Kolkata, Feb 1 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) At a day when the whole country was awaiting a response on his “slapping controversy”, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan brushed aside the entire matter in his inimitable style.
While speaking at a promotional event in Kolkata on Wednesday, King Khan refrained from either repudiation or affirmation of the popular allegations of his misbehavior and consequent physical misconduct to close friend Farah Khan’s husband, Shirish Kunder.
He said, “I have never made a comment on my personal life and I am not going to do so now. I may be the most publicly available person but I am not privately available.”
“I did not talk about the altercation and I will not talk about the make-up,” he remarked.
On Januray 31st, SRK, known for his pleasing personality, had reportedly engaged in a brawl with filmmaker Shirish Kunder at a party hosted by Sanjay Dutt at a night club in Mumbai, following his success in the film “Agneepath”.
While reports circulated in the media about a patch up between the two parties over the “disagreement”, Shah Rukh refused to deign to the proposal of providing an official response to the entire hullabaloo, citing his principle of personal privacy as the reason.
“Some of the things which are being said have happened and some of them did not but Farah is a close friend of mine and my kids call her aunty. So this is a very personal matter for me and I would like to keep my comments between people close to me,” he said.
Shah Rukh stated that the truth “often presented” is different from what happens in real time and so he feels reticent while explaining the facts to his children.
“It is embarrassing to me as a father to explain to my kids every time that half of the things said about their dad is not completely true,” he said.
Upon query Shah Rukh revealed that his upcoming film with Katrina Kaif is already on its way and the “big shooting will start after 28th.”
With the Indian Premier League’s fourth season just months away, the owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders outfit is looking to “fill in the required places” with players who “will strengthen the team”.
“We have a new coach this time round and I had to take that decision as I did not know whether our old coach was going to stay,” Shah Rukh said.
(Reporting by Arnab Chakraborty)