Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, an ardent fan of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, plans to watch the cricket legend's second last Test innings at Kolkata on Saturday.
The actor is banned from entering the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai (following an alleged scuffle with the ground staff there during the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League) and will thus try and catch Tendulkar in action in the ongoing first Test against the West Indies at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
"I will go on November 10. I am going to Kolkata for a film festival and I will try and attend the Test match there. I will see if I can reach, land up there and wish him," Shah Rukh said.
"There are some places (read Wankhede stadium) where they don't allow even Shah Rukh Khan to go. You wait three hours for me out of love, there are people who don't want me," he added.
Earlier, Shah Rukh had expressed disappointment over the announcement of Tendulkar's retirement.
'When I heard about it I was in Australia... I learnt about it a little late... I felt bad. He has taken the decision as he understands sports better. He did a lot for cricket. He should take rest, relax and enjoy with family,' the actor had said.
Image: Sachin Tendulkar and Shah Rukh Khan
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