Actor Shah Rukh Khan recently had a candid conversation with American talk show host David Letterman. Describing his experience on the show, SRK said he was thrilled and honoured to share his story with one of the most loved personalities of our times. The show’s name, quite interestingly, is My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. He posted a tweet with a picture of himself and Letterman. The caption on the tweet read, “No more footprints… this is The Abominable Snowman!! Before Batman and Spiderman, there is Mr. Letterman thanks for your generosity. Had too much fun being interviewed. Not because it was about me but because you were kind enough to make me feel I can be me. You are an inspiration sir.” (sic)
Shah Rukh issued a statement and revealed that his talk show is going to be streamed on Netflix. The actor is already working on various projects with the digital platform and his appearance on the Letterman’s show is going to give a boost to his stardom online. He added that he has been an avid viewer of the Letterman’s show and loves his way of interviewing. He said, “I’ve watched David Letterman’s late-night talk show for years and I’m a huge fan of his style of interviewing. I’m thrilled, and honoured to share my story with him.”
Reportedly, the show will be presented as a stand-alone special on Netflix and combines two interests for which Letterman is known for — in-depth conversations with extraordinary people, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humour.
After interviewing SRK in front of a live audience, Letterman said: “The best part of this job that Netflix has been happy to provide for me is to meet people. And after each one of these sessions, I think to myself, it is a very smart, very lovely person from whom I have learned things. You would maybe be at the top of that list.”
He has hosted the first season of the series featuring names such as former US President Barack Obama, actor George Clooney, Pakistan Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, hip-hop star Jay-Z, actress Tina Fey and radio producer Howard Stern.
The second season will include conversations between Letterman and Kanye West, Ellen Degeneres, Tiffany Haddish, Lewis Hamilton and Melinda Gates.
(With inputs from IANS)