No, SRK isn't the first Indian to feature on Burj
Shah Rukh Khan just turned 54. While countless fans gathered outside Mannat, Khan's residence in Mumbai, and crores poured in their wishes from across the country, a special gesture from a foreign land won the hearts of everyone. Burj Khalifa, the iconic skyscraper of Dubai was lit up in celebration of Khan's birthday, making him first ever Bollywood star to feature on the tower.
Happy birthday to the king of Bollywood, read the Burj
Burj, the tallest building in the world, which is known the world over for its amazing lights and fountain show, displayed a special message that read, "Happy Birthday to the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan," accompanied by spectacular fountains. Humbled by the grand gesture, Khan took to social media to express his gratitude. "This is really the tallest I've ever been," he wrote.
Watch: Khan shared the video on Twitter
To my brother, the awesomely cool Mr. @Mohamed_Alabbar and @BurjKhalifa @emaardubai. Thanks for making me shine so bright. Your love and kindness is unsurpassable. Wow! This is really the Tallest I have ever been. Love u Dubai. It’s my birthday and I’m the guest! pic.twitter.com/8oFAQCqNbD— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 2, 2019
Last seen in 'Zero', Khan yet to announce next project
On the work front, Khan was last seen in Aanand L. Rai's Zero, also starring Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. However, the film turned out to be a debacle. Since then, he has taken a break from films, and is yet to confirm his next project. Meanwhile, David Letterman's popular talk show My Next Guest's special episode featuring Khan was recently aired on Netflix.
Last month, Burj commemorated 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
While many users on social media thought otherwise, it should be noted that this isn't the first time that an Indian personality has been featured on the Burj. Last month, the Burj commemorated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, through a similar show. Separately, the building has, previously, also illuminated the tri-color on occasions of the Indian Independence Day and Republic Day.