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When Aamir met Arnold Schwarzenegger

Khan met Schwarzenegger and went all fanboy on him Friday at the 12th HT Leadership Summit. He said he was a huge fan and loved Schwarzenegger not only for his body, but also for his movies.

india Updated: Nov 22, 2014 02:12 IST
Atisha Jain
Atisha Jain
Hindustan Times
Aamir Khan,Arnold Schwarzenegger,HT Leadership Summit

Aamir Khan met Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday, and went all fanboy on him. No, seriously. It was one of the highlights (albeit unplanned) of the 12th HT Leadership Summit.

Turns out, Khan has been a huge fan of the Governator whose book, The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding, he said, had been like “the bible to me”.

“I’m a huge fan! And I love him not only for his body, but also for his movies. I think he’s an underrated actor!” Khan practically tittered.

Luckily, Schwarzenegger, whose session at the summit is On Saturday morning, was already at the hotel. And so when he popped in to say a quick hello. Khan was nothing short of elated. We had assumed that he’d try to make some “serious” conversation (because really, that’s what Aamir does) but he was too excited (and maybe tongue-tied?) to talk about society, causes or even cinema.

He did, however, tell Schwarzenegger, that he had read his book “many times over”. Schwarzenegger nudged his bicep, and said, “I can see that.”

All Khan could do then, was flip out his phone, and ask us to click a picture.

It was one of those moments you had to be there for. (If only, he’d have taken a selfie!)

First Published: Nov 21, 2014 19:50 IST