Actor Shah Rukh Khan is the country’s biggest superstar, but being the best father to his children, Aryan, 13 and Suhana, 10, is what matters the most to him.
“I think both parents are really important for children and it’s a great gift of God if children have both their parents. I lost my parents very early, so I attach a huge amount of importance to having them with you. I fight with my wife saying that a father is more important but I guess that’s a bias being a father. A father needs to be a guardian, a parent, someone who one can look up to. But most importantly, to be a friend.” Remembering his father Khan adds, “More than my father’s strictness, goodness, his education or all the ideals that he gave me, what I miss most is having a friend.”
He reveals that is daughter is more responsible, while his son is the naughty one. For Khan, Father’s Day is special. “I lost my father when I was very young and somehow I only pray that I remain with my children for long,” says Khan, who features in Pepsodent’s campaign Pappu and Pappa, Season 2. He says that most of his recent work is based on father-daughter and father-son relationship.