When Shah Rukh Khan greeted fans on Eid outside his house in Mumbai on June 5, he had a surprise: talk show host David Letterman. In the photos that have since gone viral on the internet, King Khan is seen dressed in a white pathani suit, striking his famous pose with his hands spread wide and blowing kisses to the crowd.
His youngest son AbRam also accompanied his father on the balcony, which has become a ritual for the actor on every Eid, Diwali and on his birthday.
Letterman was also seen waving to Khan’s fans. Later, the superstar shared a video on Twitter, and wrote, "Thank you all for spending your Eid with me. May God bless you all with health and happiness. Eid Mubarak."
According to a report in Mid Day, Letterman was also seen at a store owned by Gauri Khan on May 6. Letterman took a few shots inside the store.
Last month, the Bollywood Badshah became the first Indian celebrity to appear on Letterman’s Netflix talk show “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.” On the show, recorded in New York on May 16, Khan reportedly spoke about his first web production “Bard of Blood,” which will be streamed on Netflix.
The show is based on Bilal Siddiqi’s novel by the same name. The series describes the tales of an expelled spy, Kabir Anand (played by Emraan Hashmi), who is recalled from his new life as a Shakespeare professor in Panchgani to save his country and a long-lost love.
The show stars Kirti Kulhari, Amyra Dastur and Sobhita Dhulipala among others. Khan took to Twitter on May 16, where he shared a photograph of himself along with Letterman. “No more footprints... this is The Abominable Snowman!! Before Batman and Spiderman, there is Mr. Letterman thanks for your generosity,” he wrote. “Had too much fun being interviewed. Not because it was about me but because you were kind enough to make me feel I can be me. You are an inspiration sir,” he said.
Prior to the taping of the episode, Khan said he was thrilled and honored to share his story with one of the most famous talk show personalities. “I’ve watched David Letterman’s late-night talk show for years and I’m a huge fan of his style of interviewing, Khan said. “I am thrilled, and honored to share my story with him.”