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Tuesday June 18, 2024

Rajkummar Rao remembers waiting all day outside Shah Rukh Khan's Mannat

Rajkummar Rao talked about his first meeting with Shah Rukh Khan

By Web Desk
May 15, 2024
Rajkummar Rao remembers waiting all day outside Shah Rukh Khans Mannat
Rajkummar Rao remembers waiting all day outside Shah Rukh Khan's Mannat

Rajkummar Rao reminisced about the times he spent standing outside Shah Rukh Khan's Mannat all day, hoping to catch a glimpse of the star.

In a podcast on the YouTube channel, We Are Yuvaa, the 39-year-old actor recounted his journey from Gurugram to Mumbai for the audition of the TV dance show Boogie Woogie.

Offering insight into his first meet-up with Bollywood King, Rajkummar shared, "Though I wanted to meet him, I was scared initially. I messaged Shakun Batra who was there for an advertisement." 

"Then, he got back and said that he (SRK) was calling me. I immediately started prepping up to introduce myself and tell him my name’s Rajkummar Rao and that I am an actor who studied in FTII," he added

The Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana actor also recalled that Shah Rukh knew him before.

"He knew I had received a National Award for Shahid, that Kai Po Che was good, and that Citylights was coming soon. I was just sitting there like how he was in Om Shanti Om with ‘Aayi Aisi Raat Hai Jo’ playing in my head,” he said.

Professionally, Rajkummar was last seen in the film, Srikanth, directed by Tushar Hiranandani. The movie was released on May 10, 2024.

He will next appear alongside Janhvi Kapoor in the film, Mr & Mrs Mahi, releasing on May 31, 2024.