SRK meets Shrayana Bhattacharya, author Shrayana Bhattacharya of Khan ‘desperate search for Shah Rukh’, writes sweet handwritten note

On Sunday, Shah Rukh Khan hosted the author of Desperate Search for Shah Rukh: India’s Lonely Young Women and the Search for Intimacy and Independence, Shrayana Bhattacharya, at his home in Mannat in Mumbai. Shrayana took to Instagram and revealed that the actor spent an hour with her and also gave her a handwritten note. Sharing the photo of the note, she revealed that the book is now part of SRK’s personal library.

“They say you should never meet your heroes. Whoever wrote/thought he’d clearly never met @iamsrk After meeting him for an hour at Mannat last night, I can only say he’s superhuman, not of this universe, but the most human” , said Shrayana. The writer also thanked his manager Pooja Dadlani for organizing the meeting.

“The book has finally reached its destination: his library in Mannat. Yes, we took pictures. But woh kitaab ki one year anniversary per post karenge #finallyfoundshahrukh,” Shrayana added. In the note, Shah Rukh wrote, “To Shrayana, thank you for putting me to good use.” He added: “My love and thank you to you and all those wonderful women who love me so much. More power to you and your tribe.

Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh came out last year. According to the book’s description on GoodReads, the book revolves around women divided by class but united in fandom and seeking intimacy, independence, and pleasure. “Kissing Hindi cinema idol Shah Rukh Khan allows them a little respite from an oppressive culture, a boost to their fantasies of friendlier masculinity among Indian men,” reads an excerpt from the description. “A most unusual and fascinating book on the female gaze is the story of how women experienced post-liberalization India,” he added.

Meanwhile, Shah Rukh is busy with his upcoming movie schedules. The actor will be seen at Pathaan in January next year, alongside Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, and has Raju Hirani’s Dunki scheduled for December 2023. The actor is also starring in a film with Atlee.

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