Shah Rukh Khan recently danced for the entire Tamil film industry at the party hosted in his honour at the Hyatt in Chennai.
And he danced drenched from head to toe. Kamal Haasan says,”He danced wonderfully on stage and it looked like he had come out of the bath and forgotten to dry.”
The truth about SRK’s wet and wild look that Sunday evening was a little less romantic and far scarier. The air conditioning at the posh luxury hotel had conked off leaving SRK swathed in sweat.
Kamal Haasan said: “It was every celebrity-bash’s worst nightmare come true. The air conditioning at the hotel broke down. We were all left seething and simmering in the heat,helpless,angry and bitter. Shah Rukh was fully and formally dressed in a suit for the occasion. His condition in the heat was indescribable. But look at this entertainer! He pulled off his coat,jumped on to the stage and danced,although he dripped sweat like he had just had a bath.”
Shah Rukh,we are told,was pretty much completely drained out and on the verge of dehydration after his sweat-soaked performance. “But he didn’t care. At that moment he forgot all his discomfort. It was just Shah Rukh Saab (that’s what Kamal Haasan calls his junior colleague) and the stage. He is a natural-born entertainer,” said Kamal Haasan.
Kamal Haasan and Shah Rukh share a mutual admiration society from the time they worked together in Hey Ram (2000). Shah Rukh had refused to charge any money for the film claiming that the honour of working with the great Kamal Haasan was reward enough. Says Kamal Haasan appreciatively,”Shah Rukh is a true Pathan. A man of his words. I owe him a big favour.”