Shah Rukh Khan Inspires Yet Another Superstar; Here’s What He Has To Say (Watch)

Shah Rukh Khan is an inspiration to so many actors in India. From Rajkummar Rao telling how he used to stand outside Mannat to catch a glimpse of the Badshah to Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra expressing their undying crush on the superstar, Shah Rukh has been the man who motivated many to become actors.

But now this time, the superstar was himself surprised when a newly successful actor from Indonesia named him the inspiration behind his decision to take up acting. The actor received a sweet surprise when Twitter brought to his notice how Muhammad Khan, an actor from Indonesia thanked King Khan after winning the Best Actor award at the Citra 2019.

In his speech after receiving the award, the Indonesian star said, “I would like to share the award with my hero [Bollywood actor] Shahrukh Khan.” Muhammad even surprised the audience by singing the famous “Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam” song from the Shah Rukh, Juhi Chawla, and Sonali Bendre flick “Duplicate.”

Meet You Soon, Says King Khan

The video clearly shows how bestowed the Indonesian actor is on Shah Rukh Khan. In his reply, the Indian superstar said, “I am so glad for your success. Will meet you soon. Have a good life and keep feeling as an actor….& Thks everyone for bringing this to my notice.” The Indonesian actor won the award for his superb performance as the lead star in Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku (Memories of My Body). The film was a big hit and a major winner at the awards function having won seven more awards the same night.

Muhammad Khan played the role of a Javanese choreographer and dancer named Rianto. The film ran into controversy as it revolved around homoerotism. That is why it was banned in many regions of Indonesia but still managed to win the hearts of juries who picked it for eight awards. According to reports, it is also the official entry from Indonesia for the 2020 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category.