Shah Rukh Khan now has a mammoth 20 million followers on Twitter and the fact appeared to have made the otherwise outspoken Khan feel humble.
The actor, who is now the second most followed Bollywood star on Twitter after Amitabh Bachchan (21.3 million followers), thanked his fans on Thursday. Salman Khan comes third with 18.2 million followers.
Shah Rukh posted a video and he was his usual witty self as he said his fans have made him a better person. “This is not a thank you for reaching 20 million followers. This is a thank you for helping me deal with so many things that happen to me everyday. Things that make me sometimes frown, sometimes angry and sometimes worse than angry. When I go to my timeline, I see the love and warmth that all of it turns into smile.”
He added, “So I want to thank you also for all things that peeve me otherwise. I thank the man who shoves a currency note under my note, requesting my autograph. Sir, it is very difficult to write on a currency note and it is illegal to deface it. I also want to thank the man who suddenly comes and sits in the small seat in front of my first-class plane seat and introduces himself while I am trying to catch a glimpse of Jennifer Lawrence behind his back. Sir, I am not interested in knowing why you are going to the same city as I am or what you are going to do there in the evening.”
“Thank you’s are also in order for the man who suddenly bends down in a public place wearing such loose jeans that I can see the cleavage of his hairy bum. Thank you man, for giving me a repressed mid-life,” he further said.
Watch the video here
The actor signed off the video saying, “Thank you for the sun, thank you for the rains. Thank you for all the smiles I get while driving. Thank you, for actually making me a better person. Love you all.”
Shah Rukh is working on Gauri Shinde’s next where he stars with Alia Bhatt. The film, which also stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal Kapoor, Angad Bedi and Ali Zafar, will be released by this year’s end. His last release was Fan where he was appreciated by fans and critics alike for playing a psychotic fan of a movie star.