Shahrukh Khan will be celebrating his 20th wedding anniversary October 25 without his wife. The actor will be working on that day. He is shooting with Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani and Lara Dutta for Don 2 in Berlin, Germany. However, on his birthday November 2 King Khan will have the company of his loved ones.
Two days before his birthday, SRK will fly to Rome for a special screening of My Name Is Khan (MNIK) at the international film festival being held in the Italian capital. His wife Gauri and children Aryan and Suhana, as well as friend Karan Johar will join him there.
On a break
While Shahrukh has requested a three-day break from his producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar to visit Rome for the film festival and celebrate his birthday with his family, KJo is taking a short break from shooting his TV show Koffee With Karan 3 to be there. Later, the group will travel back to Berlin together where KJo and Gauri have planned a party with close friends (the cast and crew of Don 2).
Karan confirms, "We are excited that MNIK will be shown at the international film festival in Rome. Post-November, the film will be released in theatres across Italy for the first time. After the screening, all of us will fly down to Berlin to bring in Shahrukh's birthday. While I will leave after that to spend Diwali with my mom in India, Gauri and the kids will stay back in Berlin to celebrate Diwali with Shahrukh."
What gift has he planned for SRK? He laughs, "Haven't decided as yet. What can I give a man like Shahrukh barring unconditional love?" And of course the fact that MNIK is the Hindi film which has grossed the most internationally, till now. According to trade circles, MNIK has grossed over 22 million US dollars.
Karan adds, "When I was making it, I knew it was a global film which had a humanitarian message that would penetrate deep and wide and prick many people's conscience. I am gratified that it has achieved that."