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Fan: Shah Rukh came till the gate to see me off, says Maneesh Sharma

Maneesh says he was surprised when he reached SRK’s house.

bollywood Updated: Mar 08, 2016 17:48 IST
Shalvi Mangaokar
Director Muneesh Sharma says he had nothing to lose when he started in Bollywood. (HT Photo)
Director Muneesh Sharma says he had nothing to lose when he started in Bollywood. (HT Photo)

When film-maker Maneesh Sharma met Shah Rukh Khan 12 years ago, little did he know that he would go on to direct the actor in the future. “In 2004, I had decided to move to Mumbai to make films. I had a concept in mind and I wanted to meet some top actors to discuss it. Mr Khan was the first one on my priority list. I managed to connect with him with the help of his spot boy. SRK was very gracious and asked me to meet him,” recalls the film-maker, whose upcoming directorial features the star.

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Maneesh says he was surprised when he reached SRK’s house. “When I reached Mannat, I was amazed to see so many fans standing outside his residence. Somewhere, I felt good that I could cut through the crowd. That’s when the idea of my next struck me,” he says, adding that there are a lot of commonalities between Shah Rukh and him. “We studied in the same college in Delhi and had the same drama teachers. It felt really good when I shared this information with him. We chatted for almost an hour. He came till the gate to see me off. I was surprised,” says Maneesh.

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