A proponent of women’s empowerment, Shah Rukh Khan revealed on International Women’s Day that his one desperate wish is to be a woman. The Bollywood superstar took to Twitter and said, “Often I wish I was a woman…then realise I don’t have enough guts, talent,sense of sacrifice, selfless love or beauty to be one. Thk u girls.”
Often I wish I was a woman…then realise I don’t have enough guts, talent,sense of sacrifice, selfless love or beauty to be one. Thk u girls.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) March 8, 2016
He even spoke about it in a candid chat on #fame, a live video social platform, where he also discussed about the various things he is a fan of. The 50-year-old answered questions about his favourite movies, his favourite food, his favorite books, his craziest fans and more.
Sharing a special message for International Women’s Day, he said: “I am a fan of all the women in the world. I love each one of you equally. More power to women, more strength to women and more freedom to women, to make the choices and do the stuff they want to do. I want to thank all the women this Women’s Day.”
The Fan star was not the only one who was celebrating women’s day on Tuesday. Farhan Akhtar is all set to release a special song, We are all on the Goodside, on Tuesday. “It is difficult to quantify the importance...place of them (women in life). They’ve always been supportive and appreciated me always in my life. They have always been honest. In a stable family set-up, it’s your family who is always your strength.It was my daughter Akira who inspired us for this song,” Farhan said.
Here's a song we created in hope for an equal world for all.. Inspired by my 9 year old, Akira.— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) March 8, 2016
Happy Women's Day. https://t.co/WUlSy8HEmR
Actress Dia Mirza tweeted: Mother’s #WomensDay wish to me “Strive to stay on course with grace, dignity and gentleness.” #PowerOfLove #InternationalWomensDay2016.
Juhi Chawla tweeted: Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition ..!!! Happy Women’s Day girls ..!!
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition ..!!! 🌟🌟🌟Happy Women's Day girls ..!!— Juhi Chawla (@iam_juhi) March 8, 2016
Director Ram Gopal Varma tweeted: Women are the most beautiful creation of God and for that I will forgive him for creating ugly things like Terrorists, Cockroaches etc.?
Women are the most beautiful creation of God and for that I will forgive him for creating ugly things like Terrorists, Cockroaches etc— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) March 8, 2016
Music composer AR Rahman wrote, “Love and respect to all the women who made my life beautiful and bearable... Happy Women’s Day!.”
Love and respect to all the women who made my life beautiful and bearable... Happy Women's Day!— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) March 7, 2016
Arjun Kapoor shared a video on his Twitter handle wishing every women a very happy Women’s Day.
Happy women's day in advance to all u amazing women out therehttps://t.co/znhypHd0wt— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) March 7, 2016
Boman Irani tweeted: Women can do what men can do, But men just can’t do what women do.....they should try, will make them stronger! #InternationalWomensDay.
Women can do what men can do,— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) March 8, 2016
But men just can't do what women do.....they should try, will make them stronger! #InternationalWomensDay
International Women’s Day, originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements.
Some people celebrate the big day by wearing purple ribbons. In China, it is also referred to as Queen’s day with many sales for women in departmental stores.
(With inputs from agencies)