SHAH RUKH KHAN
The king of Bollywood makes it clear: ‘We celebrate all Indian festivals at our home – Diwali, Eid, even Christmas, with equal excitement. I want my kids Aryan, Suhana and Ab Ram to grow up with the best of traditions.’
The superstar makes sure he has no commitments on this day and is at home taking part in the rituals and celebrations. ‘I love to buy gifts for everyone in the family,’ he says. Shah Rukh also joins his children inthe evening to burst firecrackers. ‘But I don’t like the loud, explosive ones because it could affect the kids,’ he adds.
From early evening, he throws open his doors to the crèmede la crème of Bollywood with his wife Gauri and serves the best vegetarian fare. ‘I abstain from non-vegetarian food on Diwali,’ says Shah Rukh, who is known for his passion for tandoori chicken.
‘We also make it a point to visit close friends and family.’ And one must-visit friend is Big B– Amitabh Bachchan himself.
Shah Rukh keeps his diary clear on Diwali and stays home to help in the preparations with his children and wife, Gauri