Actor Sharib Hashmi recalled his reaction to meeting actor Shah Rukh Khan while they were shooting for the 2012 film Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Sharib revealed that he almost fainted when SRK introduced himself on the sets.
During a recent interview with The Indian Express, Sharib said, "My first day of shoot was also my first scene in the film when Samar (Shah Rukh Khan) removes the bedsheet from my character Zain’s face. I was rehearsing that scene with an assistant director. In one instance when the bedsheet got removed, I saw SRK himself standing there. He told me “Hi I’m Shah Rukh,” and I almost fainted."
After the shoot and pack-up, Shah Rukh sir told me that he enjoyed working with me and I was a very good actor. Even Yash Chopra sir complimented me. He said, “Tu Punjab se hai kya (Are you from Punjab)?” I told him I’m born and brought up in Mumbai, and I’m not even a Punjabi. He said I was doing very well. So my first day will always remain special and memorable.”
Furthermore, The Family Man actor Sharib Hashmi further added, “I met SRK at the film’s premiere later. He met me very warmly. My wife is a huge fan, so when she met him, she got extremely excited. She still says she remembers his perfume (laughs). I also met him when I received the Screen Award for Filmistaan (2014). Shah Rukh Khan was hosting that segment, and when my name got announced, he said Sharib is a very good actor and my friend. Just hearing that from him is so special.”
The Family Man series boasted powerful performances from its cast and one of the notable characters was JK Talpade played by actor Sharib Hashmi. The actor not only received appreciation from fans but he was also praised by critics. He was seen alongside actors Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Akkineni, Priyamani, Seema Biswas, Darshan Kumar, and Sharad Kelkar, among others.