Shah Rukh Khan was destined to become a 'superstar'
Shah Rukh Khan's former schoolmate Rahul Dev has insisted the actor was destined to become a 'superstar' because he was 'exceptional' at school
Shah Rukh Khan was destined to become a "superstar" because he was "exceptional" at school.
The actor's former classmate - actor Rahul Dev - has opened up about their time at St. Columba’s School in Delhi and revealed SRK was a brilliant student who mastered both academics and sport as well as being "inspirational" for all his peers - and it prepared him for a life in the spotlight.
Dev told Connect FM Canada: "I know SRK since school. He used to be the wicket keeper and I was the fast bowler. He was my senior and that year he won the Sword Award also.
"I would compare the history and legacy of St. Columba’s to that of Eton in England. Our school had a very rich tradition. However, it no longer is the institution it used to be."
He went on to explain the special prize given to SRK, adding: "At that time Sword of Honour was given to a student who wasn’t just brilliant at academics but also would be inspirational for all his peers. Shah Rukh was that kind of a person in school.
"He was exceptional. I don’t find it surprising that SRK has become a superstar. There will be no Shah Rukh Khan in the next 1000 years. He took part in various activities in school. He was first in football, hockey, cricket and every game.”
Dev - who worked with SRK on 2001 movie 'Asoka' - went on to heap praise on the actor's huge hit film 'Jawan' which proved a massive success at the box office following its release in September. He added that he was not surprised by his old friend's comeback and insisted it was "long overdue."