Last night, Shah Rukh Khan celebrated Amitabh Bachchan as one of his all-time Heroes. In an exclusive five-part series on the BBC Asian Network titled Shah Rukh Khan's Heroes, the Bollywood star has been sharing previous untold stories of his idols as part of the station's Summer with the Stars campaign.
In yesterday's show he specifically shone a spotlight on one of Bollywood's most popular icons, Amitabh Bachchan. He has acted in hundreds of films during a career that has spanned more than four
decades and he is now regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema. Shah Rukh describes him as "a hero to millions and billions" and states that one of his personal greatest achievements was when he "was able to stand in the same frame (as Amitabh), breathe the same air and that I got to work with him."
The shows, which air on the station all week from 7pm, gave the Don star the opportunity to pay tribute to those who have influenced and inspired him the most. He also delves into the world of his favourite songs, revealing why he connects them to his five inspirations.
Already this week he has talked about his father, Taj Mohammed Khan and cricketer Dhyan Chand. These episodes are available to listen back to online for up to 7 days. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jcby1