New Delhi | Shah Rukh Khan might be known as a doting father to his three kids but the superstar believes he indulges them more than needed. The 50-year-old actor says he is a proud father to Aryan, 19, Suhana, 16 and toddler AbRam, who celebrated his third birthday last week.
From taking the little one to IPL matches to playing host to his daughter’s friends, SRK’s love for his children is not hidden from his fans and the actor says he loves to spoil the kids. I am a very indulgent father. In fact, I am over indulgent. I spoil them a lot, the Fan told reporters here at the launch of KidZania, a global indoor theme park.
The Delhi/NCR branch of KidZania comes three years after Shah Rukh launched the park in Ghatkopar in Mumbai. The Bollywood star co-owns the theme park. When asked whether AbRam is fond of rides and if the actor would bring him to KidZania, Shah Rukh said, I think AbRam would love to come here. When I thought of making this (KidZania), I wanted to do it for my kids but by the time it got made, they grew up. So, now, I would love to get AbRam here. But first I will take him to the Ghatkopar one.
For the actor, bringing such an experience for kids to India is a matter of pride and he said this endevour stands as most special among all the ventures that he has forayed into. I am very proud of this. The Mumbai one has been doing great and that encouraged me to bring KidZania to Delhi/NCR. In fact, this one is far bigger than the other park. I am sure kids and families will love it.
Out of everything that I have ever done, this is what I am most proud of, that I have done something for children. Shah Rukh intends to open the park in Chennai, Benguluru and of course Kolkata, a city the Dilwale star shares a special bond with. We will take it to Chennai and Benguluru and Kolkata too.
The process takes time as we need a huge place and its entrance and exit should be safe for kids. Also training of the staff is an important task as families will leave their children with the people here. But these are long term plans which we will fulfill slowly and gradually.
Shah Rukh added he wants KidZania to be affordable for all stratas of society and has joined hands with a couple of NGOs to enable children from poor families experience KidZania. The Chennai Express star arrived at the launch in style, walking the ramp with a few kids, who were dressed in their future dream avatars. He also interacted with them, answering their questions about his childhood and his dreams as a child.
During the endearing interaction, Shah Rukh revealed that as a child he wanted to become either an army officer or a teacher. Concluding the event on a filmy note, Bollywood’s romance king mouthed dialogues from his 2012 drama Jab Tak Hai Jaan as young girls and women cheered on and also obliged his male fans in the crowd by speaking a few lines from the teaser of his upcoming action thriller Raees.
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