"The University is to host a visit by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Thursday 15 October. The actor, one of Bollywood's most popular stars, will give a public lecture at the University's New College," said a note on the university's official website.

Professor Charlie Jeffery, University of Edinburgh Senior Vice-Principal, said they had "very strong" ties with India and were delighted "to welcome one of the most outstanding stars of world cinema."

The 49-year-old "Chennai Express" star has not directly commented but re-tweeted a post shared by the official account of Edinburgh University, "Tickets now available for publictalk by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan."


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