Fan spends $3,300 to meet Shah Rukh Khan

Thursday, February 17, 2011

MALACCA - Mehjabeen Erum Alim, of Bangladesh, kept a patient vigil and spent a whopping 10,000 ringgit (about $3,300) over two days to meet Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan along with some other fans in Malacca.

She did realise her dream — but the actor only smiled, gave autographs, posed for photographs and left, blowing flying kisses. Mehjabeen was told that he does not speak before shooting to stay within the character he is playing.

Khan, who is on a month’s schedule to shoot a sequel to his earlier blockbuster “Don”, saw the news of Mehjabeen spending big money on her vigil in The Star.

“Fortunately, he spotted us just as he was about to get into the car and agreed to sign autographs,” Mehjabeen said, adding that she managed to draw his attention to the story in the daily about her wish to meet him. Khan autographed the news article for her.

“It is an indescribable feeling and I am so happy to have finally met him. I feel like I am in dreamland,” Mehjabeen said after meeting Khan Wednesday at a resort in Ayer Keroh town.

Khan met her and seven other fans at the resort just as he was about to enter his car to go to the film location for his latest movie “Don 2″.

Mehjabeen, 27, is happy, but not satisfied. She said she would still love to meet him again just to hear his voice.

“It was just a fleeting moment and he didn’t say a word but merely nodded and gestured to us as he rarely speaks before filming so as not to come out of the character he is playing,” Mehjabeen, pursuing her masters in business administration in Kuala Lumpur, said.

Besides taking home memories of the meeting with Khan, she said she was glad to have made new friends who shared a similar passion for the Bollywood heartthrob.

Immensely popular in Malaysia, Khan was conferred the title of Datuk, akin to knighthood, by the Sultan of Malacca in 2009.

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