Shah Rukh relishes paan Banaras wala!
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan relished the world famous Banarasi paan during his first ever visit to Varanasi on Monday. On his way, as he saw a paan shop, he indicated his driver to stop. He ordered for two paans — for himself and Anushka. The duo treated each other with the paan at the shop itself. In typical Banarasi style, he had it with some extra ‘chuna’ like he had in film Don during the song ‘Khaike paan Banaras wala’.
Khan landed in temple town in the morning with his co-star Anushka Sharma for his upcoming film Jab Harry Met Sejal. He had lunch at a hotel in Nadesar and took rest for some hours before leaving for the venue where a huge crowd waited for the King Khan since afternoon.
At 5:45 pm, his cavalcade moved towards the venue to receive a rousing welcome of cheering crowd.
He along with his Anushka and director Imtiaz Ali together reached the dais where Bhojpuri film star and Member of Parliament Manoj Tiwari welcomed them.
The trio waved to the jubilant crowd. Shah Rukh took the mike and said, “Aaj Banaras ka paan khaya hai. Lajawab hai iska swad. Maza aa gaya,” Anushka was also all praise for the Banarasi Paan.
Shah Rukh gave some dance tips to the youths. Later, the duo danced together to the film’s songs.
On public demand, he rendered dialogues of his famous movies like Baazigar, Devdas and Raees. The superstar obliged the crowd’s request and took off his glasses. He also took selfies with the crowd.
He thanked the crowd for their love, “This is my first visit to Banaras. I am thankful to you for immense love you gave us.” He took leave from the crowd saying, “Mahadev fir milenge”.