Mumbai: Dealing with paparazzi comes naturally to him but Shah Rukh Khan says it should not be expected from his kids to be as comfortable with media as he is. The 51-year-old star, who has three kids — Aryan, Suhana and AbRam — with wife Gauri, says too much media attention makes them feel “awkward”.
“They are not movie stars. They just happened to be a movie star’s children. And I think they are very respectful and they are very decent. When they come out with me I make sure that they stand and do a picture because I know it’s meant to be important.
“I request that if you see them publicly… don’t assume they’ll be able to handle media like I do. They get awkward. Secondly, they come out publicly doesn’t mean they want to be actors,” Shah Rukh told reporters during a press conference on the occasion of Eid.
SRK had earlier said his daughter wanted to become an actress. However, he maintains that Suhana will get into the profession only after completing her studies.
“My children will finish their studies because in my house there is a minimal qualification rule which is graduation. They have to finish their college.”
Suhana recently made an appearance with Shah Rukh for the launch of a high-end restaurant in Mumbai, which started trending on social media but Shah Rukh says their public outings have nothing to do with his daughter’s movie debut.
“Suhana is in 11th and still has 4-5 years of studies left. So there’s a long long way to go. Just because she comes out publicly doesn’t mean that we’re taking her out in public so that people start calling her a ‘heroine’.
“I’m an outsider. I came from Delhi. I never came out publicly. I directly came in films and I hope my children do that once they are educated enough to do that.”