Actor Gerard Butler recalls his encounters and interactions with Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra, several years ago. In a new interview Gerald Butler started about how he once saw Priyanka dancing for a movie when they were staying at the same hotel. He also told how Priyanka Chopra once organized a lunch ‘just to be nice, just as a friend’. (Also read | Judi Dench, Gerard Butler among the invitees for Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal’s wedding in Delhi)
Gerard also said that Shah Rukh once showed him how to do “Indian dancing” when they were partying at his Mumbai home, Mannat. He said his favorite Bollywood movie is Mira Nair’s 2001 movie Monsoon Wedding. He said that the film made him want to marry an Indian woman.
Speaking to India Today, Gerard said: “I was actually traveling once and I’m friends with Priyanka Chopra. She was shooting a movie and we were staying in the same hotel. I was there with seven of my friends, and we were on the balcony and saw them doing all the dancing. One night we had a party at Shah Rukh Khan’s house. And he showed me how to do the Indian dance.”
He also said, “I remember around the time of Slumdog Millionaire when I went there. I actually met the kids from the movie and Priyanka hosted this lunch, just to be nice, just as a friend. At that point I met a bunch of actors and filmmakers and stuff to get me into an Indian movie. I want to make an Indian film, but it never happened. I haven’t had any offers. So here I put myself out. Will work for food in India.
Slumdog Millionaire is a British drama film released in 2008. The film also features Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, and Irrfan Khan, among others.
Gerard’s new action thriller Plane, directed by Jean-Francois Richet, was released in India on January 13. Produced by Lionsgate, it stars Mike Colter, Daniella Pineda, Kelly Gale, Yoson An and Remi Adeleke, among others.
Shah Rukh will next appear in Siddharth Anand’s Pathaan. The film also stars Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia and Ashutosh Rana. The film will hit theaters on January 25, 2023. He will also appear in Dunki by filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani opposite Taapsee Pannu and Atlee’s Jawan.
Priyanka, on the other hand, will be seen in two major projects Love Again, and the web series Citadel. Love Again will be released in the US on February 10. Citadel is a science fiction drama created by the Russo brothers. Priyanka is expected to begin shooting for Farhan Akhtar’s director Jee Le Zaraa in 2023. Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif will also star in the film.