Shah Rukh Khan to meet Malala Yousafzai


LONDON: MUMBAI: Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan said that it would be a privilege to meet Pakistan’s Nobel laureate and education campaigner Malala Yousafzai. The Indian star was responding to a tweet by Malala who invited Khan to talk at Oxford University.

Shah Rukh Khan, on Sunday, responded to Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai when he was invited to Oxford University recently, a local publication reported. The principal of the prestigious institution, Alan Rusbridger, requested Khan to pay a visit to Oxford on Twitter and wrote, “Can we tempt you to (visit) Oxford University to talk to our students at Lady Margaret Hall( at the campus)? They love you.” To which, the 21-year-old, who has started her second academic year at the university, responded, “Still waiting!”

The multi-award winner wrote back to Malala, “Most certainly would love to do it. Meeting you will be a privilege.” He then added, “Will put my team to schedule it sooner than soon.” If met, Khan will be the latest addition to the string of celebs Malala has met. Last year, the activist met another global icon Priyanka Chopra, who was in absolute awe of her.

The former Miss World wrote to Malala, “Oh Malala, no words will be enough. I can’t believe I met you! You’re just a young girl with so much heart and such achievements. So proud.” “I could write a novel about how smart, incredible, inspiring, encouraging and funny this young woman is,” wrote Priyanka. “But I will keep it brief. Malala, you are an undeniable force to be reckoned with. The world knows that. You are a role model to all the girls and boys that want to make this world a better place for the future,” she further wrote.