Sharib says, he ‘almost fainted’ on meeting Shah Rukh Khan for the first time

Family Man actor, Sharib Hashmi revisited the day when he first met SRK on the sets of ‘Jab tak hai Jaan’.


Sharib Hashmi, who was praised for his recent work in the series, Family Man 2, shared his memory about the first meet with SRK. Sharib was shooting on the sets of Jab tak hai jaan, and almost fainted when Shah Rukh Khan introduced himself to him.

While speaking to Indian Express, about this incident, he said, “My first day of shoot was also my first scene in the film when Samar (Shah Rukh Khan) removes the bedsheet from my character Zain’s face. I was rehearsing that scene with an assistant director. In one instance when the bedsheet got removed, I saw SRK himself standing there. He told me “Hi I’m Shah Rukh,” and I almost fainted. After the shoot and pack-up, Shah Rukh sir told me that he enjoyed working with me and I was a very good actor. Even Yash Chopra sir complimented me. He said, “Tu Punjab se hai kya (Are you from Punjab)?” I told him I’m born and brought up in Mumbai and I’m not even a Punjabi. He said I was doing very well. So my first day will always remain special and memorable.”

He further added, “I met SRK at the film’s premiere later. He met me very warmly. My wife is his huge fan so when she met him, she got extremely excited. She still says she remembers his perfume (laughs). I also met him when I received the Screen Award for Filmistaan (2014). SRK was hosting that segment and when my name got announced, he said Sharib is a very good actor and my friend. Just hearing that from him is so special.”

His character, JK in Family Man, was loved by the audience. Apart from The Family Man, he was seen in series like Asur and Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta story. Sharib was also starred in movies like Filmistaan, Slumdog Millionaire and the recently released, Pagglait.

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