Producer Ahmed and wife Shaira with their two sons, Azaan (9) and Subhaan (3), shifted into a 6BHK terrace apartment on the 33rd floor in an Andheri high-rise last month.
Khan claims that while his elder son is a fan of his actor-friend, Shak is a fan of his younger son. He says, "Yes, he planned my son's bedroom entirely. Subhaan's birthday is in December and Shahid told us that he wanted to design Subhaan's bedroom. While Shaira and I were planning to do the interior design ourselves, Shahid roped in an architect-cum-interior designer for us."
Poring over books
Ahmed says the actor has invested a lot of time and energy to design his beta's room. "He sat over various interior design books and took a month to come up with the final design. Shahid has given the kamraa lots of bright colours like green, yellow and orange." Shak also put his favourite cartoon character Spongebobs Squarepants on one of the walls.
Ahmed says Azaan watches all of Shahid's films. "He started crying while watching Paathshaala. He thought it would be a happy, funny film but turned out to be a serious one. Of course, I am very happy with my film. It was made at a budget of only 9.5 crore and has already grossed Rs.10.5 crore worldwide. In five days, the distributors will recover all their money. Shahid loves children and I guess it's his connect with them that has made the small-budget film recover its cost. The entire film was shot in one school."