Mumbai, Jan 27: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Tuesday thanked US President Barack Obama, who left India after an absorbing three-day tour earlier in the day, for mentioning him and his film's dialogue in his address a townhall event at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi.
In a tweet, the actor said: "Proud 2 b part of the gender & religion equality speech of Pres. Obama. Sad he couldn't do the Bhangra...next time Chaiyya Chaiyya for sure."
Proud 2 b part of the gender & religion equality speech of Pres. Obama. Sad he couldn't do the Bhangra...next time Chaiyya Chaiyya for sure— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 27, 2015
Obama, who became the first American president to attend the country's Republic Day ceremony as the chief guest on Monday and also the first incumbent to visit India twice during his term, quoted a line from Khan's 1995 blockbuster Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. "Senorita, bade bade deshon mein... you what I mean," Obama said.
The American president mentioned about Khan and other Indian personalities like Mary Kom and Kailash Satyarthi in his speech made on the concluding day of his high-profile visit which had quite a bit of national and international repercussions.