Hollywood actor discovers 'Gerua' plane from Dilwale, Shah Rukh fans go into frenzy


Hollywood actor Patrick J. Adams little did he know that a causal snap during his vacation in Iceland would attract a significant amount of attention to his Instagram account from Bollywood fans.

Adams posted a picture in appreciation of a music band that he met in Iceland. But Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, unintentionally, stole the thunder from the post. The wreckage of the plane sitting on a scenic black sand beach stuck a chord with fans of the Dilwale star, who went into a tizzy tagging, commenting and liking the post.

The plane was featured in Gerua song from Dilwale starring Shah Rukh and Kajol. The song is the first romantic number in the film featuring the ever-green Bollywood jodi, who also made an onscreen comeback after a gap of five years.

Shah Rukh and Kajol are also credited for making Switzerland a dream destination to travel for millions of India with their all-time blockbuster Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Now Sólheimasandur’s black sandy beach in the south of Iceland has became a favorite destination for travel and honeymoon, courtesy Shah Rukh.

Many in comment of the post said that they were under the impression that plane was a work of special effects. But now that they know that it exist, the destination has become part of people's travel bucket list.

The US Navy plane which has a history, is now being called 'Gerua' plane by Bollywood fans.

Probably, inspired by the response to his first post, Adams, who plays Mike Ross on popular US TV show Suits, shared another picture of the plane from a different angle. And the latest post has been getting more like than the previous one.

A United States Navy airplane aka C-47 SkyTrain aka “Dakota” was forced to land on black sandy beach on Nov 24, 1973. The crew survived the landing and the airplane’s remains still lies at the crash site making it an attractive location for filmmakers across the world.

Pop star Justin Bieber's I'll Show You music video was shot around beautiful locales of Iceland, including the popular plane crash site.

But Bieber was not able to generate the level of buzz around the “Dakota” crash site that Shah Rukh has managed.

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