Brett Ratner is groovin' to Bollywood, with the help of Shah Rukh Khan.
The Rush Hour director and the Bollywood star interacted over the weekend at the San Francisco International Film Festival where Khan was among this year's honorees. The duo shared the stage after the screening of Khan's 2010 film My Name Is Khan.
The Hollywood-meets-Bollywood encounter turned into a dance session when Khan offered to teach Ratner some moves. In a short clip posted by Ratner on his Instagram account, the director is seen following Khan's lead to the popular song "Lungi Dance" from Khan's 2013 hit film Chennai Express. "Inspiring, humble, a great dancer, and smells great too!!," Ratner wrote.
The collaboration between the two could one day turn into a bigger one, with the Hindustan Times newspaper reporting that Ratner expressed an interest in casting Khan in the next Rush Hour film if it ever gets made. When asked if he could be part of the cast of what would be the fourth installment of the franchise, Khan said: "Yes, whenever he (Ratner) has a film," and added: "He asked me, 'What role should I pen you in?' And I said, 'it can be whichever role and I'll do it.'"
Khan also said that even if he is not cast, he would still like to see Rush Hour leads Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker "shoot in India because Rush Hour is all over the world. .. And it's high time that such a wonderful and beautiful action-comedy film came to India. I'll get involved in some way or the other. I'll do the production for him (Ratner) if I am not acting."
Ratner is not new to connecting with Bollywood. Back in 2010, he worked on a special edit of Bollywood romance Kites aimed at mainstream U.S. audiences. The original, directed by Anurag Basu, starred top actor Hrithik Roshan and Mexican actress Barbara Mori and was filmed in the U.S. and Mexico.
In addition to Khan, this year's San Francisco festival honorees include late director James Ivory (A Room With a View) and Ethan Hawke. The festival, which opened April 5, concludes Wednesday.
Watch the video of Khan teaching Ratner some Bollywood moves below.
With #KingKhan @iamsrk doing the #LungiDance during the @sffilm Inspiring, humble, a great dancer, and smells great too!!
A post shared by Brett Ratner (@brettrat) on Apr 14, 2017 at 11:17pm PDT