We all know that Shahrukh Khan is one busy man but despite that the actor makes sure to spend time with his children and give them a good upbringing. Shahrukh loves his children equally but at the same time he says that he is more comfortable in his daughter Suhana's company than his son Aryan.
In a recent interview to Mumbai Mirror, Shahrukh Khan talked about his children, the role of women in his life and much more. Read about it below.
I Feel More Comfortable With Suhana
"I don't know if I can lay claim to understanding women more or men for that matter. It's just that I am more comfortable in the company of women, and I hope that doesn't sound wrong. Well, even for simple things in life like watching a match with my daughter (Suhana) and her girlfriends.''
''Though I am nervous throughout the game, I feel more comfortable watching it with them. My son's (Aryan) group are all encouraging and he says the right things like, 'Don't worry papa, we will win it', but it is easier watching it with Suhana's girl gang.''
I Am Not Good At Making Friends With Women
''Having said that, I am not good at making friends with women. I am shy. I don't know if I understand them, but there is a certain amount of normalcy that I think you should give women. People call it charm or gentlemanly behaviour, but I don't do anything special. It comes naturally to me that I open the door for a woman, not because she needs the door to be opened.''
''It's basic etiquette, and part of the way I am. Even if you are my closest female friend, I might crack a joke while chatting with you at home, but I won't push those boundaries in public. It's a different space. It will send a wrong signal to people about her and me, which I think is incorrect."
I Lost My Father Early In Life, I Was Closer To My Mom
I lost my father early in life, and I was closer to my mom. I guess children are closer to their mothers. I was brought up by a woman who was energetic, practical in a certain sense, and very beautiful, like all mothers are.''
''My mom impacted my life deeply, and it's not just what she told me, but what she did for me.'' Since I was 13-14 years old, I spent a lot of time with women.''
I Was The Only Boy In My Mom's Family
''I was the only boy in my mom's family. On her side, there were four sisters. Even those sisters didn't have a boy first, so in a way, I was surrounded only by them. Even my grandfather died early, so whatever I knew of my mom's family in Bengaluru, they were only women. I have been brought up by women and I would hang out with them. ''
I Get Along Better With Women
''Strangely, I went to a boys' school, so that was a contrast. On one side, I saw boys all day, and at home, it was all women power. Then, much later, I got married and I had a daughter, so more women entered my life. Honestly, I get along better with women and I enjoy their company more.''
SRK On The leading Ladies In His Film
"In my films, the leading lady's part has to be important, as I believe that women play an important role in the world. Being a hero who has worked with the most beautiful women, I got to know them over the years. Even in my upcoming film, the female characters have been instrumental in the rise of Raees."
On His Character Raees
"He's helped a lot by the women in the mohalla, and though he is a criminal, they are not scared of him. There is a scene where he is seen chatting and joking with them. In their own subtle way, they stand by him.''
''I am not talking about just the leading actress (Mahira Khan), but also the other female characters. At first, I didn't realise this aspect of the story, but as we went along, it struck me that women play a big role in shaping Raees.''
On Working With Female Directors
"The harshest of women and the toughest women have the gentlest of hearts. I think when we are dealing with some issues and emotions, a woman feels it more, and they have a certain sensibility more than anything else."
In the same interview, Shahrukh Khan added, "I am the most romantic hero in the world. I am like a babe in the woods when it comes to romance in real life. Yes, the dichotomy is because this is something I can't do in real life, so I live it on celluloid.''
He added, ''I never thought I would do love stories, and when those romantic scenes are given to me, I actually feel quite shy, and my actresses are aware of my discomfort. I do it with earnestness. The way I romance in films, I can't do in real life."