On March 5, London-based game developer Shahid Kamal Ahmad tweeted about randomly meeting Shah Rukh Khan six years ago.
Ahmad told BuzzFeed that he first had the chance to meet Khan while the latter was filming Ra.One.
During his interaction with Khan, Ahmad admits that he began to reassess how he lived his life. "I realised that I had developed the completely wrong model for life. I had become lazy and egotistical."
Ahmad said that meeting Khan changed his whole outlook on life, and made him want to be better.
"What I learned about the man from this meeting was that he is incredibly focussed, that every minute is accounted for, but when he is with you, he is with you, totally present. You have to understand, as an experienced guy with a big ego, that was difficult for me to admit. Every minute was accounted for, but he was not distracted in any of those minutes. That is when I learned that I didn’t know what it meant to be busy, and I didn’t know what it meant to be present, but Shah Rukh did," he added.
"From that point on, I knew that if I wanted to be successful, I had to work as hard as SRK, to live and be present in every moment like SRK, to be kind and courteous and humble and patient like SRK."
As soon as Ahmad tweeted his story, thousands of people began sharing the incident.
Shah Rukh Khan also reached out to Ahmad after the tweet went viral.
"I’d like to thank Shah Rukh for transforming my life from the lazy, arrogant guy I was to someone prepared to work harder than I imagined possible, to be kind, to listen, to be present and focussed and to live life with passion and an attitude of service," Ahmad told BuzzFeed.
Andre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.
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