It is said that passionate fans build temples for their film stars, write letters to them and even commit suicide after their particular idol dies.
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, named one of the world's most powerful men by News magazine in 2008, is a perfect example of a film star over whom a fan can go crazy. One of his worshippers, Vishal Singh, has turned his house into a veritable shrine for SRK.
The 38-year-old businessman has plastered every square inch of his house with Khan's pictures and spent his honeymoon waiting outside the actor's house in Mumbai, hoping to catch a glimpse of his idol, reports IBN Live.
"I will do anything that will make Shah Rukh Khan happy," Singh, who runs a homeopathic medicine business from Lucknow, told reporters. Vishal, who changed his legal name to Vishahrukh Khan, has even pasted cut-outs of SRK on the television and on cushions.
"No one can be like Shah Rukh Khan, but I wanted my name to have his name. My children are named Simran and Aryan, which is his son's name," said Vishahrukh. Simran was the name of Kajol's character (and SRK's romantic interest) in "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" (1995). Initially Vishahrukh's family was worried about his obsession for SRK but now they know that his "love for Shah Rukh will never end."
"I've been wanting to open up a store of homeopathic medicines, but I won't open it until Shah Rukh comes and cuts the ribbon," said SRK's fan, when asked about the possibility of his idol visiting his house.
To celebrate SRK's 46th birthday, Vishahrukh and his family cut a cake, danced and watched his latest film "Ra.One."