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Burj Khalifa lights up for Shah Rukh Khan's birthday: 'It’s nice to see myself on the biggest screen in the world'

The Bollywood star celebrated his 55th birthday in Dubai

Dubai's Burj Khalifa marked Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's birthday with a light show.

The tallest building in the world lit up with the words, "Happy Birthday, Shah Rukh Khan," before the special projection played a montage of some of his most famous roles and labelled him the "King of Bollywood".

A video of the show was shared to Instagram alongside the caption: "#BurjKhalifa adds sparkle to the birthday celebration of the Baadshah of Bollywood! Happy birthday @iamsrk! #ShahRukhKhan"

The Jab Tak Hai Jaan star turned 55 on Monday, November 2, and he was in Dubai to celebrate.

The actor shared a photo of himself standing on a balcony, as his image was projected onto the Burj Khalifa in the background.

"It’s nice to see myself on the biggest and tallest screen in the world. My friend #MohamedAlabbar has me on the biggest screen even before my next film," Khan wrote on Instagram. "Thanks and love u all @burjkhalifa & @emaardubai. Being my own guest in Dubai ... my kids [are] mighty impressed and [I am] loving it!"

Khan is dad to three children, Aryan, 22, Suhana, 20, and AbRam, 7.

His caption references his #BeMyGuest series of videos for Dubai Tourism, in which he is seen enjoying many of the city's different attractions, including The Dubai Fountain and a Hatta day trip.

This is not the first time the Burj Khalifa has paid tribute to Khan. It also lit up for his birthday in 2019.

"Thanks for making me shine so bright," the Bollywood star wrote on Twitter last year. "Your love and kindness is unsurpassable. Wow! This is really the tallest I have ever been. Love [you] Dubai. It’s my birthday and I’m the guest!"

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Updated: November 3, 2020 12:13 PM

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