David Letterman, the longest-running late night host ever (33 years) took retirement back in 2015. Not long before he pounced back, this time on Netflix, the online streaming platform, with a special called ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman’ and guess what? Our own Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan is all set to appear on the show for a stand alone special.
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, engaged in a candid interview with American talk show host David Letterman. He went on to say that he was thrilled and honoured to share his story with one of the most famous talk show personalities, he had watched David Letterman's late-night talk show for years and was a huge fan of his style of interviewing.
He went on to add that “this is on Netflix is even more special - I'm working with the team on various projects and it's always been exciting partnering with them”
Shah Rukh took to Twitter, where he shared a behind the scenes shot of him and Letterman.
The show will be presented as a stand alone special on Netflix and combines two interests for which Letterman is known for: in-depth conversations with extraordinary people and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humour.
After interviewing SRK in front of a live audience, Letterman said: "The best part of this job that Netflix has been happy to provide for me is to meet people. And after each one of these sessions I think to myself, it is a very smart, very lovely person from whom I have learned things. You would maybe be at the top of that list."
He has hosted the first season of the series featuring names such as former US President Barack Obama, actor George Clooney, Pakistan Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, hip-hop star Jay-Z, actress Tina Fey and radio producer Howard Stern.
The second season will include conversations between Letterman and Kanye West, Ellen Degeneres, Tiffany Haddish, Lewis Hamilton and Melinda Gates.
But, this stand- alone with Shah Rukh Khan will be a special for us because the last time David Letterman, one of the biggest late night show hosted a Bollywood star it was Aishwarya Rai in 2005 on his TV Show.