Go­ing down mem­ory lane on SRK’S birth­day

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur

Shah Rukh Khan of­ten says that he’s still a Delhi boy at heart. His Hans Raj Col­lege (Delhi Univer­sity) con­nect is no se­cret. But very few know about the houses he lived in the city — the ori­gin of the hum­ble be­gin­nings of a teenage boy with big dreams who went on to be­come the King Khan of Bol­ly­wood. As SRK turns 52 to­day, here’s a trip down mem­ory lane. The early set­tlers in New Ra­jin­der Na­gar would point to a white bun­ga­low in F Block, shar­ing tales of a young SRK — how he’d play cricket with his friends. As HT City went about speak­ing to neigh­bours, res­i­dent Anil Khanna shared, “We’d play to­gether as kids. I re­mem­ber his par­ents treat­ing us with so much love. They were re­ally nice peo­ple.” Shah Rukh was 15 when he shifted to Gau­tam Na­gar. Although some in the by­lanes re­mem­ber him as the boy who’d reg­u­larly rent film CDS, his house is now a PG ac­com­mo­da­tion for girls, and has been long for­got­ten as one of SRK’S houses. Kailash Ku­mar, who has been tak­ing care of the house for almost 15 years, told us, “The girls liv­ing here don’t even know that one of the rooms was once oc­cu­pied by Shah Rukh Khan.” It was here that the ac­tor for­ayed into the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try. “He used to hang around with us be­fore Fauji (TV show) hap­pened,” says Ar­jun Prasad, an em­ployee of the land­lord. Shah Rukh shifted to Mum­bai in 1992.

SRK’S house in Gau­tam Na­gar, where he stayed till he bagged the TV show Fauji that got him recog­ni­tion

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