Who would have thought that Hugh Jackman’s heart goes dhak dhak for Bollywood? On Friday, Jackman, who was in Mumbai to give a valedictory message at the FICCI Frames annual convention, met with actors — Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and filmmaker Karan Johar. What was supposed to be a formal affair, turned into a paisa vasool event, with Jackman trying thumkas and copying SRK’s moves to the song Dhak Dhak Karne Laga. “I would love to do a Bollywood role... that’s my hint,” he said.
His dancing stint didn’t end there. Later in the evening, he attended the FICCI awards night where he was given an international excellence award. He also gave the best actor and actress awards to SRK and Vidya Balan respectively. While on stage, Jackman and SRK threw their coats into the audience and broke into an impromptu gig with Balan.
“It was a dream come true to stand in front of the sexiest man alive... it left all the other women in the audience green with envy,” gushed Balan.
During his earlier session, Jackman gave SRK a run for his money in the wits department. “You’re a beautiful woman,” he told Ash, adding, “But my wife is the most beautiful woman in the world. And I say that because she’s sitting in the front row.” Jackman, who has been here with wife Deborra-Lee Furness since Thursday, reportedly visited Rajasthan over the weekend.
All about Wolverine
* Name: Hugh Michael Jackman
* Age: 42
* Nationality: Australian
* Spouse: Deborra-Lee Furness
* Debut: Paperback Hero (1999)
* Best known for: His role as the mutant superhero Wolverine in the X-Men series
* Noteworthy projects: Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige and Australia
With inputs by Serena Menon