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Banarasi ‘paan’ named after Shah Rukh Khan!

TAP | Updated: August 2, 2017

Varanasi, Aug 02: When superstar Shah Rukh Khan grooved to the song ‘Khaike Paan Banaraswala’ in 2011 film “Don 2” little did he know that seven years later he will have a ‘paan’ named after him.
During his recent trip to the city of temples to promote his new film “Jab Harry Met Sejal”, Shah Rukh visited 70- year-old ‘Tambulam Paan Shop’ along with his co-star Anushka Sharma and director Imtiaz Ali and tasted the famous ‘Banarasi paan’, much to the delight of shopkeeper, Satish Kumar.
The superstar’s visit has piqued the interest of customers, who are now thronging the shop to taste the ‘paan’ that SRK savoured.
And in an effort to make the most of this popularity, Satish has rechristened the ‘meetha paan’ as ‘Shah Rukh Khan’ and is selling it for Rs 35.
“Jab Harry Met Sejal” will hit theatres this Friday. PTI