Kabir Khan studied from Shah Rukh Khan’s notes during film class, danced with Gauri Khan in college: ‘She’s a fabulous dancer’

Filmmaker Kabir Khan knew Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan before the superstar made his Bollywood debut.

Shah Rukh Khan made an appearance in Kabir Khan’s film Tubelight.

Director Kabir Khan led Shah Rukh Khan in his 2017 film Tubelight, starring Salman Khan in the lead role. Shah Rukh made an appearance in the film and also narrated Kabir’s Amazon Prime Video series The Forgotten Army. But before knowing each other on a film set, Kabir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan went to the same university in New Delhi. Both took a film course at the AJK Mass Communication Research Center (MCRC). However, Shah Rukh was Kabir’s senior at the institute.

Recalling memories from his college days, Kabir told Mashable India in an interview that he used SRK’s notes in college. He said: “I was doing a masters in communication, which was mainly a film course. Before me, the most famous person in our institute was Shah Rukh Khan. He was my senior at the MCRC. I used his notes to study. I knew Shah Rukh before he joined the industry.

Not only Shah Rukh, Kabir also knew his wife Gauri Khan. He shared, “His wife (Shah Rukh) and I used to dance together and we did a show together called West Side Story. Gauri is a fabulous dancer.

Kabir Khan also led Shah Rukh in a campaign for Dubai tourism. During Tubelight’s release, when asked about the possibility of a full-fledged collaboration with Shah Rukh, Kabir told indianexpress.com, “I would love to work with him. I have known him since college in Delhi. We shot for a commercial recently and we’re talking about ideas. So if there’s an idea that we both agree on, I’m sure we’ll collaborate.

Kabir’s last movie 83, based on India’s victory at the 1983 Cricket World Cup, was released in December 2021. The film could not do well at the box office despite positive word-of-mouth, as it came out amid the third wave of the pandemic. The film had Ranveer Singh in the lead role.

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