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There’s no doubt that Shahrukh Khan has fans all over the world, but few may be as star-struck as 70-year-old Shirani Samarasekara. The Sri Lankan visited the city last week only to meet the actor on her birthday.

“Before she flew in, she did all the necessary correspondence with SRK’s team so that she could meet him,” says a source close to the actor.

Shah Rukh, too, was curious to meet the elderly lady, who took pains to come from another country just to meet him. The source says, “Shirani stayed at a hotel close to Shah Rukh’s residence. He sneaked out of a media interaction session to meet her. They spent almost an hour chatting over coffee.”

Apparently, the visit was a gift from Shirani’s sons to mark her 70th birthday. “She’s been a fan of Shah Rukh for the last 15 years. Even at this age, she does crazy things like watching his films multiple times and covering the walls of her drawing room and bedroom with his pictures. Her sons thought that a meeting with SRK would be the best gift for her,” says the source.

At the meeting, Shirani showed the actor some pictures from family albums that she brought along. “There were pictures of her at various ages. She got some of them signed. They had a long, hearty conversation. Shah Rukh even spoke to her about his next film, Chennai Express,” adds the source. (Hindustan Times)
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  • Shifaz Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:49 PM

    Respect for the lady for her determination, respect for SRK for his humbleness, and respect for the sons for their awesome gift to their mom.

    Marie Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:21 AM

    Happy B'Day Shirani. Enjoy the visit ( BTW - A Fun news item in the midst of all the muck)

    ANTON Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:23 AM

    DILTHO PAAGAL HAI.....

    Lankan Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:25 AM

    That is very nice of him! Well done mate.

    sobers Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:34 AM

    Sharuk, we admire your humanity. Keep it up, don't be like many celebrities who loose the common mans touch.

    Critic Roshan Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:59 PM

    Thanks Sharuk for visiting Shirani on her birthday. I should appreciate the children of Shirani for organizing such a rich gift for their mother on her 70th Birthday.. I too love the children and all thanks should go to the loving children.

    clueless Wednesday, 19 June 2013 01:00 PM

    what is the thrill about going all that way when we have better actors under our noses. A visit to Sethsiripaya would have been more fun.

    anon Wednesday, 19 June 2013 01:01 PM

    this was so sweet of shahrukh to meet the lady. great fan she is

    Gobbaya Thursday, 20 June 2013 04:31 AM

    This is a gift to his mother from a son just to make happy.he probably dont want to hear your problems.kep it up with you.

    new guy Thursday, 20 June 2013 04:37 AM

    can someone arrange a meeting with Preity Zinta for me :D

    Roshana Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:56 AM

    What a thoughtful son.

    Peace Lover Wednesday, 19 June 2013 11:02 AM

    The son must be Hailed. Great Son.

    Ranjith Silva Wednesday, 19 June 2013 11:09 AM

    Big hearts always has big time. Good for all humanity.

    Salman Khan Wednesday, 19 June 2013 11:24 AM

    Pagaal khane (Mental Hospital) is already full of SRK fans

    Salman Khan Wednesday, 19 June 2013 11:27 AM

    the money spent on the ticket and hotel if it was given to a poor person at least she would be look up to as a Hero

    be fair Wednesday, 19 June 2013 11:30 AM

    wow, SRK is indeed a humble man, what a gesture by him.
    And more amazingly a determined and a dedicated fan, probably the best gift she would have wanted to have......

    nalaka Wednesday, 19 June 2013 11:51 AM

    she's a very lucky mom to have a son like that!!!!!!!well done mate..............


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