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We’ve sold our souls for selfies: Shah Rukh Khan

Talking about the media frenzy around his family, SRK says, “(Being photographed is) the part of stardom that we all have accepted...I think everybody in this day and age is fair game. We’ve sold our souls for selfies.”

bollywood Updated: Jul 20, 2017 15:50 IST
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Shah Rukh Khan,Suhana,Gauri Khan
Shah Rukh Khan arrives at Jaipur airport on July 14.(IANS)

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has said his family has considers paparazzi culture a part of their lives and added that his family has sold their souls for photographs.

Shah Rukh Khan takes part in a promotional event for Jab Harry Met Sejal on the sets of the dance reality show Dance Plus 3. (AFP)

“(Being photographed is) the part of stardom that we all have accepted...I think everybody in this day and age is fair game. We’ve sold our souls for selfies,” Shah Rukh told CNN-News18.

Shah Rukh, who is married to Gauri Khan, has three children -- Aryan, Suhana and AbRam.

In a video gone viral last month, Suhana, 17, looked helpless and uncomfortable as she tried to hide her face and turns around to escape shutterbugs while she waited for the doors of an elevator to open at a theatre’s basement. “I think the kids started feeling awkward with all the paraphernalia. Every time I go out in a public place, I don’t take them with me. My wife doesn’t come, my children don’t come. I go to functions alone or post they have gone,” Shah Rukh said.

Shah Rukh Khan takes part in a promotional event for his upcoming film Jab Harry Met Sejal during a taping of a dance reality show . (AFP)

To avoid such occasions, Shah Rukh said he made few adjustments for his family. “Some adjustments have to be made - one of them was that I sent them abroad to study. Not because of the scrutiny, but because they were feeling a little awkward with all the attention they have,” Shah Rukh said.

“I’m happy they’ve gone. Where they’re studying, to a large extent people don’t know me. (But) I’m Okay with them being photographed. I understand photographs (need) to be taken, I’ve explained it to my kids also that listen, if photographers come, stand, do the picture and say, ‘Please can I go now?’ And they’ll listen to you. I’ve known them for 25 years,” he added.

Shah Rukh said his children feel that being “photographed doesn’t make you important.” “More often than not they’ll tell me how to behave with the paparazzi. They’ll say, ‘Papa, now don’t lose your temper. There will be too many people.’ I think they’re quite mature about it,” he said.

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