“I remember when a fireplace was put up, the guys used to go behind the fireplace to smoke and put out the fire. That's how I also started smoking and it is not my fault. It has (this habit) got all to do with theatre," Mid Day quoted the actor as saying.
King Khan however said that he loves theatre and would like to return again. “I belong to theatre. I started off doing a lot of stage in Delhi... first small time and then a little on the streets. Always the desire was to be a theatre actor. I used to work with John Barry and even Sheilaji - a lot of wonderful producers, directors. We used to go out and perform in small little theatres and on stages," he added.
Everybody knows that Shahrukh Khan is a chain smoker and he has run into trouble a few times in the past because of the habit. And now, he has blamed his early days in theatre for the bad habit. He said that he started smoking during his theatre days.