Without a doubt, Shah Rukh Khan is one of the world’s most recognisable and beloved stars, his fame knows no bounds. This 55-year-old super-dad is also one of the world’s highest-paid actors and the star of over 80 films.
Everyone loves Shah Rukh Khan, from Hollywood celebrities like Hugh Jackman, James Cameron, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio to his friends in Bollywood, and regular people. Time and again Hollywood stars have spoken highly about Bollywood’s Baadshah and their love for the actor.
1. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio and Shah Rukh Khan were expected to work with Martin Scorsese on a film. The trio was on track for a film called ‘Xtreme City,’ along with legendary screenwriter Paul Schrader. Sadly, however, they did not go forward with the idea.
Then, speaking about Shah Rukh Khan, Leonardo said he was pleased to have a new project with Shah Rukh Khan. According to Leo, it would make him more famous than he was then by acting in a movie with SRK. The Hollywood star also discovered the title ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ pretty interesting.
2. Hugh Jackman
A journalist once asked Hugh Jackman to name one of the names of a Bollywood actor who would be ideal for his role in Wolverine. Hugh reacted by saying that Shah Rukh Khan should play it, perhaps.
Speaking highly of King Khan, Jackman was once quoted as saying that in his film he did a lot of dancing and singing, and while filming it, he had Shah Rukh Khan in mind. Hugh also called his mentor SRK and added that he wanted to take more lessons from him in dance. Jackman also noticed that he did the SRK signature move as well, spreading his arms wide. He would love to see Shah Rukh in the Indian version of the film, according to Hugh.
3. Daniel Radcliffe
Harry Porter aka Daniel Radcliff may be a worldwide household name, but he is a big fan of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan himself. Also, the Hollywood star once announced that he would love to work in a Bollywood film with King Khan.
Speaking of his love for Bollywood’s Baadshah, Daniel reportedly said that he was a big fan of Shah Rukh Khan and would like to work with him in a Bollywood movie. SRK is an epitome of elegance and class, according to Daniel. The Hollywood star also went on to say that the fact they have songs is the best thing about movies made in India. This makes the films so much more absorbing. Radcliffe also added that in Britain, Shah Rukh Khan is truly famous and he is very fond of him.
4. Zayn Malik
After pop star Zayn Malik confessed his love for the Superstar, Shah Rukh Khan’s international fan following was on the show recently.
For having his girlfriend Gigi Hadid watch the ‘Devdas’ of Shah Rukh Khan, the foreign heartthrob made headlines. Reportedly, Zayn is a major SRK fan and one of his favourites happens to be ‘Devdas’.
5. James Cameron
Not only Hollywood stars, but filmmakers are also in awe of the Baadshah of Bollywood, and one of them is James Cameron, the ace producer.
James Cameron has been quoted as saying that Shah Rukh Khan is a huge movie star, and he is more than willing to sign a poster for him if the filmmaker signs a ‘My Name is Khan’ poster.
6. Heather Graham
Hollywood stars have time and again graced Bollywood films with their presence. Actress Heather Graham was all over the headlines for allegedly refusing to be part of ‘Dhoom 3’, starring Aamir Khan.
Heather, speaking about getting offers from Bollywood, said she was overwhelmed by the kind of welcome from India. She had heard a lot about Shah Rukh, the actress said but did not know he was so famous. Speaking about her relationship with the superstar, Heather said a lot of topics have been discussed and she is eagerly waiting to see what can be sorted out.
7. Penelope Cruz
Like many others, Penelope Cruz, who is a major Shah Rukh Khan fan, once shared her desire to work with a superstar in Bollywood.
The actress, talking about SRK, said she likes Indian movies and is a big fan of Shah Rukh Khan. Her wish to work with the superstar was also shared by Penelope. The Hollywood star added that she has the rights to a book and that in India they are going to shoot the film.
8. Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson, the Hollywood star, also had some very nice things to say about Bollywood movies, particularly about Shah Rukh Khan. The actor also confessed to watching ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ from SRK.
Robert said, speaking highly of King Khan, that he had watched ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.’ He thought the films made in India were heavy on emotional aspects. As Shah Rukh Khan is the actor he knows, Robert added that he is one that he likes. The Hollywood actor also announced that he’d love to make a film about India.
In Anubhav Sinha’s ‘Ra.One’, Akon collaborated with Shah Rukh Khan. Still famous is the hit,’ Chammak Challo’ featuring SRK and Kareena Kapoor Khan.
Akon was quoted as saying that Shah Rukh Khan was an awesome and incredible man. No one could compare the hospitality that he got here. SRK is a sweet guy with a wonderful spirit, according to Akon.
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan confessed to being charmed by foreign music sensation Pitbull, who visited India for a cricket tournament.
Talking about the Bollywood star, Pitbull reportedly said that, thanks to Shah Rukh Khan, he had to learn a few Bollywood moves. SRK is an outstanding athlete and is full of life, according to Pitbull. While nothing exists as of now, he added that in the future he would certainly love to work with him.