Well, here is a surprising news for Shahrukh Khan fans. More importantly for six crore Kannadigas. Yes, our Bollywood superstar used to speak Kannada at one point of time. We are not saying this but the King Khan, who is fully charged up for the release of his prestigious film Chennai Express, has himself opened up on the same.
As we all know, Shahrukh Khan has a strong South connection. He
had revealed before that his mother was working in Bangalore. But
little less we know about his past, his stay in Mangalore and
family's strong connection with Karnataka. Speaking to a leading
daily, he has revealed about his interesting past.
In his words, Shahrukh Khan's mother used to speak all four major South Indian languages (Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam). His grandpa was working in Mangalore Port as the Karnataka State Chief Engineer, who was the first Oxford-educated engineer. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
How many of you know about Shahrukh Khan's birthplace? Well,
people does not know that he was born in Mangalore!
Brought Up In Mangalore
Yes, Shahrukh Khan himself has said that he was born in
Mangalore. "I was born and brought up in Mangalore till the age of
five," the Times of India quoted the actor as saying.
His Grandpa Looked After Him
Circumstances made his parents bring him up at his grandfather's
place in Mangalore. His maternal aunts and his nani looked after
him till he was five.
When Shahrukh Khan Used To Speak In Kannada
During his stay in Mangalore, Shahrukh Khan used to speak in
Kannada. The actor was conversing with the local language with his
The End Of Kannada Speaking Days
However, his mother took him back with her when he was five as
she missed him badly. And it was the end of his Kannada speaking
Shahrukh Spoke A Few Sentences In Kannada
Well, Shahrukh Khan had spoken a few sentences in Kannada in
Bangalore during one of the promotional events of his
Shahrukh Khan had started his speech by greeting his fans with a
'Namaskaara'! He used Kannada words and phrases like 'Bengaluru
Chennagidhe' (Bangalore is a beautiful city), 'Oota Aayitha?' (Had
your lunch?) and 'Chennagidhdheera' (How are you, are you
Chennai Express Set For Release
Meanwhile, Shahrukh Khan is gearing up for the release of his
much-hyped Chennai Express, which is releasing worldwide
on August 8.
Our Own Deepika
Chennai Express stars our own Deepika Padukone, who
started her acting career in Kannada film Aishwarya
Southies In Chennai Express
It has to be noted that most of the cast and crew in Chennai
Express are from South India. To name a few, director Rohit
Shetty, Priyamani and Tamil actor Sathyaraj are part of the
Story Set In South
The story of Chennai Express is set in South India. It
is about a man's journey from Mumbai to Rameshwaram and what
happens along the way after he falls in love with the daughter of a