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Shah Rukh emotionally touched

Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Shah Rukh Khan who is in Doha, emotionally choked a little when a local journalist thanked him for praying for speedy recovery of his daughter several years ago. Reminiscing that he had lost both his parents at an early age, King Khan said the prayer was one that his father always recited to him when he was a little boy.

SRK, who was in Doha to mark the opening of ICICI Bank's branch at the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), swept the audience off their feet on Friday with his disarming smile, ready wit and down-to-earth demeanor.

The two-hour interactive session was peppered with songs, dance and give-away gifts, SRK interacted with the audience and invited fans to join him on stage. It was during one such interaction the journalist disarmed him by voicing gratitude.

Khan who lost his parents before he made it big in Bollywood reminisces about them often. In Doha too he reflected back to the bond he shared with his deceased parents.

He was quick to not linger on the rare exposure to his sensitive side, though. Like a true actor, the Khan switched emotions, challenging everyone in the audience to bank a million dollars each with ICICI if they wanted him back in Doha for a repeat performance.

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