Shilpa Shukla, who gained popularity as Binidiya Naik of Chak De! India has roped in one of Bollywoodâ€™s biggest star to woo audiences to vote for her in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. Who wouldnâ€™t vote for Shilpa if Shah Rukh Khan appealed to them? Shilpa very smartly got her sources to inform her of Shah Rukhâ€™s whereabouts and then set out for the location. Shah Rukh, she found out, was shooting at a suburban hotel for an ad. So Shilpa, fully prepared with her television crew to record his vote-appeal, promptly landed there.
Says Shilpa, â€œMaine Shah Rukh ke saath film ki haiâ€¦ Itna toh mera haq banta hai. (I have done a film with Shah Rukhâ€¦ I have the right for at least this much.) So I thought of taking his support. But yes, I must admit, initially bahut dar lag raha tha.â€
Unaware of how SRK would react she decided it was wise to ask the crew to wait outside till she managed to obtain Shah Rukhâ€™s assent. So did Shah Rukh recognise her? â€œRecognise?â€ she asks taken aback. â€œIndeed! Heâ€™s such a sweet guy. He not only recognised me but also welcomed me warmly. I was apprehensive to start a conversation with him, but once we got talking, we chatted for nearly two hours.â€
And so the deed was done.
Report bY: Vickey Lalwani