This is one of the days of the year when traffic moves slowly and Mumbai police come out to control the surging crowds in front of one of the city’s iconic bungalows located in Bandstand, Bandra – ‘Mannat’ the residence of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
As the superstar turned 52 on Thursday, his legions of fans came over just to catch a glimpse of him, and wish their hero a ‘Happy birthday’.
On Thursday evening, after a cake cutting function, during an interaction with the media, he talked about his upcoming film with Anand L. Rai which also stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, he said, “We have fixed title of the film. Poster of the film is getting designed but there is long time for that film to get released. It will release in next year on 21 December, 2018. We have been shooting it regularly and poster will be ready in one or two days even we have created trailer like footage for us and now we are focusing to finish the shoot in November-December.”
“We start shooting of that film at afternoon 2 pm and wrap up by 5 pm in morning so it is taking lot time but I am hoping that result will be good. I think it will be technologically really amazing and hopefully we will we will tell a good story also with it”
Shah Rukh will be attending the upcoming International Film Festival of India in Goa. He believes that Indian cinema should be celebrated globally and he is excited to welcome artistes from all over.
“I think it is our responsibility to welcome and invite filmmakers and actors from all over the world to celebrate cinema, and with each passing year we are growing. We Indians are known for our hospitality and I will be there in Goa, to welcome all the dignitaries to celebrate cinema at the festival. I will also go to Kolkata International Film Festival, and it is also growing every year.”
The king of romance has not only received wishes from fans, across the globe on social media but also from Salman Khan and Aamir. SRK said, “Aamir is planning to come, he was saying, ‘I will drop in anytime’. I told him to come a little late in the evening so that I can give time to you people as well as him.”
Asked about what is his birthday wish and what more he desires to achieve, the superstar said, “I think with age I have become gentler and that is what I want to achieve. With age, my thought process has changed and now I want my children to be happy and healthy. I just feel gentler towards people; success, the achievement will follow. But now for me, achievement is about how much gentler I could become in life, towards people, how much patience I can have. When I become a gentle person, I will feel like an achiever.”
Earlier, Shah Rukh spent his birthday eve with friends like Karan Johar and other industry friends along with wife Gauri, his children Suhana, Abram and Aryaan at his farm house in Alibag. He received lots of video clips of the birthday celebrations.