Mumbai: Superstar Shahrukh Khan is no new to witnessing an enormous crowd wherever he goes but a recent visit to Marrakech, Morocco left the actor overwhelmed after seeing the number of people who had gathered to catch a glimpse of him.
47-year-old Shahrukh Khan attended the 12th Marrakech International Film Festival recently, where he was bestowed with the Medal of Honor by the Prince of Morocco. More than 50,000 people gathered outside the venue as soon as they came to know that SRK would be walking down the red carpet for the film festival. People were standing till wee hours, under heavy security and extreme cold weather just to catch a glimpse of the 'King Khan'.
The Dilwale Dhulania Le Jayenge star was touched by the sight and left his security at the red carpet just to jump up on the podium and wave at the people present there. The security men didn't realise when SRK left them and stood on the podium to send flying kisses to all. "I went to Marrakech Film Festival because of the people there and their constant love I have got in all these years. I went there to tell them that I love them too and I am blessed to receive their love. "The sight of that crowd at Jemaa el-Fna was very overwhelming. They waited to cheer me on, how could I not spend a little time with them. That's the least I could have done," Shahrukh said. The crowd sang 'You Are My Chammak Challo' track from Ra.One in chorus and SRK obliged them with the trademark steps of the song.
Thousands Gather To See Shahrukh Khan
Thousands gather to see Shahrukh Khan at the 12th Marrakech International Film Festival.
SRK Shows His Medal
SRK shows off his medal.
Shahrukh Khan is one of the most stylish actor in Bollywood.
SRK Surrrounded By Indian Actors
Shahrukh Khan is surrounded by Indian actors during the tribute to Hindi cinema at the 12th Marrakech International Film Festival on December 1, 2012, in Marrakech, Morocco.
SRK With Sharmila, Amitabh
Shahrukh Khan shares the stage with Sharmila Tagore, French actress Catherine Deneuve and Amitabh Bachchan at the 12th Marrakech International Film Festival.
Shahrukh Khan was honoured with the Medal of Honor by the Prince of Morocco.
Shahrukh Gestures At His Fans
Shahrukh Khan gestures to his thousands of fans gathered at the event.
People were standing till wee hours, just to catch a glimpse of the 'King Khan'.
SRK With Italian Actress Monica Bellucci
Shahrukh Khan is seen here with Italian actress Monica Bellucci.
Shahrukh With Trophy
Shahrukh Khan is seen here with his trophy.