Shah Rukh Khan's London Eye
National Geographic Traveller India|July 2019

An arms-wide open, stars-in your-eyes trail through the city for the Shah Rukh Khan fanatic.

Lubna Amir

No one romances better than Shah Rukh Khan.

My first memory of love, or a man I love, is of him. SRK, dimple-cheeked, arms wide open, standing in a mustard field in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ), is what dreams are made of. Or him hopping off a helicopter and whipping off his shades in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (K3G); or him dancing in the rain with Kajol in a gazebo in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai; or in the black suit leaning rakishly against a pillar, whispering to Madhuri Dixit “aur paas” in Dil To Pagal Hai… these are all scenes ensconced in my memory. There is no movie of his I haven’t seen, even the questionable ones that fair-weather fans avoid.

But with him comes another association—that of London. Offscreen, it’s one of Khan’s favourite cities. He’s bought a house there and shooting in London, he says, makes him happy.

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