It’s not every day that you get a chance to get up close and personal with the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. But, when you do, the feeling is indescribable. If the steady stream of photos that giddily exuberant fans have been posting online are anything to go by, he sure created a mass hysteria at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Shah Rukh Khan’s recent trip to the U.S., which started off on a sour note as he was detained at the Los Angeles airport for extra screening Aug. 12, was made a tad better by the warm reception he received at the university.
For everyone wondering about the purpose of his trip, the news is that his 19-year-old son, Aryan Khan, has been enrolled in an undergraduate course in filmmaking at the university.
The entire family is in the U.S. to support Aryan Khan as he inaugurates a new phase in his life. Shah Rukh Khan attended the orientation program at the university along with his wife, Gauri Khan.
The minute students spotted Shah Rukh Khan, they jostled with each other to capture that moment, and the actor obliged politely as is evidenced by the large number of photos in which he is seen interacting with the students and posing for group selfies.
Shah Rukh Khan later posted on Twitter: “At USC so many lovely young boys and girls. So many hugs. So many selfies. Thanks for the ‘crowded’ welcome. Fight on kids and rule.”
This is what Shah Rukh Khan reportedly said during an interactive session that followed the orientation ceremony: “I am showing Aryan a lot of films, because he is going to film school now. I have made a folder with all the great English classics like ‘The Untouchables,’ ‘Goodfellas’ and Michael Douglas’ ‘Falling Down.’ I have also made another folder that has Hindi classics like ‘Do Aakhen Barah Haath,’ ‘Sholay’ and ‘Devdas’ — both Dilip saab’s and mine. I want him to see more films.”