Shah Rukh Khan, Naam Toh Suna Hoga? 15 Hollywood Stars Who Are Big Fans Of King Of Bollywood
Shah Rukh Khan is the undisputed king of Bollywood. After Pathaan and Jawan's release and the frenzy that we all witnessed in theatres as well as on the streets, there's no doubt about that. A popularity survey once claimed that 2.8 people in the world know Tom Cruise while 3.2 billion people around the world know Shah Rukh Khan. From Sweden to Japan, people come to India to watch his movies, and sometimes to just see a glimpse of him outside Mannat.?
With demeanor, humbleness and generosity win over people's hearts. Everyone who has met him including Rajkummar Rao and Anurag Kashyap has admitted that there's no one like him. Not only a good actor, he is a down-to-earth human being. Even Atlee admitted that he is a basic person with a simple heart. "We had to tell him that he is Shah Rukh Khan," the Tamil director said after he laid down on the floor seeing some of the members of his team sitting down for a photoshoot.
Hollywood stars who are Shah Rukh Khan fans
Not just in India, he has fans all over the world. Some of the biggest Hollywood actors and celebrities are his fans too.?
1. James Cameron
Hollywood filmmaker known for cult films like Avatar, Titanic, and The Terminator is a big Shah Rukh Khan fan. When he was in India in 2010, it was said that he requested an autograph of him on Terminator 2's poster. When Cameron was asked about it, he called Khan a "giant" film star and said that he would want his autograph on My Name Is Khan's poster too.
Watch James Cameron admitting he is a fan of SRK:
2. Leonardo DiCaprio
DiCaprio was once supposed to do a Hollywood movie with SRK. She once posted his video on Instagram and was seen cheering for him.
When he was asked about the film, he was fanboying over SRK as well. "I am so happy to get a new project with Shah Rukh Khan.?
Martin Scorsese Wanted To Cast Shah Rukh Khan & Leonardo DiCaprio In 'Xtreme City'. The trio even met at the Berlin Film Festival in 2011 and sat down together to discuss the gangster film.— Christopher Kanagaraj (@Chrissuccess) August 1, 2023
To be directed by Paul Schrader, Xtreme City would have seen Leonardo in the role of a… pic.twitter.com/Kt2gJ0LNGy
"Starring in a movie with him will make me more popular than I am now! I was browsing through all time hit Indian movies and I found the title Kuch Kuch Hota Hai pretty interesting after searching for its meaning on Google. A title like Something Happens could make history in the US and worldwide given its mysterious nature. Too much of logic and reality in our movies these days is proving to be too stressful for the American brain to handle. A movie of this sort could prove to be a relief," he was quoted as saying.? ?
3. Sharon Stone
Once Shah Rukh Khan sat next to Sharon Stone at an event. She apparently didn't know about it. When she turned around and looked at him, she gasped and clutched her heart before screaming, "Om My God", clearly hinting that the Hollywood actress was a huge fan of Shah Rukh Khan.
4. Lady Gaga
Even the pop icon Lady Gaga is bowled over by Shah Rukh Khan's humility.?
Lady Gaga cheering as SRK comes up on her TV screen with the important message, is totally how all of us felt on seeing him ?? - From the instagram story of @ladygaga #TogetherAtHome @GlblCtzn pic.twitter.com/xwXItVoDJm— Shah Rukh Khan Universe Fan Club (@SRKUniverse) April 19, 2020
5. Daniel Radcliff
The Harry Potter actor who has massive fans all over the world isn't just a fan of Bollywood films, he is also a huge fan of SRK. He once admitted, "I am a big fan of Shah Rukh Khan. I would like to work in a Bollywood movie with him. He is definitely an epitome of style and class." Furthermore, he added that he loves song-and-dance sequences in movies.?
6. Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson has even watched DDLJ. He once said, "Yes, I have, I have seen ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’. I believe the movies made in India are high on emotional aspects. Shah Rukh Khan is the actor I know and hence the one I like. Of course, I would love to do an Indian movie — acting and music together, the best for me. I haven’t been to India, but would love to visit the Taj Mahal and Kashmir."
"Shah Rukh Khan'? seviyorum ve DDLJ en sevdi?im tek bollywood filmidir."— Team SRK Türkiye (@teamsrkturkiye) January 9, 2022
- Robert Pattinson pic.twitter.com/6u1YGIDwkO
7. Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart called Shah Rukh Khan a charmer and epitome of romance.
Not just Pattinson, even?Kristen Stewart watches Bollywood films. "I?am a big fan of Shah Rukh Khan who is an epitome of romance in Bollywood. (If given a chance, she'd like to do the second part of Breaking Dawn with him) And not just Hollywood, I'd love to work with him in Bollywood movies too and for that, I am also looking forward to learning Hindi... I've seen the promos for Ra.One which are very impressive... He is truly an inspiration."
She also added, "I have seen the promos of Ra.One and looking forward to watch the movie. Indian movies are mostly made keeping the Indian audiences in mind. Very few movies are made to create a global impact. I believe Indian movies have a lot of potential. Shah Rukh Khan, I think he is a charmer." Furthermore, she said that she likes Kareena Kapoor as well as Hrithik Roshan.
8. Paulo Coelho
The renowned author and lyricist once posted a tweet praising the Pathaan star. He is apparently good friends with Khan. "King. Legend . Friend. But above all GREAT ACTOR ( for those who don’t know him in the West, I strongly suggest My name is Khan- and I am not a terrorist)," he tweeted.
King. Legend . Friend. But above all— Paulo Coelho (@paulocoelho) February 2, 2023
( for those who don’t know him in the West, I strongly suggest “My name is Khan- and I am not a terrorist”) https://t.co/fka54F1ycc
Akon who has done a song Chammak Challo in Jawan actor's movie?Ra.One. Talking about Shah Rukh, he said, "It was a great experience working with Shah Rukh, and we have become good friends."
a shout to this banger + criminal. shah rukh khan lip-synced to songs sung by akon! can you believe it? and btw, i’ll always want more shah-kareena ????? pic.twitter.com/SIkwhiAmmb— navi (@thoughtsofshah) October 3, 2022
10. Penelope Cruz
The Hollywood actress once admitted she is a huge fan of SRK. "I like Indian films. I am a big fan of Shah Rukh Khan. I would love to work with him," she said. She even praised his most loved film Swades and said that she would love to play a traditional role.
If I don’t get my srk penelope cruz pic now i’ll kms pic.twitter.com/zmm5PXkr27— BOBBEY (@CalIMeDon) April 2, 2023
11. Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman once admitted that he wanted to take dancing lessons from Shah Rukh Khan. "I have done a lot of dancing and singing in this film and I had Shah Rukh Khan in mind while shooting it. He is my mentor and I need to take more dance lessons from him. I have also done the signature SRK move, spreading my arms wide. I would love to see Shah Rukh in the Indian version of the film," he said this at the premiere of?The Greatest Showman.
He called him "Bollywood's greatest showman".
12. Zyan Malik
Zyan Malik is a big SRK fan. Not only he watch his film, he would even make his then-girlfriend Gigi Hadid watch his movies. His favourite film is Devdas which he watched with Gigi again, reportedly.?
Zyan once admitted that he wasn't fond of him but one meeting with him changes his views. "I personally wasn’t a huge fan until I met him. I realised how humble he is. Really showed a different side to him. He always came across as slightly arrogant in the movies to me, but when I met him in real life, he was so nice. He just completely changed my opinion of him," he was quoted as saying.
It was in 2013 that Pitbull visited India for IPL.?
In just one meeting Pitbull became Shah Rukh Khan's fan. "I had an amazing time during my IPL visit to India.?
"I got to learn a few Bollywood footsteps, thanks to Shah Rukh Khan.— ARFAT SRK FAN (@iam_arfatSRKian) September 3, 2022
He is an amazing performer, full of energy. There is nothing as of now, but I would definitely love to work with him in the future!" ? : @pitbull about #ShahRukhKhan? pic.twitter.com/MeWBGu7HWs
"The kind of love and affection that I received was overwhelming. The people of India are really warm. I really enjoyed performing in front of such a huge and welcoming audience, I got to learn a few Bollywood footsteps, thanks to Shah Rukh. He is an amazing performer, full of energy. There is nothing as of now, but I would definitely love to work with him in the future," he said.
14. Heather Graham
Do you know Heather Graham was offered a role in Dhoom 3 but she rejected it? The Hangover actress denied the role alongside Aamir Khan. While she rejected this role, she expressed her wish to star alongside Shah Rukh Khan instead. " I am overwhelmed at this kind of welcome from India. I had heard a lot about Shah Rukh but did not realise he was so popular. We discussed a lot of things and I am eagerly waiting to see what can be worked out," she was quoted as saying.
15. Gigi Hadid
At the launch event of?NMACC, many Hollywood stars flew down to India including Gigi Hadid. At the event, King Khan danced to his hit track?Jhoome Jo Pathaan. His performance made waves across the nation. On one of the videos uploaded by?Imran Amed, the founder of Business of Fashion, the supermodel commented "Best."
She even posed with SRK and called her India trip unforgettable.
Hollywood movies rejected by Shah Rukh Khan
It is said not just?Martin Scorsese's Xtreme City with Leonardo DiCaprio, Khan has been reportedly offered many Hollywood roles, but he has always rejected them. He once admitted the same and said, "My English is not good, if they give me a role of a dumb person who doesn’t speak, maybe then there’s a possibility. I am not trying to be modest, I am 42 years old. I am a little brown. I don’t have any USP as an actor, I don’t have any specialty. I don’t know Kung Fu, I don’t dance salsa, and I am not tall enough…I have seen the recent European films, there is no place for me there, no space for me. I don’t think am talented enough. Instead, I would like to continue working in India and take Indian cinema to the world."?