Shahrukh teaches lungi dance to ‘Rush Hour’ maker Brett Ratner
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was in the US to attend the 60 San Francisco International Film Festival (SFILM). The ‘Raees’ actor was honoured with a special tribute at the event held at the Castro Theatre on Friday evening.
Shah Rukh shared the stage with American filmmaker Brett Ratner of ‘Rush Hour’ fame, and the duo had an in-depth conversation about Bollywood and Hollywood. Both of them seemed to have a lot of fun during the tête-à-tête.
Brett, known for directing films like ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’, and producing the Oscar winning ‘The Revenant’, was all praise for Shah Rukh and called him “one of the world's most recognised film personalities.” He also expressed his wish to make a film with the actor. "One day I want to make Rush Hour's sequel in India with SRK in it," he said.
Shah Rukh also shared his views about the things Bollywood can learn from Hollywood, saying citing good screenplay and dialogue writers as one of the points to improve back home. Shah Rukh also taught Brett the signature step of his popular track ‘Lungi Dance’ from the blockbuster ‘Chennai Express’.
Since the song was not available, Shah Rukh took the mic himself and sporting sang the song while showing the steps. Bret followed the Bollywood star and matched his steps as the audience roared with cheer.
Brett posted the video where Shah Rukh teaches him to groove to ‘Lungi dance’ on Instagram. “With King Khan doing the Lungi dance during the SFFILM. Inspiring, humble, a great dancer, and smells great too,” he captioned the video.
Brett presented Shah Rukh with a doll modelled after himself and the Bollywood star called it “awesome.” Shah took to Twitter and thanked Brett for the gift. "Thanx Brett Ratner for a great evening at the SFFILM, your doll is awesome like you," he tweeted with an image where he is seen holding up the doll.
King Khan also thanked the festival officials for the tribute by tweeting, “You made me feel special and all who came to attend. Love you and hugs.”
Shah Rukh's ‘My Name is Khan’ was screened as part of the line-up of movies at the festival, which is also paying tributes to John Ridley, Gordon Gund, Ethan Hawke and James Ivory.