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Everybody Couldn't Stop Talking About This Woman In SRK's Pune Selfie, So We Found Her

"I hope [Shah Rukh Khan] has noticed this. That would be the cherry on top for me."

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And the friend got us in touch with SRK's show-stealer. This is Saima Hussain, a third-year student at the Symbiosis Institute of Design.

Saima Hussain

She's 21, originally from Srinagar, and is currently in Pune for the duration of her course.


We talked to Hussein about what it's like to be internet famous. "Surreal," she told us. She was alerted by her best friend about her online stardom. "I thought she was joking at first but then I started getting calls and messages from everyone."

Hussein doesn't know if SRK has seen her in the selfie but hopes he will. "Of course I hope he has noticed this. That would be the cherry on top for me."

Saima Hussain

She explained that she helped manage the festival that Khan attended in Pune. "I didn’t expect to be in the front row because of the insane number of people present. My friend helped me get through the crowd and I was lucky that the heads for the fest were allowed to stand in the front row," she added.

Hussain had done a few fashion projects in college, but never thought of herself as a model, even though many commenters thought her to be so. "For now, I’m focusing on getting done with my degree," she said.

Saima Hussain

She also said she now gets lots of people randomly trying to talk to her, and she has no idea how to deal with it. "I never saw this coming. I’m still pretty overwhelmed to be honest."


This post has been updated to include information about how BuzzFeed and Saima were put in touch.

Andre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.

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