Shah Rukh Khan charms Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur: Hundreds of shoppers stopped browsing when Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, who is shooting `Don 2`, strolled into a shopping mall here.
"I call Malaysia my home, The people are very sweet," Shah Rukh told his screaming fans.
The actor, who is known as Datuk Shah Rukh by Malaysians after he was knighted two years ago, was in the upscale KLCC Suria mall to launch a Tag Heuer`s global concept store.
The Bollywood superstar, who has a huge fan following in the country, has been filming `Don 2` in Malacca, Langkawi here. The sequel is being directed by Farhan Akhtar and star Priyanka Chopra opposite Khan.
The 45-year-old also spoke about his upcoming film with Hollywood director Martin Scorsese, which will see him playing a Mumbai don while Leonardo DiCaprio will play a cop.
"Martin and I have discussed the film. India is ready for a mix of Western and Eastern films," said SRK about the movie, which will be directed by `Taxi Driver` scriptwriter Paul Schrader.
Ready to be the Bollywood ambassador to promote Malaysia, Khan said the first thing to come to mind about the country was that"it is modern and Dr Mahathir (Mohamad) lives here, so I love it.
"I`ve been filming in Malaysia for 45 days so far, with nine days in Langkawi. I`ve been to every part of Langkawi, fed the eagles, rode on the cable car. The beaches there are awesome," he told Online Star.
Khan, who is a fan of former premier Mahathir Mohammed, said he feel Malaysia is defined in terms of personality, Dr Mahathir, who is looked at as a world leader, for nature, Langkawi beaches and for buildings, the Petronas Twin towers.