Over the weekend, SRK posted this photo of himself with One Direction's former bandmate:
This kid is so cool. May Allah bless him. Dinner time at the Asian Awards. pic.twitter.com/l0gV12n0kv- Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 17, 2015
They met at the Asian Awards held in London, where SRK was awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema and Zayn for Outstanding Contribution to Music. It was the musician's first public engagement after he controversially quit One Direction mid-tour.
The number of retweets racked up by the selfie post is far in excess of last year's most retweeted Indian tweet - a post from Narendra Modi's account promising 'achhe din' after the general election results were announced on May 16. The then PM-in-waiting's message was retweeted 70,513 times.
The desi twitterverse still has to catch up with the videshi one. Ellen DeGeneres' star-studded Oscar selfie is still the most retweeted of all time with over three million retweets.