He had once before faced Amitabh Bachchan on the hot seat but much water has flown under the bridge since then.
It was the first season of Kaun Banega Crorepati and Shah Rukh Khan was just another star Star Plus had roped in for a special episode.
But now, news is that the star -- who since then has hosted a season of the popular show himself, before Bachchan took over again and has often been compared to the Big B for his hosting skills -- will once again face the famous baritone in the Diwali special episode.
The show is possibly leaving no stone unturned to make the show a glittering affair this festive season. It also helps that SRK's much-ambitious Ra.One will be releasing at the same time.
While we sent messages to both Bachchan and Khan, at the time of writing, they hadn't reverted though a reliable show insider tells us it's going to be a clash of the two hosts indeed for the first time on KBC.
The show, which has been only soaring since it went on air over a month ago and took Sony Entertainment Television to the Number Two slot on the GEC charts, is said to be trying every trick in the book to upstage the current ruling channel, Star Plus. Getting SRK to face Bachchan could well be the right step in that direction.