Kolkata: Describing Kolkata as his city, Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan on Monday said his "dadagiri" rules the roost in the eastern metropolis.
"As always, whenever I come here, from Mumbai, bringing my people, artistes, friends, I feel proud. I feel Kolkata is my city," the matinee idol said at a media conference on his maiden tour to promote his film "Dilwale".
Sitting beside the film's co-actor Kajol at a posh five star hotel, SRK recalled the love he got from the people at the airport.
"My 'dadagiri' rules the roost here. Throughout, at the airport Kajol was smiling that people here call me Khan dada," said the actor, who not only owns the Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders, but is also West Bengal's brand ambassador.
Shahrukh thanked the people for all the "love, respect, warmth, and acceptance" that he has received from the city and the state.
"And that is the reason I have started the tour from Kolkata."