Director Zoya Akhtar expresses her keen desire to collaborate with Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan, emphasizing the importance of finding the perfect film and role for the superstar.
Bollywood’s King Khan, Shah Rukh, is a doting father who has always been protective of his children. And like every father, he finds his daughter prettiest in the world.
At the ongoing 24th Kolkata International Film Festival, when West Bengal’s brand ambassador Shah Rukh Khan was quizzed about running into controversies for endorsing fairness creams, he spoke about how he was never the “best-looking guy”.
“So how can I belittle someone on any of these seven-eight aspects? My wife, my children, I am all normal people and by saying so, I would be abusing my entire family. I’m a lower-middle-class guy with none of these trappings. The only thing that must have worked for me is honesty. But look at me now; because of my stardom, I’m good looking also; I’ve become a poster boy! What joke is that? I used to have posters of Cheryl Ladd and Clint Eastwood in my room. I never thought main Cheryl Ladd ban jaunga ya toh main Clint Eastwood ban jaunga. That aspect was never a part of my life,” he added.
Further talking about the discrimination against people on the basis of the colour of their skin, the actor talked about his daughter Suhana and said, “I’ll be honest; my daughter is sanwli (dusky), but she’s the most beautiful girl in the world. And nobody can tell me otherwise.”
Suhana also graced the August issue of Vogue magazine, about which the cautious father said, “I hope it is not taken as an entitlement because she happens to be Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter but I hope it is seen as a responsibility that Suhana now has. I will be proud of her when she is proud of herself and the job that she does and Insha Allah, she will do that.”
On the work front, the actor will next be seen in Anand L Rai’s Zero which also stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. The film is slated to release on December 21, 2018.