Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is currently in India on an eight-day visit to Mumbai and is put up at the Hilton Towers. The Rawalpindi Express visited the Haji Ali dargah on his arrival to the city. Soon after on Monday night he met Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan at his Bandstand bungalow, Mannat. An avid cricket fan and the owner of the Kolkata IPL team, Shah Rukh has a huge liking for Shoaib’s game.

And now a well-placed source in the industry, close to Shoaib, informs us, “Shoaib visited Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan at his residence last night. They had dinner together and were chatting for around 45 minutes”. There is buzz that Shoaib is quite keen to enter the world of Bollywood. But since he is quite unaware of the field and doesn’t really know how to start about, he has been trying to set his foothold in Bollywood by meeting up with superstars who are close to him. Both Salman and Shah Rukh seem to be supporting him in Bollywood.


The source adds, “Shoaib is also keen to meet Sanjay Dutt now. He has already had a word with Sanju when he landed in Mumbai. They might meet anytime soon”.

Shoiab’s tryst in Bollywood started when he was offered the title role by Mahesh Bhatt in Gangster . But he declined the offer at that time. Some days back he reportedly signed a Hindi film opposite Hanshika Motwani titled Main Aur Meri Himmat .