Will Shah Rukh Khan’s evening in London on April 17 mark the beginning of an ‘asli yaari’ chapter with former One Direction star Zayn Malik? It would certainly seem so, with serious mutual appreciation on display at London’s iconic Grosvenor House. Both dapper gents showed up in slick suits for the fifth instalment of The Asian Awards, bagging a medal each and posting selfies together on their Twitter accounts soon after.
Taking home an award for his ‘Outstanding Contribution to Cinema,’ SRK made a speech thanking all the right people, but also specifically mentioning Zayn Malik while referring to Asia’s pool of exceptional talent. It was much the same story when Zayn went up to collect his ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music’ award. In a sincere speech that is making news around the world for being Zayn’s first ‘thank you’ shout-out to his One Direction mates since quitting the band, the singer also said: “It’s incredibly humbling to accept an award on the same stage as some people that I’ve looked up to throughout my entire life… iconic people such as Shah Rukh Khan!”
Is it any wonder then that when SRK tweeted his selfie with the singer, he captioned it: “This kid is so cool. May Allah bless him.” Feel the love, people!
Image Credit: Shahrukh Khan's Official Twitter Page