- Alia posted an extensive note for SRK
- She co-starred with SRK in ‘Dear Zindagi’
- Alia and SRK are co-producers of ‘Darlings’
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan celebrated his 56th birthday on Tuesday, November 2, and fans made sure to flood him with the choicest of wishes and messages. From images with King Khan ( as he is popularly known among fans) to detailed birthday notes on his charm and charisma, Shah Rukh Khan’s colleagues, too, spread love on the occasion. And, the warmest of wishes came from Shah Rukh Khan’s Dear Zindagi co-star, Alia Bhatt. On a special day, Alia Bhatt even coined a new moniker to describe the superstar, calling him the “king of possibly-it-all.” The actress attached the note to a throwback selfie of Shah Rukh Khan’s along with the plethora of fans, who had gathered outside his home, Mannat.
“My favourite person. King of not just cinema. King of goodness, king of possibly-it-all,” Alia Bhatt began the note. She added, “Happy happy birthday, SR. You are and always will be synonymous with Love. Love is the greatest thing in this world. And, so are you. I hope, wish and pray that you only have good, love-filled days in your life always and forever – because that’s all you give us.”
See the post here:
Alia Bhatt was not alone in penning a sweet note for the superstar. Director Hansal Mehta, who is known for his films Shahid, Aligarh and Omerta, shared why Shah Rukh Khan is his superstar “forever”. In a tweet, he said, “Why SRK is a superstar forever and why I love him. I have interacted with SRK thrice – once on Twitter and on another occasion briefly at a party. Nice, polite and warm interactions. But the third interaction is why for me he will always be a true star…”
Explaining further about the third interaction, Hansal Mehta said that the occasion arose when he tweeted seeking “help for a child who was suffering from a tumour and needed urgent financial support for life-saving surgery.”
The director had gone for an early morning shoot in Haryana when he received three missed calls from an unknown number. He also received a text asking him to call him back. The calls and messages were from SRK, he said.
“I called him not knowing why he wanted to speak to me. It was about the child. He said whatever they need will be taken care of. In less than a few hours, the hospital was contacted funds were transferred. Somebody got a new life. Quietly, gently, without fuss, a life was saved. This happened once again a few months later. Another life was saved. Quietly and without any fuss or publicity,” the director added.
“When I thanked him all he said was something like I have a lot and this is the least I can do. Shah Rukh Khan, you are my star. Forever. Happy birthday, SRK,” Hansal Mehta said.
Why @iamsrk is a superstar forever and why I love him.I’ve interacted with SRK thrice – once on twitter and on another occasion briefly at a party. Nice, polite and warm interactions. But the third interaction is why for me he will always be a true star… pic.twitter.com/dNlGmmcSyE
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) November 2, 2021
The Internet also went into a tizzy late on Tuesday, when Shah Rukh Khan’s colleague, co-star and friend of decades, superstar Salman Khan shared a photo with SRK and said, “Aaj apne bhai ka birthday hai. Happy birthday, mere bhai…[Today is my brother’s birthday. Happy birthday, my brother.]”
On the work front, Shah Rukh Khan was last seen in the 2018 film Zero with Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. His upcoming films include Pathan, alongside Deepika Padukone.