Shah Rukh Khan, Zayn Malik
Shah Rukh Khan, Zayn MalikShah Rukh Khan/ Twitter

Shah Rukh Khan was recently honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Cinema title at the fifth The Asian Awards, held in London.

The actor, who gladly accepted the honor and followed it up with a great speech, also clicked a selfie with former One Direction hottie Zayn Malik. "This kid is so cool. May Allah bless him. Dinner time at the Asian Awards," he tweeted.

Little did he know that it would go on to become one of the most popular posts on social media. The photo, as of now, has garnered over 2 lakh likes on Facebook, 1.1 lakh retweets, and 1.5 lakh favourites on Twitter.  The superstar also uploaded a group selfie with Zayn and Naughty Boy, which didn't go as viral.

"I say this very often that my stardom belongs to most South East Asians who reside abroad who have made the Indian cinema and me known around the world," the star said, IANS reports.

He also congratulated winners of the night and extended his humble gratitude for being awarded. "I congratulate all the winners at the Asian Awards as well.There is so much talent around Asia and so many achievers, whether is was Dr. Amar Bose, the Hinduja Brothers or Zayn Malik. I am glad to have been a part of such a wonderful celebration of hard work by people in different field but similar passion," he added.

In other news, SRK has just wrapped up Maneesh Sharma's "Fan" and is on a 2-week-long break while healing the injury he suffered on the sets. The actor will begin Rahul Dholakia's "Raees" soon, and after that he will take Rohit Shetty's "Dilwale", in which he will star opposite Kajol.

Marvellous Asian Awards. Paul & Kiran hav done a great job. Zayn & Naughty Boy r so cool. Gurinder’s BILB on WestEnd!

Posted by Shah Rukh Khan on Friday, April 17, 2015