Anyone who is a Shah Rukh Khan fan is a fan of how charming and romantic he can be with the smallest gesture. A whole two generations of women (and men) have fallen in love with this charm over the years. Now, when we have seen so much of this, it is natural to assume it comes naturally to him. But hold your horses, because turns out, SRK is the shyest when it comes to interacting with his fans, especially women.
Recently, director Imtiaz Ali shared an incident about how SRK was so shy when he had to approach a woman. According to a report on Bollywood Hungama, Imtiaz recalled an incident when they were shooting for Harry Met Sejal in Portugal. The director said that he saw Shah Rukh look so nervous when he was asked to talk to a random girl that it surprised him.
Shah Rukh ke andar ki jo hichhichkichahat ha na, woh kabhi jaati nahi. We were in Portugal and nobody recognized Shah Rukh there. We were meanwhile trying to impress Anushka Sharma. We threw a challenge and we told him ‘why don’t you approach that girl over there’. You won’t believe, he was so nervous that he just didn’t go for it! He instead told me to talk to the girl. Shah Rukh is the romantic hero who can do anything for the heroines in films. But over there, he got so nervous! Accha laga mujhe yeh dekh kar. Even I was nervous but I forgot all about it when I saw King Khan’s nervousness.
Now, isn’t that a sweet story! Shah Rukh has always been an introverted and shy person and this just proves it!
Harry Met Sejal also starred Anushka Sharma and was not very successful with the box-office and critics alike. Imtiaz is all set for his next release in the coming year, Aaj Kal 2, starring Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan.