Star tweets his joy as Southern legends Mohanlal and Mammootty join him on stage
It was an eventful evening which brought the stalwarts from the Hindi and Malayalam film industries onto the same platform.
Shah Rukh Khan was conferred with title of International Icon of Indian Cinema by legendary stars of the South Mohanlal and Mammootty.
Icon: A smiling SRK performs with a group of dancing children during the awards night
Shah Rukh Khan’s southern ties grew stronger as he wrapped a lungi around himself and recreated the magic of Lungi Dance from Chennai Express, at the Asianet Film Awards in Medan, Dubai, recently.
Mammootty quickly joined Shah Rukh and Mohanlal, who even sang a song from the blockbuster Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, and the trio then danced to the peppy tunes of Lungi Dance.
“And the lungi dance goes to Kerala and its most loved sons. Mamukka and Laletta,” Shah Rukh said.
Extravaganza: The colourful stage show was followed up by SRK being awarded iconic status by his fellow stars
He later tweeted: “To be given so much love by Mammootty & Mohanlal sir. Felt like crying receiving so much kindness from artists who inspire me to be an actor. Like a dream…like walking on a secret night on an empty road…like feeling a touch for the first time like drinking from the eyes…like love(sic).”
The presence of SRK, who has a large fan following in the West Asia, invited a frenzy of sorts.
Asianet TV presents the awards annually to honour artistic and technical excellence in the Malayalam film industry, with over 30 award categories.
The awards show took place in Dubai for the second time this year, after a successful show in 2012.