“He brought his own chair to me and sat down”

Nikitin Dheer Recalls Shah Rukh Khan

Nikitin and Shah Rukh Khan in a throwback picture. (Etiquette: Facebook,

New Delhi:

Nikitin deerwho won huge appreciation for his role as Thangaballi in Rohit Shetty’s C.Hennai ExpressIn a recent interview, he opened up about his experience working with superstar Shahrukh Khan in the film Siddharth Kannan, Nikitin talked about how Shah Rukh Khan made him comfortable on the sets and how he doesn’t carry the weight of a superstar. Recalling his experience on the first day’s shoot, Nikitin told Siddharth Kannan, “On the first day, I was very shocked because I was a stranger. Deepika Padukone was with her crew, Shah sir was there, and Rohit Shetty’s set was so big that I would sit in the corner and work. , but the generosity of Shah Rukh Khan… instead of inviting me to him, he brought his own chair and sat next to me.

Nikitin also shared vivid details of an action scene in which Shahrukh Khan encouraged him to perform without restraint. Nikitin said that Shah Rukh Khan has shot the action scene himself despite his shoulder injury. In one scene, Nikitin had to grab Shah Rukh’s cheek and say, ‘Tu apne aap ko bada hero samjta hai kya (Who do you think)?’ Shahrukh Khan’s tips to Nikitin for this scene were – “Do whatever you want. , however you want to do it. The scarier you are, the better the scene will be.”

Nikitin also recalled his fond memories of attending his promotion Chennai Express. This was the first time that Nikitin was included in the promotion of the film. “At the trailer launch I was completely stunned by the reaction of the audience, because I was a nobody. I was standing behind everyone because I didn’t want to block the view of the crowd, but then, Shah sir grabbed my hand and pulled me. I added, ‘Out of these 1000 people, 20 It’s a good thing for your character’, he said.

Nikitin is popular for movies like Dheer Housefull 3, Jodha Akbar, Reddy, Sher Shah, Suryavanshihe was last seen in the Amazon Prime series Indian Police Force Along with Siddharth Malhotra, Vivek Oberoi and Shilpa Shetty.

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