Shah Rukh Khan has been ruling the Bollywood industry and the hearts of millions from the last 30 years. His fan following doesn’t limit to the Indian geographical boundaries. SRK is the richest and most popular Indian actor around the globe. He is so popular that even some big stars of Hollywood are his true fans and look forward to an opportunity of working with him. From Lady Gaga to Hugh Jackman, check out the list of 10 Hollywood celebs who are big fans of Shah Rukh Khan.
1. James Cameron
James Cameron, known for directing Titanic, The Terminator and Avatar franchise is a big fan of SRK’s work. In 2010, when James was in India, during an interview segment with Headlines Today, host Koel Purie named Shah Rukh Khan and Cameron immediately replied, “giant movie star”.
She then asked him, “How does it make you feel that a giant movie star Shah Rukh Khan has called us up to say, ‘Please get T2 poster signed’ by you?”
To this, he replied that he will be happy to sign it if in return SRK signs on the original poster of My Name Is Khan and gives to him.
2. Daniel Radcliffe
While the world is a fan of Harry Potter; he himself is a fan of Shah Rukh Khan. Daniel Radcliffe, popularly known for his Harry Potter series, is fond of King Khan. In 2010, Daniel was once asked that who is his favourite actor from India. He replied, “Shah Rukh Khan is really famous in Britain and I’m really fond of him. He is definitely an epitome of style and class!”
3. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is a fan of SRK. She loves to see him on screen. The two celebs became friends ever since he hosted her on her India visit years ago. In 2020, Lady Gaga was seen cheering for SRK as he presented his segment during an online event. Gaga posted a video of Shah Rukh’s segment and was heard hooting for him.
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4. Zayn Malik
Zayn Malik, the popular singer from the west wasn’t a fan of SRK until he met him. In 2015, Shah Rukh Khan met Zayn Malik when he had attended the Asian Awards in London.
In an interview with Elle India, Zayn said, “I personally wasn’t a huge fan until I met him. I realised how humble he is. Really showed a different side to him. He always came across as slightly arrogant in the movies to me but when I met him in real life, he was so nice. He just completely changed my opinion of him.”
5. Leonardo Di Caprio
Can you imagine Shah Rukh Khan and Leonardo Di Caprio doing a film together. Well, it had almost happened a decade ago. SRK came close to making a major Hollywood debut with a planned film titled Xtreme City, jointly produced by Martin Scorsese and SRK’s Red Chillies Entertainment, under the direction of Paul Schrader. It was supposed to be a cross-cultural thriller designed for both Bollywood and Hollywood. Leonardo was pretty excited to work with SRK. He even said, “I am so happy to get a new project with Shahrukh Khan. Starring in a movie with him will make me more popular than I am now!”.
However, the project never took off. In 2013, Schrader said during an interview with Open Magazine, “Well, in the end, I don’t think Shah Rukh wanted to make it. It was really up to him, and I just got the feeling that he was never going to be comfortable doing an international film that he didn’t control. You know that everything SRK does, he has total control over?”
6. Kristen Stewart
Twilight actress Kristen Stewart is a big SRK fan. Kristin rose to fame with her role as Bella Swan in the vampire saga Twilight. She once said, “Well, I am a big fan of Shah Rukh Khan who is an epitome of romance in Bollywood.”
She added, “And not just Hollywood but I would love to work with him in Bollywood movies too and for that I am also looking forward to learning Hindi.”
7. Penelope Cruz
Academy Award winner Penélope Cruz also likes SRK as an actor. She once said, “I like Indian films. I am a big fan of Shahrukh Khan. I want to work with him!”.
She praised SRK’s performance in Swades and claimed that she’d like to play a traditional role in a Bollywood film.
8. Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman, known for his breakthrough role as Logan / Wolverine in the X-Men film series, once called SRK “God”. In 2011, Jackman visited India, and he was the chief guest of honour at the FICCI Awards. The popular Hollywood star was awarded ‘Excellent International Honour Award’. While accepting the award, he said that everyone thanks god first, and if he did that there half the room would think he was talking about Shah Rukh Khan.
9. Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson, who gained worldwide recognition for portraying Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga film series once told, “I like Shahrukh Khan and DDLJ is the only Bollywood movie among my top favourite movies!”
10. Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho is a lyricist and a renowned author. His recent tweet about SRK went viral. Last month, he reacted to Shah Rukh Khan’s twitter video and wrote, “King. Legend . Friend. But above all GREAT ACTOR ( for those who don’t know him in the West, I strongly suggest “My name is Khan- and I am not a terrorist”).”
Well, SRK is called “King” for a reason!
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