On Republic Day, Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan earned praises from great political leaders. On one hand, US President Barack Obama mentioned Shah Rukh Khan in his speech during his India tour on Tuesday, on the other Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Salman Khan for his efforts towards "Swacch Bharat" campaign.
During President Obama's Siri Fort speech, he - in his broken Hindi - said Shah Rukh Khan's famous dialogue from the film "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge".
"Senorita, bade bade deshon mein... You know what I mean," he said at the large gathering at the Siri Fort auditorium.
The US President, in his speech, also cited examples of SRK and some sports icons like Milkha Singh, Mary Kom and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi while speaking on gender and religious equality.
His unexpected mention of SRK in his speech was one of the trending topics on Twitter that went viral with the hashtag #DDLJ and #SRK Pride Of India.
On this honorary mention, "Happy New Year" actor shared his proud moment on his Twitter handle.
Proud 2 b part of the gender & religion equality speech of Pres. Obama. Sad he couldn't do the Bhangra...next time Chaiyya Chaiyya for sure
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 27, 2015
The actor is famous not only in India, but overseas as well. Once, in an interview, a reporter compared him with PM Modi. On which SRK said, "He (Modi) is a big leader. People love him a lot and like him a lot. Therefore, being compared to him is like a compliment."
Likewise, the great BJP leader and Prime Minister of our country also never backed out to praise any good work.
As everybody knows, he is quite active on micro-blogging sites. On Republic Day, Salman Khan - who supported PM Modi's "Swacch Bharat" campaign - took the help of Facebook to mention that he has decided to nominate 100 followers a month for "Clean India".
On this, PM Modi congratulated the effort of the actor and praised him on his Twitter handle.