Another feather in his cap, Shah Rukh Khan has made it to the Indian Sign Language Dictionary among 10,000 words—including online banking, carpooling, and Deaflympics—that have been added by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. To make the sign for the actor's name, one must hold the fingers of their right hand in the shape of a gun and tapping twice about the heart.
In 2018, the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Center (ISLRTC) launched the first edition of the Indian Sign Language dictionary with 3000 terms, which included the names of celebrities such as Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, and Priyanka Chopra. The dictionary has been released in a bulky print form, as well as in a DVD format.
Shah Rukh Khan's fans took to Twitter to share the news, and said, "#SRK is mentioned in the Indian Sign Language dictionary with 10,000 words, launched by Narendra Modi. After being known by his trademark pose, the king of hearts gets a sign to be called out by a special, disabled person." Take a look at how to convey the actor's name through sign language below.
23rd September has been chosen as the International Day of Sign Languages, because the World Federation of the Deaf was established on this day, back in 1951. On the work front, Shah Rukh Khan has begun shooting for his next film under director Rajkumar Hirani's guidance. Penned by Rajkumar Hirani, Kanika Dhillon, and Abhijat Joshi, the comedy film is set against the backdrop of immigration and is flavoured with Hirani’s unique style of storytelling.
Shah Rukh Khan will also be seen in Sidharth Anand’s film Pathan—alongside Deepika Padukone and John Abraham—which is all set to hit the theatres in 2022.