Shah Rukh Khan and Aanand L Rai
DNA (July 4, 2018)

Celebrated filmmaker Aanand L Rai (of Tanu Weds Manu franchise and Raanjhanaa fame) is known for his rooted romances. However, not many know that the usually-reticent 47-year-old can shake a leg amazingly well. That fact was brought to light by none other than Shah Rukh Khan, on the occasion of Aanand’s birthday (June 28), which was celebrated last week at a Juhu hotspot.

How did this scenario unfold? Well, it was the director-producer’s private bash and his close friends including SRK and a few others decided to get into the groove. A shy Aanand, who has lost oodles of weight (12.5 kilos we hear) was standing around and attending to his guests, but he refused to dance. Till the Bollywood Badshah stepped in and coaxed the birthday boy to hit the dance floor.

Whoever knows Shah Rukh well is aware that his persuasive charms are hard to resist. Finally, the latter gave in. A source said, “Aanand danced beautifully. He is nimble-footed and it was a delight to watch him.”

The party itself got over in the wee hours. And, two people who went home with aching feet that night were SRK and the bespectacled filmmaker, who is unlikely to forget this bash for a long time to come.