Shah Rukh Khan gets candid like never before in his latest tell-all interview
Shah Rukh Khan, naam to suna hi hoga. Of course, unless you have been living under the rock for the past twenty five odd years. This man is a lesson in himself, and wins hearts not only with his on-screen characters, but also with his charm and good-natured attitude, in real life.
It’s a delight and dream-come-true to interview such a man, and recently, at one such interview with GQ India, Shah Rukh Khan opened up like never before. From the bitter-sweet experiences of the past to the present when he rules, he shared aspects of his life that were yet unknown.
Here are some lines from the same interview that touched our hearts.
On taking a New Year fitness resolution
“I will be from January 5th. I’d say earlier, but on New Year’s I think I should be drinking.”
About the days when he did not have enough
“Don’t philosophise until you have been you’re rich first. I used to be poor, and I can tell you there is nothing romantic about it.”
On his love for cooking
“My family used to own restaurants, so there’s a part of me that’s quite servile. I’m learning how to cook Italian food; I can cook Pasta, Risotto, and Tiramasu right now. But what I really enjoy is serving people, and making sure they are well fed. I’m building a new kitchen so I can cook more.”
On musical inclinations
“A few years ago in Spain, I bought two really expensive guitars; one for me and one for my son Aryan, and told him that we should learn to play together. The good thing is that he has, and he’s pretty good. AbRam, my three-and-a-half-year-old, is musically inclined too. If I ever do learn the guitar, we could have our own boy band.”
On losing his parents at an early age
“I’m 51. I lost my dad when I was 14 or 15, and my mother when I was 25. That void can never be filled. If you lose your parents early, you have to grow up fast. You can’t play with toys. I play with my children’s toys now. I’m just a father who didn’t have toys.”