The singer also spoke of his former One Direction bandmates, fondly recalling the experiences he shared with them as one-fifth of the world's biggest boy band."I'd also like to take this moment to thank four of the best guys that I ever met whilst being in the band and doing all the amazing things that I did. And I'm so happy that I could meet his mother and his sister so I can show off a bit. I'm too old for music groups, but whatever it is I think if you have the talent and if you have the gumption with all humility I think he's a great talent and I think he'll do very very well."The actor, who was recently filming in the UK for his next film titled Fan, even took a moment to pose for a selfie with Malik and producer Naughty Boy.
Some of the things that we did will stay with me for the rest of my life and I'm thankful for that."Malik ended his speech by saying: "Here's to the future."While the singer was met by crowds of screaming girls, he also found a fan in arguably the world's biggest superstar, Shah Rukh Khan. Accepting the award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema, Khan spoke to IBTimes UK of his own achievements in a career that has spanned 25 years and has won him recognition from the French government who bestowed him with their highest civilian honour and even had President Barack Obama quoting a line from one of the actor's hit movies. I don't understand where I am and where I'll end up and to be really honest with you, it doesn't bother me."To me what matters is that I can wake up in the morning and create one moment of goodness, happiness or entertainment that's all I want to do. I don't know how all this has happened," he said with characteristic humilty.
He said, “Well, our friendship has definitely grown a lot over the years.
I guess what we have off screen just translates in front of the camera.
According to Bollywood’s grapevine the actress, now also an international singing sensation, managed to strum the heart-strings of Bollywood’s King.
Speaking about their meeting he said: "I had my own fan-man moment when I went over to meet Zayn. What you do in the morning is just go out and work really hard and hope it turns out alright and you have to be really positive. I say this very often that my stardom belongs to most South East Asians who reside abroad who have made the Indian cinema and me known around the world.
He is kind and will always take care about the problems of his friends.
He is a person who is very easy to discuss and talk with. For me he is a very special human being.” Gauri Khan’s hubby dearest had something similar to say about his close pal Kajol.
The actress has made no secret of her fondness and admiration for SRK.
And this probably led to a head over heels infatuation for the superstar.