Shah Rukh Khan and Sharon Stone had an epic encounter recently at the Red Sea Film Festival’s opening night on Thursday in Jeddah. A video from the event showed Sharon gasping and clutching her heart saying ‘oh my god’ as she glimpsed SRK next to her. The video swiftly went viral.
Now, at another event during the festival, Sharon talked about her reaction and said, “Shah Rukh Khan was two seats away from me and I didn't know he was there. And I reached forward and saw him and I am not very easily star struck because I know a lot of stars but I saw him and I was just like," she said recreating the gasping and surprised moment once again.
SRK was present at the opening of the Red Sea Film Festival in Jeddah and walked the red carpet of the event. He also received an honorary award at the film festival. As he received the award he said, “I am truly honoured to receive this award from the Red Sea International Film Festival. It's wonderful to be here among my fans from Saudi and the region who have always been huge supporters of my films. I'm looking forward to celebrating the region's talent and being a part of this exciting film community. Film is a unifier because it transits shared human experiences across cultures. You like a film because it stirs your emotions, be it in whatever language or culture it is from. And Thank God for subtitles. It brings all that is human to the fore and it shows perhaps better than any other art, how despite the immense diversity of the world we live in, our basic pursuits and emotions are the same. Cinema celebrates diversity. It doesn't stop short of fully exploring differences. And doing so, in the most beautiful fashion, it teaches us not to be afraid of those differences.”
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Kajol also attended the film festival. SRK and Kajol introduced their iconic film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge at the event which was screened at the festival. Later Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar attended the film festival.