Prashant Walde - who has worked as a Khan lookalike since 2007 - spoke to Open Magazine about the incident, which took place while shooting an advert for a paint brand.
"It was a risky shot in the sense they wanted him to lie flat on his stomach with paint spilled all over his body and face. Risky, because his face was involved," Walde explained
"That's when they asked me if I would do it. They assured me they had prepared the mixture with great care and that it would be easy to remove."
However, during the filming, the pipe in which Walde was breathing though collapsed and his air supply was temporarily cut off.
"But I stuck on," he added "Finally, when the production gestured 'thumbs up', I was proud to have done my job well."
As well as working as a professional double for the Bollywood star, Walde has also stood in for Khan in a few brief scenes in Om Shanti Om and Don 2.
Walde said that the high point of his career has been when Khan has taken notice of his work.
"Shah Rukh knows me by name. How many people can make that claim? If I were to become Prashant Walde again, it would be like dying in oblivion," he said.