It wouldn’t be completely wrong to say that Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan — the Bollywood stars from Delhi — have had a similar career arc in Bollywood. The two superstars have a humongous fan following worldwide. Shah Rukh Khan recently appeared on Sajid Khan and Riteish Deshmukh’s TV show Yaaron Ki Baraat with Anushka Sharma. The duo has shared the screen in two films — Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Jab Tak Hain Jaan — and is now working in The Ring.
While the two had fun, the highlight of the show remained was SRK revealing an incredibly funny incident that had happened 20 years ago. He was at London’s Heathrow airport when a fan started chasing him. Although the actor was late for his flight, he stopped to greet his fan only to realise she had mistaken him for Akshay Kumar.
The incident took place nearly two decades ago, an era which did not have camera phones and selfies. Hence the fan handed him a piece of paper for an autograph. Any other actor in SRK’s place may have taken offence but King Khan chose to greet the fan in good spirit.
“You must have loved my song, Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast,” asked the Dilwale actor. For the uninitiated, it is a song from Akshay’s Mohra. The fan replied yes and Khan signed the autograph, ‘With love from Akshay Kumar’ and went to catch his flight.