Singer Chinmayi Sripada recalls how Shah Rukh touched her mother’s feet, says she prays for him

Chinmayi wrote: “I do pray that the difficult times that his family is going through, passes.”

Singer and popular VO artist in the South Indian film industry, Chinmayi Sripada has been a big Shah Rukh Khan fan since the time he lauded her for Titli track in Chennai Express. While Shah Rukh Khan is going through a tough time as his son Aryan Khan is under arrest in alleged cruise drugs case, Chinmayi Sripada has shared her musings on the same saying, “Whatever’s going on, is beyond my comprehension but I do pray that the difficult times that his family is going through, passes.”

Recalling her short meeting with Shah Rukh Khan,  Chinmayi in the series of tweets wrote, “I will never forget how this man made me feel. How he made my mother feel. He was such a breath of fresh air and I knew a Superstar like him could be this sincerely, genuinely nice. He did NOT have to be that nice. But he did.”


Her next tweet read, “Years ago, when I sang Titli in Chennai Express, a superstar tagged me and said I sounded like love. If I remember right, it was the first time an actor, anywhere had said anything nice about my singing. I remember laughing and crying at the same time.”

She further said, “My mother noticed, and put out a long tweet, about everything she observed and a general thank you – because I am not the type to get excited in general for anything at all. I went to the Chennai Express Audio launch. A person remembered that LOOOONG essay my mother wrote and asked me to convey his respects to my mother. Cut to a few hours later, I was saying bye, taking leave of everyone, and he said he’ll speak to my mother. I thought he was joking and he wasn’t. He took my phone, spoke to my mother for some 15 minutes.”

The song launch of Chennai Express was in July 2013