New Delhi: He isn’t known to throw lavish birthday bashes in any case, but birthday boy Shah Rukh Khan has decided to keep his birthday celebration absolutely low key this year owing to the sudden demise of filmmaker Yash Chopra.
As Shah Rukh Khan turns 47 today, the actor admitted that he treats his birthday as a regular day. Speaking to a news channel, the actor revealed his plans for birthday and stated, "I`m planning to work that`s all I know at least during the daytime. Besides, it has never been a special day for me. Of course, I`ll make sure that I thank all my well-wishers from radio stations and newspapers, as usual."
The actor also stated that he feels overwhelmed by seeing the number of people who throng his place, Mannat, to wish him on his special day. "It has become a thing now. Every single year, I see people arriving with cakes and cards. It`s a simple joy. But I wake up late, so maybe I should set up a shamiana for them to help them avoid the sun. It`s a humbling experience to greet people," said SRK.
Incidentally, SRK’s 21st wedding anniversary fell four after Yash Chopra’s death. Needless to say, the couple decided not to celebrate. "With what happened, you don`t feel like celebrating and making noise. That night, Adi (Aditya Chopra) even asked me to go out for dinner with Gauri but you know how it feels like... having lost someone so close to your heart," he said.
While Yash Chopra’s film contributed majorly in making SRK the superstar that he is, the actor says that he shared a bond with a the late filmmaker which was beyond films and professional association.
"Strange as it is, we rarely discussed a scene or a shot. On the contrary, we spoke about life in general. The most beautiful thing he ever said to me was `Of all the people I know, you love women in the most respectful way. I`ve known you for so long. I can`t be wrong about this`. That was heartening,” said Shah Rukh.