Aakash Pillay, a devoted fan of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, embarked on a remarkable quest to meet him.

Taking inspiration from YouTuber Fidias Panayiutou’s quest to meet and hug billionaire Elon Musk, Pillay began his extraordinary challenge. He placed a simple placard placed outside SRK’s home that bore the words: “Waiting for SRK”. He began documenting his daily experiences on Instagram, beginning with Day 1, where he almost met Karan Johar and Aryan Khan.

On days when SRK was away at events, Pillay decided to adopt different approaches to meet him. He explored leads at Red Chillies Entertainment, left messages with people connected to SRK, and searched for other contact information.

After 33 days, Pillay’s efforts paid off as he was reached by someone from SRK’s team, culminating in his long-awaited meeting with the Bollywood actor.

He took to Instagram to share a picture of their meeting, captioning it, “gar kisi cheez ko poori shiddat se chaaho, toh poori kaaynaat use tumse milaane ki saazish mein lagg jaati hai” (If you desire something with all your heart, the entire universe conspires to make it happen for you).”

He also took to Instagram Reels to share all the steps leading to this spectacular encounter.

Pillay didn’t just get to meet SRK; he also got the chance to become a social media sensation. During this past month, his Instagram followers skyrocketed. Currently, his follower count stands at 131k, and will almost definitely get even better from here.

Pillay has also been the talk of several famous news channels, including India Today, the Hindustan Times, the Quint, News18 and the Money Control, all of whom were impressed by his steadfast efforts and eventual success.