actors in the world.
From Hollywood celebrities like Hugh Jackman, James Cameron, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio to his friends in Bollywood, and the common people; everyone loves Shah Rukh Khan. Time and again Hollywood stars have spoken highly about Bollywood’s Baadshah and their love for the actor.
Here we give you a rundown of Hollywood stars who are ultimate Shah Rukh Khan fans!
1- Leonardo DiCaprio
The Titanic star and Shah Rukh Khan were to collaborate on a project called ‘Xtreme City’. Talking about the same, he said,
“I am so happy to get a new project with Shah Rukh Khan. Starring in a movie with him will make me more popular than I am now! I was browsing through all time hit Indian movies and I found the title Kuch Kuch Hota Hai pretty interesting after searching for its meaning on Google.”
However, unfortunately, they did not go ahead with the project.
2- Hugh Jackman
When Hugh was asked by a journalist who quizzed him on which Bollywood celeb will be the perfect to essay the role of Wolverine, he was quick to take Badshah’s name. He said, “Maybe Shah Rukh Khan could play it.”
Speaking highly about King Khan, Jackman was once quoted saying that,
“I have done a lot of dancing and singing in this film and I had Shah Rukh Khan in mind while shooting it. He is my mentor and I need to take more dance lessons from him. I have also done the signature SRK move, spreading my arms wide. I would love to see Shah Rukh in the Indian version of the film.”
3- Daniel Radcliffe
Our beloved Harry Potter aka Daniel Radcliffe is also a huge fan of King Khan. Talking about his love for the SRK, Daniel reportedly said,
“I am a big fan of Shah Rukh Khan. I would like to work in a Bollywood movie with him. Shah Rukh Khan is really famous in Britain and I’m really fond of him. He is definitely an epitome of style and class!”
Admitting his love for Bollywood films, Radcliffe cites that he loves the song sequences because they make the film a lot more engrossing and entertaining.
4- Zayn Malik
The popular singer once confessed his love for SRK in an Instagram post. According to a source, “He loves Shah Rukh Khan; he’s even made Gigi watch ‘Devdas’, which is one of his favourites.”
5- James Cameron
Not only Hollywood actors but filmmakers too are in awe of King Khan. The Titanic director said,
“Shah Rukh Khan is a giant movie star. I’m more than happy to sign a poster for him if he’ll sign a poster (of ‘My Name is Khan’) for me!”
6- Heather Graham
There was buzz that the Hollywood hottie refused to do ‘Dhoom 3’ but chatted with Shah Rukh for a possible Bollywood debut. The actress said,
“I am overwhelmed at this kind of welcome from India. I had heard a lot about Shah Rukh but did not realise he was so popular. We discussed a lot of things and I am eagerly waiting to see what can be worked out.”
7- Penelope Cruz
The actress is also a huge fan of Shah Rukh Khan and had once expressed her desire to work with him. She said,
“I like Indian films. I am a big fan of Shah Rukh Khan. I want to work with him.”
The Hollywood star added that she has the rights to a book and they are going to shoot the movie in India.
8- Robert Pattinson
The Twilight star is also a big fan of SRK. The actor even admitted to watching SRK’s ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’. He said,
“Yes, I have, I have seen ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’. I believe the movies made in India are high on emotional aspects. Shah Rukh Khan is the actor I know and hence the one I like. Of course, I would love to do an Indian movie — acting and music together, the best for me.”
Akon collaborated with Shah Rukh Khan for the song ‘Chammak Challo’ from the movie ‘Ra.One’. Akon was quoted saying,
“Shah Rukh Khan is an incredible and amazing guy. The hospitality that I received here could not match anybody. SRK is a sweet person with a great soul.”
International music sensation Pitbull, who visited India for a cricket tournament, admitted being charmed by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Talking about the Bollywood actor, he said,
“I got to learn a few Bollywood footsteps, thanks to Shah Rukh. He is an amazing performer, full of energy. There is nothing as of now, but I would definitely love to work with him in the future.”