Shah Rukh Khan is a household name in India and is probably the most well-known Bollywood actor worldwide.
While he has a wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Marylebone and breaks UK box office records with his films, he attributes his success here to the older generation of Bollywood fans.
Speaking to BollyNewsUK, he said: “I think, a few generations have grown up here watching my movies. Today’s children may feel differently but most of my fans who I meet here, tell me that their Mom and Dad like me a lot (laughs).”
“I wish I had time to meet all of them. I also wish that it wasn’t as dangerous as it is. I can’t stop my car in the middle of the road. I try my best and stick my hand out and give them hugs whenever I can. I always tell my fans that if you guys get a little organised, I will be able to meet you all but there is always a bit of a frenzy,” added Khan.
The 52-year-old actor owns a lavish house on Park Lane in London, where his daughter resides as she attends the private Sevenoaks School in Kent. He has also filmed numerous movies here and uses his luxurious home as his base when he films in the capital.
He said: “I am actually very used to filming my movies in London. I shot for Mohabbatein (2000), Ra.One (2011), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) and FAN (2015) here. I am familiar with the city. When I say city, I actually mean Mayfair, that is where I walk around (laughs).”
Earlier this year, Shah Rukh Khan was awarded the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos for his achievements as an artist. Cate Blanchett and Sir Elton John were there other two recipients of the award this year.