In one of the greatest crossovers of all time, celebrated England player Wayne Rooney came together with Bollywood’s King Khan, Shah Rukh, to talk about football, Bollywood and the actor’s upcoming offering, Pathaan.
“Who is Pathaan? Is he similar to anyone in football?” Rooney asked the Dilwale star as the duo sat together to watch the FIFA World Cup on Sunday night. “I’m not saying this because you are here,” Khan quipped, “Honestly I will tell you who Pathaan is. Pathaan is the guy you call last minute when you are all tied up and you can’t find a solution.”
Comparing his upcoming character to the Manchester United striker, the Kal Ho Naa Ho star added. “For me, if you don’t mind me saying, if Pathaan is to be equated to any footballer in the world, before or after or later, it will always be you. You are the tough guy.” He added, “You can’t get a goal and you know the guy who is going to get it for you when you are in trouble when you need a break when you need a victory, who are you going to call? ‘Mr Wayne Rooney.'”
The duo later struck Khan’s famous pose as well. Fans were in awe of Rooney and Khan, an unusual pair, coming together and entertaining the audience.
Khan is a sports enthusiast and has played hockey in his college days. He also owns an Indian Premier League team, Kolkata Knight Riders. Previously, the Indian star took to Instagram on Thursday to share the news with his fans as he uploaded a video that has action shots from previous matches.
He wrote in the caption, “Field par Messi aur Mbappe, studio mein Wayne Rooney aur main, Pathaan! Dec 18 ki shaam hogi shaandaar! Dekhiye FIFA World Cup Final mere saath, live. (Messi and Mbappe on the field, Rooney and I, Pathaan, in the studio. December 18 evening is bound to be spectacular. Watch FIFA world cup final with me, live.) Pathaan is arriving in cinemas on January 25, 2023.”