After Alia Bhatt made waves with her viral video, Shah Rukh Khan decided to do a special interview with Arnub on ‘Barely Speaking with Arnub’, by The Viral Fever Videos to promote his forthcoming multi-starrer ‘Happy New Year’.
The hilarious video not only features Shah Rukh Khan expressing his absolute dislike for Arnub with a ‘U’, but also the actor opening up about his acting career, his so-called luck, the controversial Wankhede Stadium incident and being Arnub’s dad.
“Mr Khan, you’re famous for playing a character called Rahul. And last time, somebody called Rahul came on this show; things didn’t go really well for him,” starts off Arnub after the usual niceties. “Let me ask you, Are you nervous? “Verry,” replies SRK (with a fake gagging motion….) “No”, saying that’s his special dramatic pause, which Arnub was clearly unimpressed by.
The actor was also grilled about which he considered to be his best action performance – a) Ra.One, b) Chennai Express or c) Wankhede Stadium. Shah Rukh went with Wankhede, explaining, “I could abuse, I could use bad language openly in front of children who are very impressionable and scar them for life.” “You need to do an Anurag Kashyap film then,” suggests Arnub.
Talking about the topic of the hour, ‘Happy New Year’, Arnub demands to know why the cast is robbing a bank all the way in Dubai and why not consider a Bank of Baroda, or State Bank of Mysore. “It’s because of the economic situation in the past few years, we didn’t think the banks here would have too much money. Plus its tax saving,” says the witty Khan.
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But the most important part of the interview was yet to come. According to Arnub with a ‘U’, ‘The Nation Wants To Know “can you tell what is Deepika Padukone’s “phone number” to which SRK replies that he hasn’t been so lucky in acquiring the diva’s personal digits even after three films. But he has Prakash Padukone’s number. However, Arnub admits he’s not into tennis.
The news anchor then tried to haggle for Anushka Sharma’s number, promising only to say ‘hi’ on Whatsapp.
But things got really heated, when Arnub made an offer to Shah Rukh – play his dad in ‘Shakal Ho Na Ho’. “I would play your father, if your mother is pretty. But I find this really offensive that you’re asking me to play your father. You’re lucky that I’m not doing a Wankhede on you right now,” said a livid Shah Rukh, before storming off the set.