Shah Rukh Khan her 'childhood love'
Malaysian actress-singer Kilafairy had Bollywood movie nights with her cousin when she was growing up.
Armed with three boxes of tissues each time, the ardent Shah Rukh Khan fan would laugh and weep her way through some of his top films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) and Devdas (2002).
Imagine her shock when her Bollywood idol posted a tweet of thanks, saying that Warna Cinta, her duet with local singer Aliff Aziz, "sounds good".
Warna Cinta is a Malay version of Gerua, off Khan's film Dilwale.
The song, she said, is featured as a bonus track on the film's soundtrack.
The 23-year-old, whose real name is Syakila Nisha Jangir Khan, told The New Paper in an e-mail interview yesterday: "This is definitely one of the most exciting things that has happened to me. I'm still in shock. It's a dream come true."
Kilafairy, who said she has been singing Bollywood songs since she was seven, added that she looked to Khan to improve her acting.
"I learn the ways of acting from his films, as well as a few other Hindi films. I feel they have the best actors," she said.
Known as Malaysia's Angelina Jolie lookalike, Kilafairy said it is her dream to meet her "childhood love" one day.
"I adore Shah Rukh's acting. He is pure talent. I want to meet him and get some acting tips," she said.
She hopes, too, to one day star opposite Khan himself.
"Being able to work on the same project with Shah Rukh would be a dream come true. It would be more than enough," she said.