'He came like a hero and left like a super-hero.'
Hrithik Roshan's flash visit to Patna on Tuesday, July 16, had one big surprise moment.
It was when Hrithik bent down and touched Anand Kumar's feet in full public view, eliciting oohs aahs and wah wahs of all of Patna's drooling fans who had gathered at Patna's Hotel Maurya for a glimpse and a selfie with the star.
Hrithik plays Anand Kumar in his new film Super 30.
Anand Kumar, who received Hrithik at Patna airport and was with the star throughout his short stay in Bihar's capital, couldn't control his emotions.
"Hrithikji's Patna visit was long due. He came like a hero and left like a super-hero," Anand Kumar tells Subhash K Jha.
Anand says he was overwhelmed by Hrithik's gesture of respect towards him.
"He said it was Guru Purnima and on this occasion when all students honour their teachers, he wanted to touch my feet. And he did!" says Anand Kumar.
"For such a big star to show such humility, kindness and generosity is rare. If he says I am his guru, then I say I'm Hrithik Roshan's fan. I want to thank him for taking my story to every corner of the world."
In Patna, Hrithik didn't stop singing praises of Anand Kumar. He did admit to Patna residents though that he didn't know about Anand before he signed the film.
Says Anand, "Hrithikji said after spending two years of his life playing my character he felt he was a Bihari in his last life."