"During 'Om Shanti Om' whatever I saw Shah Rukh doing has left a very lasting impression on me. For me, that was a certain kind of a textbook, not just in terms of production, but also in terms of mounting a particular film, publicity and marketing," Shreyas told reporters  on Tuesday at the unveiling of the poster of his second Marathi production - "Poshter Boys".

"We went everywhere possible and we did everything possible and Shah Rukh himself was involved in each and every activity. So yes, he has been a huge inspiration in my life, not only as an actor but also as a producer," added the 37-year-old, who played SRK's on screen friend in the 2007 super hit reincarnation drama, produced under SRK's Red Chillies Entertainment banner.

Shreyas, who had earlier produced the Marathi film "Sanai Chaughade", will star in another Marathi movie "Baji", in which he will be seen as a superhero. He has also been part of hit Hindi movies such as "Iqbal", "Welcome To Sajjanpur", "Golmaal 3" and "Housefull 2".