On September 3, 13,000 people filled the cavernous arena at Gwinnett Center to capacity. Bhavesh, Tejal, Kishan, and BhaveshÃÂs brother Rupesh drove in from Dalton. Bhavesh was carrying a printout from Yahoo! Maps in his pocket. When Tejal asked him why he was holding on to the piece of paper, Bhavesh replied, ÃÂYou never know. I might go onstage and meet Shah Rukh Khan. Then IÃÂll get an autograph for Kishan.ÃÂ A week before the concert, Bhavesh had told Tejal that he had a dream that he was dancing onstage with Shah Rukh. Tejal had laughed and remarked that there was no way that was going to happen.
They were seated twelve rows away from the stage. As part of the act, Shah Rukh selected two audience members to do a routine with him. A girl who had won a raffle contest was called first. Then Shah Rukh announced that he was looking for a man who could dance. Something came over Bhavesh. He told Tejal that he had a crazy idea that was likely to embarrass her. Tejal, by then giddy with the glamour, said she didnÃÂt care. So Bhavesh, who weighs 200 pounds and is five foot nine inches tall, stood on his seat and started to do the Bhangra, a robust North Indian dance. Shah Rukh pointed at him and said, ÃÂYou, over there, come onstage.ÃÂ
The realization that he was actually going to dance on a stage with Shah Rukh Khan didnÃÂt sink in immediately. Bhavesh stood still on his chair, confused. Was Shah Rukh calling to him or someone else? Tejal yelled, ÃÂGo before they call someone else!ÃÂ Bhavesh ran. His legs were moving, but his mind wasnÃÂt fully alert. He was in shock. Bhavesh clambered up onstage, panting, holding his heart, overcome by the intensity of emotions rushing through him. Tejal thought he was going to start crying.