The Shah Rukh Khan starrer Fan released on April 15th and is garnering positive responses from audiences as well as critics. Shah Rukh plays two roles in the film: a superstar and his fan. The fan goes by the name Gaurav Channa. And as it turns out, the character of Gaurav was inspired by a real life fan and SRK just thanked the fan in question.

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Shah Rukh recently told HT that certain mannerisms of Gaurav were inspired by his real life fan, Deepak Kalra.

SRK said, “Deepak said a dialogue to me and the way he spoke impressed me. I have used a few personality traits of his for Gaurav’s character in Fan, especially the way he makes the sound of opening a bottle’s cap and kissing towards the end.”

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King Khan thanked his fan for being his inspiration, “He was really inspiring. Thank you Deepak, may God bless you”.

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TRIVIA: Deepak Kalra appears in the beginning of FAN, where he is seen as a comic Superman.

If you haven't seen the movie already, watch out for him!