‘I’M NOT A FA­THER HOLD­ING A DOU­BLE BAR­REL GUN’

He’s a pro­tec­tive fa­ther, yet Shah Rukh Khan says he wants his kids to make mis­takes

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Monika Rawal monika.rawal@hin­dus­tan­times.com ■

Ac­tor Shah Rukh Khan is among those few star dads in Bol­ly­wood who openly talk about their kids and the rap­port they share with them. Fa­ther to three chil­dren — Aryan (19), Suhana (16) and Abram (3) — the ac­tor says his kids mean the world to him and it’s only ob­vi­ous for him to be over­pro­tec­tive about them. Hav­ing said that, the 51-year-old adds, “I’d like to bring up my kids in a way where the open­ness of the re­la­tion­ship be­tween a fa­ther and a daugh­ter or a son is such that you fully trust your child be­cause you know your child will make mis­takes and it’s al­right for them to do so.”

On a re­cent episode of Karan Jo­har’s chat show, the film­maker can­didly re­vealed that SRK stalks his daugh­ter Suhana. Though SRK as­serts he’s just be­ing “wellinformed”, Suhana ob­vi­ously doesn’t like the idea. On be­ing asked if he would kill the per­son who kissed his daugh­ter and the ac­tor quipped, “I’d rip his lips off.”

Asked if he was se­ri­ous about the com­ment on the show, SRK is quick to point out with a laugh, “I have a sense of hu­mour and lot of times, it is mis­taken as ar­ro­gance. It’s a joke. Ac­tu­ally, it’s the warmth and love that you feel for your kids. I am not a fa­ther hold­ing a dou­ble bar­rel gun and wait­ing for the boyfriend to knock at the door.”

In the past, SRK has, many a times urged peo­ple to not in­vade his chil­dren’s pri­vacy by putting out their pic­tures on so­cial me­dia when they are hol­i­day­ing or are out with friends and fam­ily. When a pic­ture of Suhana in a bikini was flashed on so­cial me­dia ear­lier this year, he had lashed out at so­cial me­dia users say­ing that it’s wrong to in­vade the pri­vacy of his teenage kids.

The pro­tec­tive dad, how­ever, says that he doesn’t mean any of his ver­bal threats to­wards any­one. And that his rules are the same for both his chil­dren. “If my son was see­ing a girl, I dare not, not say that (I’d rip the lips) about him just be­cause he’s a boy. I should be say­ing the same about him be­cause there’s no dif­fer­ence be­tween a boy and a girl,” SRK says.

PHOTO: IN­STA­GRAM/GAURIKHAN

L to R: Suhana (16), Shah Rukh Khan, AbRam (3), Aryan (19) and Gauri Khan

PHOTO: RAAJESSH KASHYAP/HT

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