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The loss of my parents could have taken over my life: Shah Rukh Khan reveals his life’s Hichki to Rani Mukerji

In an interview to Rani Mukerji for her upcoming film Hichki, Shah Rukh Khan revealed that he faced the greatest loss in his life when his parents passed away.

bollywood Updated: Mar 15, 2018 13:44 IST
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Shah Rukh Khan opens up about his parents’ death with Rani Mukerji.

Opening up about the loss of his parents, Shah Rukh Khan has told Rani Mukerji in an interview that their deaths could have taken over his life wholly but he decided to overcome the sad moment by letting acting fill up his life. Rani is promoting her upcoming film Hichki by asking celebs to share the hiccups they faced in life. SRK, considered close to Aditya Chopra and Rani, is among the first few to speak up.

“My greatest ‘Hichki moment’ is the death of my parents. I was 15 when my father passed away and 26 when my mother passed away. It was very sad for us. The empty house without my parents used to come to bite us (my sister and me). The loneliness, pain and sadness of the loss of both my parents, could have been overwhelming enough to take over my life wholly. I decided to overcome this Hichki moment by letting acting fill up my entire life,” Shah Rukh said in the interview.

The actor added, “My parents went away suddenly. We got to know they had cancer and within two and a half months, they were gone. I didn’t know what to do. I just felt one night, while at their mazaar that I should fill this void with something. I got a fortunate break in films. For me, acting is not work but a place to vent out my feelings.”

Talking about his life ahead, he said, “I always say this that one morning, when I wake up, I will realise that I have spent all these emotions and now have nothing more to give (as an actor). Otherwise, death is a hiccup from which there is no coming back. I realised that and therefore, overcame it by giving my work, my all.” He further said, “The God who gives us life and the problems and roadblocks, also makes us find ways to overcome those."

Watch the interaction here:

In the upcoming film, Rani plays Naina Mathur who has Tourette Syndrome (a disorder which forces an individual to make involuntary repetitive movements or sounds). Hichki focusses on turning disadvantages into opportunities and staring down at challenges that life throws at one and ultimately winning over them.

Produced by Maneesh Sharma under the Yash Raj Films banner, the movie is set to release on March 23.

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First Published: Mar 15, 2018 13:28 IST