Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone were the star attraction at a dinner party that was hosted at the Emirates Palace to mark the opening ceremony of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Shah Rukh Khan and Virat Kohli and (below) Anushka Sharma
It seems that the actor was at his wittiest best at this do and he even made Virat indirectly confess about his love. A source says, “Shah Rukh and Deepika walked the red carpet and posed for the cameras.
This was a by invitation only dinner that was attended several celebs, including players belonging to all the IPL teams. SRK put on a brief show and after his performance, he even arranged for a mock swayamvar for Virat.”
A source says that the cricketer was not caught unawares by SRK’s stint. “Virat looked like he knew what was in store for him. It helped that Shah Rukh shares a good rapport with most Indian cricketers.
Besides, he has always indulged in friendly banter with them. SRK called Virat on the stage and asked him to pick one of the actresses as his bride. Virat then started uncovering posters of Bollywood actresses only to zero in on Anushka Sharma. SRK then presented her poster to him and all guests were in splits.”
Shah Rukh later took to Twitter to thank Virat for putting on a brave front. He posted, “Big thanks to Shane, Virat & Dhoni for being so sporting on stage. Great sportsman & even greater sporting spirit. Thanks Abu Dhabi & IPL.” (sic)