SRK has decided to take his birthday celebrations easy after the recent demise of his mentor Yash Chopra
Shah Rukh Khan turns 47 today. However the Bollywood star is not keen on a high-profile party to celebrate the occasion. Though he is not known for throwing glamorous birthday bashes, this decision has a lot to do with the passing away of his mentor and filmmaker Yash Chopra last week.
SRK states, `I'm planning to work that's all I know at least during the daytime. Besides, it has never been a special day for me. Of course, I'll make sure that I thank all my well-wishers from radio stations and newspapers, as usual.`
Speaking about his many fans who throng his residence Mannat on special days, the actor says, `It has become a thing now. Every single year, I see people arriving with cakes and cards. It's a simple joy. But I wake up late, so maybe I should set up a shamiana for them to help them avoid the sun. It's a humbling experience to greet people.`
He may or may not spend the day with the who's who of the industry, but the actor rues how the media is always there at his home to capture every moment of the day. `It's funny how I end up celebrating my birthdays with them! In fact, whether there be a party or not, I somehow spend this particular day with the media. Isn't that sad?` quips SRK.
Interestingly, SRK's 21st wedding anniversary fell just four days after Chopra's departure and as expected, the event turned out to be subdued. `With what happened, you don't feel like celebrating and making noise. That night, Adi (Aditya Chopra) even asked me to go out for dinner with Gauri but you know how it feels like... having lost someone so close to your heart, ` he sums up.
Needless to mention, Shah Rukh Khan shared a strong bond with Yash Chopra and it's more so evident when you ask him about a the most memorable moment he spent with his father-like figure. `Strange as it is, we rarely discussed a scene or a shot.
On the contrary, we spoke about life in general. The most beautiful thing he ever said to me was 'Of all the people I know, you love women in the most respectful way. I've known you for so long. I can't be wrong about this'. That was heartening.`
Happy Birthday SRK, says Bollywood
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan turns 47 Friday and the B-town wishes the "most energetic person" a very happy birthday.
Celebrities like Karan Johar, Dia Mirza, Tusshar Kapoor and many more took to Twitter to extend their greetings to him.
This is what they wrote:
Karan Johar: To the man who made the nation fall in love Shah Rukh Khan! Happy birthday! All my love always!
Riteish Deshmukh: Wishing Shah Rukh Khan, the man who made me feel that falling in love is the greatest thing in the world, a very Happy Birthday. Love you. Huge hug.
Anubhav Sinha: Very few beings will be cited as events in the history of cinema. You are one of those. Happy Birthday Shah Rukh Khan.
Vivek Oberoi: A very happy birthday to the one and only Shah Rukh Khan. Loads of love brother, may the almighty bless you with health and happiness, always!
Tusshar Kapoor: Here's wishing the most energetic personality, Shah Rukh Khan, super duper happiness on his birthday! Baar baar din yeh aaye!
Shreyas Talpade: Wishing my dear friend 'omi' Shah Rukh Khan a very very happy birthday. You are a superstar and will forever remain one.
Aftab Shivdasani: Shah Rukh Khan wishing you a very happy birthday bhai jaan (brother)! Love, peace and light to you and the family!
Ehsaan Noorani: Shah Rukh Khan happy birthday brother.
Neha Dhupia: Happy birthday Shah Rukh Khan.
Dia Mirza: The little girl in Hyderabad, who watched DDLJ ("Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge") multiple times, never imagined she would actually meet let alone be a part of the same frame as Shah Rukh Khan. Thank you for making so many moments so magical for me! Happy Birthday.