Ridhi Dogra said she does not call her Jawan co-star Shah Rukh Khan sir. She has taken permission from him and can call him just Shah Rukh instead.
Ridhi Dogra is appearing in Shah Rukh Khan’s next, Jawan, in a small role. The actor shared that she appeared in the film just to work with him as she is a big fan. Ridhi also shared that she took permission from the actor to call him by his first name only, not ‘Shah Rukh sir’ as she has always thought of him as Shah Rukh. The action film, directed by Atlee, is expected to be released in theatres next month.
She also opened up about how generous the actor was on set even though she did not have a full-fledged role. Calling him a generous co-star, she said he would sit down and do their lines together before scenes. Ridhi stated that his background in theatre and television made him a team player.
Speaking to Connect FM Canada, Ridha shared, “I took a big risk with the film. Some people will say not so good, some people will say okay. I did [Jawan] for the love of Shah Rukh Khan. I did it because I didn’t want to let go of that opportunity. I remember I was a fan of his at the age of 10 and I became a fan of his interviews. There has been a generation of actors like me who have grown up on the ideologies Shah Rukh has for himself.”
She added, “I’ve taken permission from him. I told him, I won’t call him Shah Rukh sir, you are Shah Rukh to me. I call you Shah Rukh.”