Shah Rukh Khan has a humorous take on his death hoax


It was an eventful week for Shah Rukh Khan who has already started shooting for his much-talked-about project with Anand L Rai. There was an accident on the sets of the untitled project. Then a European news network carried a ‘breaking news’ that the 50-year-old actor was killed in a plane crash, along with seven others. Reports also surfaced that Shah Rukh’s upcoming film with Imtiaz Ali has been titled ‘Raula’.

Shah Rukh, witty as he is, had a hilarious take on these reports. On Friday evening, the ‘Raees’ actor posted a ‘TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday) picture on his Twitter time line with an expression of relief ‘Phew…!!!’ written on it. He shared the picture with the caption, “TGIF! Survived the week in spite of a plane crash, fatal accident on sets & yet another title of Imtiaz Ali film!”

On Wednesday (May 31), the makeshift ceiling on the sets of Anand L Rai’s yet-untitled film in Mumbai’s Film City collapsed in which two crew members got minor injuries. Shah Rukh, however, escaped unhurt as he was sitting away from the accident spot. Though there was no casualty, several reports mentioned it as a ‘fatal accident’.

The same day a hoax about Shah Rukh’s death created a lot of panic and the actor’s management had to field anxious calls from various contacts, including Joint Commissioner of Mumbai Police Deven Bharti.

"This isn't the first time that Shah Rukh Khan has been at the receiving end of a death hoax. But this time, the gravity of the situation was worse since the news made it to a WhatsApp group of Mumbai's top cops. It had already been picked up by legitimate French and Indian websites. SRK's team had to field calls all day," a source told Mumbai Mirror.

Meanwhile, Shah Rukh’s upcoming film opposite Anushka Sharma is set to hit screens in two months’ time and its title hasn’t been announced yet. Director Imtiaz Ali shot the film under the working title ‘The Ring’. Then there were reports that it has been titled ‘Rahnuma’ and the latest buzz was that the ‘Highway’ maker has chosen ‘Raula’, a Punjabi term which means ‘noise’, for the film’s title.