Kher was in New York’s Bellevue Hospital for a shoot for the US TV show New Amsterdam when he met a woman named Ayesha, who said she was a fan from Senegal. In his post, Kher said he was touched by her love and called it “best day” of his life.
In the video, Ayesha said, “Main aapki bahut badi fan hoon (I am a big fan of yours)“. She spoke about how she couldn’t believe she was meeting the actor. When Kher asked how she spoke Hindi so well, the young woman said that she learnt it watching Hindi movies.
When Kher asked her if she remembered any of his films, she says that she loved ChaalBaaz, the 1989 film starring Kher, Sridevi, Rajinikanth and Sunny Deol. She also told him that she didn’t miss any of his films.
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I met #Ayesha from #Senegal while shooting in #BellevueHospital. Her honest emotions in pure hindi touched the soul of my heart. She was so real. These are life changing experiences. I will pray for her sister. Thank you Ayesha. This is the best day of my life also. And I love the magic of Hindi cinema. Jai Ho! 🙏😍
Ayesha then told the actor that she had to leave to meet her ailing sister, who was admitted in the hospital.
Fans of Bollywood cinema were full of praise for Ayesha’s fluent Hindi, and were touched by her genuine love for Indian films.
The accent is so pure Hindustani…. She’s just behind Tom Alter 😄 https://t.co/HGdAGoQTbA
— ANUMOHAN (@AnumohanG) November 26, 2019
It’s not just Hollywood, our own Bollywood also has some global presence and fans. https://t.co/rpsAXEY62b
— Dr. Devendra Kumar (@DrDevendraKumar) November 26, 2019
The Magic of Indian Cinema https://t.co/72FO5CCmV8
— Ankit Sinha (@imasinha) November 26, 2019
Her Hindi is good… her emotions are honest… May God bless her https://t.co/xUXkAP4HaW
— Ramanaji Rao Ambore (@telugumaratha) November 26, 2019
Its unbelievable what movies can do https://t.co/uIg6o3Qzk3
— lakh di lanat (@rekha_136) November 26, 2019
This is so sweet and innocent. https://t.co/Hc2n1SQI7I
— saradawrites (@sarasoulatma) November 26, 2019
I once met a patient with a swollen face in d hospital. The A&E bleeped me to see the patient as she didn’t speak English. She asked me where I was from & when I replied from India, she fluently started speaking in Hindi.She was from Romania & learnt Hindi watching Hindi movies😀
— SkodaLauraLahsun (@LahsunLaura) November 25, 2019
Let’s take a moment and appreciate her command in the language that is totally alien to her. That too by just watching Hindi movies. Just wow. ♥️🙏
— Doctor Outsider (@Quirky_Seelie) November 25, 2019
This is just soooooooo sweet. Don’t think you’ll ever forget this Mr. Kher.
— Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj (@DeepikaBhardwaj) November 25, 2019
Ayesha, you are a beautiful soul with amazingly sweet voice ❤️❤️
Stay happy ❤️
— Anju Khatri (@AKhatri25) November 25, 2019
Many in Africa make effort to learn Hindi just to watch our films. I have seen many speaking fluent Hindi, some even can read Hindi. It’s sad that our movie actors don’t reach out to them regularly as much as they do to other foreign market because of their low purchasing power.
— Hyd-KA (@YogaVedanta_) November 25, 2019
OMG!!her hindi rocks🤘🏻🤘🏻
— Jaishree Vyas (@jaishree_vyas) November 25, 2019
The actor had earlier even shared a video from West Africa of a Bollywood fan, who can speak fluent Hindi.