Shah Rukh Khan's journey from a Delhi boy who landed in Mumbai to pursue his starry dreams of becoming one of the biggest superstars of the country is an inspiration to millions of people. Along with him, his residence Mannat too has become an iconic landmark over the years, where thousands throng to catch a glimpse of the superstar. On festive days and his birthday, the actor always makes it a point to greet his fans outside Mannat.
But do you folks know that, long before Mannat came into the picture, the actor first stayed in an apartment in Bandra, Mumbai. Shah Rukh's first home is 3BHK flat in Amrit building on Mumbai's Carter Road!
Recently, Filmibeat did an EXCLUSIVE tour of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan's first abode in Mumbai and even indulged in a chat with one of the residents from the building who shared his fond memories of King Khan.
Have You Seen This?
The actor stayed on the seventh floor of the Amrit building in Bandra. The nameplate still reads Shah Rukh Khan's name!
We all know that the undisputed 'Badshah' of Bollywood is an avid book reader and owns an enviable collection of books in his library in Mannat. Back then too, SRK had a great taste for literary works.
A House Tour
Here's a sneak-peek into his beautifully decorated house and we must say, it looks quite impressive.
Sea's The Word
Shah Rukh Khan is a sea-lover and just like Mannat, his first house too had a breathtaking sea-view.
A Resident Walks Down Memory Lane...
Mr Jawahar Thadani who stays in the same building EXCLUSIVELY shared with FilmiBeat, "He (Shah Rukh Khan) stayed here for about seven years, We often used to visit their house. His elder son, Aryan was born here. He and my daughter have grown up together. Sometimes, we used to bump into Shah Rukh and his family in the lift and sometimes in the society meetings.
It was during his stay in this building that he gave hit films including Baazigar. This house is lucky for him. That is why he hasn't sold it yet."
SRK - A Humble Superstar
"Back then too, he was a very humble, down-to-earth and practical man. He has no starry airs," Thadani told us.
'We Never Thought He Would Become Such A Huge Superstar'
When asked if they ever thought SRK would ever reach this stardom status, he shared, "Back then, Shah Rukh had already given three hit films in seven years, We never thought he would become such a huge superstar. His hard work and dedication are responsible for his greatness and success. Now I feel he shouldn't be doing too many romantic roles. Instead, he should turn more towards production and direction."
Recalling one of his favourite memories of Shah Rukh Khan, Thadani said, "One of my family friends from Hong Kong had flown down here. They wanted to meet him. I wasn't sure if Shah Rukh Khan would agree or not. I rang the bell. He wasn't at home. I waited for him. Then around 10'o clock after he arrived, I just mentioned that somebody from Hong Kong wanted to meet him. He told me to bring them to him and chatted with them for about 15-20 minutes. He is very down-to-earth, practical and doesn't show off too much."