That Sushant Singh Rajput is a huge fan of Shah Rukh Khan is a well-known fact. Since his childhood, the actor has been a great admirer of SRK and it is Khan who inspired Sushant to become an actor.
In an interview, when we asked Sushant to talk about his love for Shah Rukh and he couldn’t stop gushing. He reminisced the first time that he met SRK and excitedly shared, “When I was in school, I had visited the sets of Swades just to take Shah Rukh Khan’s autograph. I was a fanboy. I admired him. Unfortunately, I couldn’t meet him and I was really disappointed. When I was in college, I used to just look at him and admire his films and photos. Later, when I was a background dancer, we were rehearsing for an award show. During the technicals, he was dancing just ahead of me. While rehearsing he just looked back and I couldn’t stop myself from saying hi. When I waved at him, he smiled and acknowledged. For me, that was it. Then SRK started doing his own work and I like an excited child was looking around hoping to see others being impressed with me because Shah Rukh waved at me. I was screaming for attention but no one was interested and I was like ‘Hello SRK said hi to me’. It was such a big thing that I am telling the same story 11 years later with the same amount of excitement.”
He continues in the same vein, “Few years down the line, SRK was hosting an award show where I was first time performing as an actor. I won the debut award that night. Later, he had hosted a party at his suite. There were many people present there but SRK walked up to me straight and said ‘Sushant come let’s talk’. We went in some other room and sat down for 45 mins. From that guy who went on the sets of Swades to being that excited background dancer waving at him to sitting with him in that room, it was a very overwhelming feeling.”
Quiz Sushant as to what would be his reaction if SRK offers him a movie and the actor admits, “I would make sure that I am very very prepared because there are chances that I could forget about the character in front of him. It never happens with me but here you never know what might happen. It is Shah Rukh Khan!”