Seated at a restaurant in London surrounded by some 10 women, including his wife Gauri, when Shah Rukh says that he "likes being with girls", you simply have to believe him.
"I don't have many boyfriends. I like being with girls - and probably that's why people think I'm a little girlish. But I don't have any such male bonding with anyone...," Shah Rukh said in the first episode of Discovery Travel & Living's upcoming series Living With A Superstar - Shah Rukh Khan.
Most of Shah Rukh's closest friends are of the opposite sex - Kajol, Farah Khan, Juhi Chawla, Rani Mukerji and so on.
Among his best known male friends is filmmaker Karan Johar, with whom he has done many hit films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Kabhie Alvida Naa Kehna. Shah Rukh's most awaited film of the year My Name Is Khan is also Johar's baby.
The new TV series Living With A Superstar... chronicles Shah Rukh in his real, day-to-day life. It aims at taking viewers into the private spaces of the 44-year-old, who is fondly known as King Khan by many of his fans and colleagues.
The 10-part series, which has Shah Rukh's voiceover, will go on air on February 26 at 9 pm with a slice of his life from a family vacation in London.
He is seen taking a rickshaw ride on the street, cheering for a street performer, playing football with his children Aryan and Suhana at Hyde Park, bingeing on food, smoking, visiting Madame Tussaud's wax studio - and most of all just being himself.
In subsequent episodes, viewers can know about Shah Rukh's relationship with his children, wife, sister and friends, unique style of shooting, time management, interactions with fans and staff and about his house Mannat.
The series, jointly produced by Shah Rukh's Red Chillies Entertainment and Blue Mango Films, is the biggest ever by the channel, according to Rahul Johri, senior vice president and general manager, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific.
"This is the biggest thing we have done. We have shot in Dubai, San Jose, San Francisco, London, Mumbai, New Delhi - we had been following Shah Rukh wherever he went since March 2009 and he gave us complete access," Johri told the media, without divulging the investment made for it.
The series will have eight repeats in a week, justifying the fan following that Shah Rukh commands across the globe.