Bollywood King Khan, Shah Rukh Khan is known for his lavish lifestyle but the actor doesn't resort it to just his personal life, he makes sure people who are close to him also enjoy the same lavishness. Shah Rukh Khan's costly gifts to his pals has become a norm in Bollywood now but for us middle class fans it is still a big deal.
Recently when his upcoming movie Happy New Year's director Farah Khan met with an accident, Shah Rukh lent her his Volkswagen. And suddenly one day he gave the director a call and surprised her with a brand new black, top-class Mercedes. Speaking on the matter, Farha said, "Shah Rukh called me at his office and said he wanted to show me something. He usually gifts me things when we wrap up a shoot, but "Happy New Year" is far from over. We'll be shooting till June. So I did not see this gift coming."
This is not the first time SRK has given such an expensive gift to his friends. Earlier in February, the actor gifted his "Happy New Year" co-star Abhishek Bachchan a Harley Davidson worth approximately 12.5 lakhs. The present was delivered to his residence in Juhu, Mumbai. Lets take a look at some of SRK's expensive gifts to his pals...
Rajnikanth had done a day's work on Ra.One. Shah Rukh gifted the BMW 7 Series sedan worth Rs 1 crore in return. Rajinikanth, however, refused to take the car, as he only travels in his Premiere Padmini, the first car the superstar bought.
To Farah Khan
The superstar bought his Happy New Year director Farah Khan a Mercedes SUV because he had apparently crashed her old car. During the release of their first film together, Main Hoon Na, SRK had gifted her a Hyundai Terracan SUV. During Om Shanti Om's release, he gifted her a white Mercedes Benz E Class.
To Abhishek Bachchan
His co-star in Happy New Year, Abhishek Bachchan received a bike that approximately cost Rs 12.5 lakh. It seemed to be a return gift for Abhishek, who had earlier gifted SRK a bicycle. Abhi tweeted, "@iamsrk: They say on a cycle the passenger is the engine....so is true in life.- unless it's a HARLEY!!!!! THANK YOU for the coolest present."
To Rohit Shetty
Shah Rukh Khan gifted his Chennai Express director Rohit Shetty an Ed Hardy bike on his 40th birthday. The superstar also organized a surprise party on the sets of the film.
To Katrina Kaif
Shah Rukh gifted her a fancy gym bag with a card that read, 'Have a great workout!'
To Priyanka Chopra
Knowing Priyanka Chopra's singing talent, Shah Rukh gifted her an acoustic guitar on her 28th birthday. He presented the guitar to her when she was shooting a cameo for his film, Ra.One.
To Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt also had a cameo in SRK's production Ra.One, and he received a bike worth Rs 15 lakh for it. Reportedly when Shah Rukh approached Dutt for a cameo in the film, he immediately agreed but refused to discuss the payment. Touched, he bought an Italian model bike that Dutt was inquiring about.
To Arjun Rampal
Arjun Rampal also got a BMW 7 Series worth Rs 1 crore. Unfortunately, their friendship took a dip when the film failed at the box office.
To Malaika Arora Khan
Malaika Arora Khan received a gift hamper from him after she did a cameo in Om Shanti Om. The hamper contained flowers, a Tag Heuser watch and a cell phone.
To Anubhav Sinha
SRK gifted his Ra. One director, Anubhav Sinha a BMW 7 Series sedan worth Rs 1 crore.