The actor, who played Raj Koothrappali on the sitcom from 2007 to 2019, was invited to Buckingham Palace with his wife in order to celebrate the start of UK-India Year of Culture.
Pretty cool, right?
However, coming face to face with Her Maj, Kunal admitted that he found himself pretty starstruck by the whole situation.
‘We went to London to meet the Queen, and I was playing it off as “whatever,” but I was actually very nervous inside,’ he admitted.
‘As soon as she enters, I begin to have the worst panic attack of my life. I start thinking: “Oh, there’s the Queen. I’m going to faint. Why am I going to faint? I’ve never fainted in my life.’”
Despite their meeting only lasting seconds, the 38-year-old still managed to embarrass himself when it came to actually speaking to the monarch, accidentally telling her: ‘Nice to see you again.’
Don’t worry Kunal, we’re sure the Queen has heard worse…
With The Big Bang Theory ending in May, fans had expressed their concern for Kunal after the actor took a four month long hiatus from social media immediately following the show’s ending.
However, the star made his return in October to mark the beginning of Diwali and has since used his platform to get seriously deep and philosophical about the world.
Sharing a black and white picture of himself on Instagram, the star opened up on self-care.
‘Take a pause from what you’re doing right now, and be aware of what you’re feeding your mind in this moment,’ he wrote to his 2.5million followers.
‘If it is a negative thought about yourself replace it with a positive one, if it is a judgmental thought about someone else make it one of understanding and compassion, if it is me against the world, replace it with union with the universe…’
The actor continued: ‘If you practice this regularly you’ll realise how much junk food you are putting in your mind and you’ll start to feed it better.’
Wise words indeed.
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