Be a desi person means a lot of things. It could mean loving our mothers’ tasty food and nanis cook, that could mean to love chikankari kurtas and it could also mean loving Shah Rukh Khan. Some would say that the latter is almost inevitable. In fact, SRK has fans all over the world whether they are Indian or not. And this Tweet from a woman booking a trip to Egypt is proof of that.
Ashoka University economics professor Ashwini Deshpande tweeted that a travel agent in Egypt was kind enough to let her pay for his services later because he knew he could be trusted, after all, she was from “Shah Rukh Khan’s country”. Yeah. You read correctly. And that post sparked a whole conversation about how SRK is pretty much an international ambassador for India and how he brought so much pride to our country.
Needed to transfer money to a travel agency in Egypt. Had problems with the transfer. He said: you are from the country of @iamsrk. I trust you. I’ll make the reservation, you pay me later. For nowhere else, I wouldn’t do that. But anything for @iamsrk. & He did!#SRK is
– Ashwini_Deshpande (@AshwDeshpande) December 31, 2021
So much wishes came forward to talk about all the different ways they experienced similar situations. Where pizza delivery men or random strangers in other countries greeted them with a lot of warmth simply because they are Indian, and from the same country as SRK.
I had a similar experience when I was buying pizza in Cairo … when the delivery guy found out I am Indian he asked me to open my arms like @iamsrk done in #DDLJ only then will he give me the pizza box .. and he gave me a discount on the final order
– Syed MehdiAbbasð®ð³ (@Awaiting_Mahdi) January 1, 2022
reminded me of this tweetð¤
It is a fact that SRK has been the unofficial brand ambassador of India for a long time. But the Indian government has been ineffective in using it; In fact, try to smear his name. He is Brand Ambassador from Dubai but not India: (https://t.co/efhoZVOCPj
– Pragati Sharma (@PragatiPotter) January 2, 2022
100% agree. You can meet thousands of people in Indonesia who sing “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” when they see an Indian.
In fact, we knew he would be a perfect Brand Ambassador for a particular Indonesian national campaign if he hadn’t been Indian!
– Kiran Uday Singh (@kiranudaysingh) January 1, 2022
I am American but I have traveled a lot. I know people in South Africa, Israel, the Philippines and Morocco who know and love SRK Sometimes I think people think only NRIs follow him in other countries, but that’s not true, million non-Indian people like me love it.
– Kathryn Long (@plannerwrites) January 3, 2022
Several times during my daily commute in #Argentina metro trains, whenever there was @iamsrk on the screen of my phone on @Youtube, a common question was – Is this Mr. Khan?
It was indeed a sense of pride as #SRKFan.
– Samarth (@IAmSeriousSam) January 1, 2022
Aww that’s so cute 🙂 â¤ï¸
Thank you for sharing with us !
I have friends from France on Discord. When I mentioned I was from India they were so excited lol. They went âIndia !? We only know SRKâ. And they LOVE Chammak Challo’s song so much even if they don’t understand anything at all.
– Pragati Sharma (@PragatiPotter) January 1, 2022
SK there is an omnipotent popularity like the pharaohs ð
– Parveen (@ParveenJK) January 1, 2022
The guy who said SRK has “omnipotent popularity” is damn right! And U.S wishes couldn’t be happier.