As he fulfilled his long-cherished dream of playing a ‘superhero’ through Ra.One, superstar Shahrukh Khan, who turned 46 on Wednesday, says he wants to celebrate the day by sleeping.
Like every year, his fans gathered outside his bungalow in suburban Bandra to catch his glimpse, which made Shahrukh emotional.
"Was so touched when I reached home from bathing…sooo many people waiting outside the house and sang happy birthday for me. Had tears in my eyes. Going to sleep now…this birthday will celebrate with a well deserved many hours of sleep…thanx for ur wishes. Don’t feel older or wiser..," Shahrukh wrote on microblogging site twiter.
"When I was a kid…I used to tie a towel on my neck…wear my sister’s tights and my red swimming trunks on top, eye mask and wanted to fly. I loved comic superheroes and films like Teesri Akan, Paras Mani. I always had this desire to do superhero films," Shahrukh had said.
However, at one point of time, Shahrukh also felt he was too old to play a superhero on screen. "I think, may be I am too old to play a superhero, but I still gave it a shot. And I am happy that we have pulled it off well," Shahrukh said.
Having started off his career with Fauji a television serial, Shahrukh’s rise to fame has been extraordinary.
The ‘Badshah of Bollywood’ or the King Khan’, as Shahrukh is called, has played a range of characters in his career. Even though, Shahrukh dared to play negative characters in the beginning of his career in films like Baazigar and Darr, he is most-loved by the audience as a romantic hero.
His image as a romantic hero was established through box-office hits like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Yes Boss and Dil To Pagal Hai. Some other films that reinforced this image included Mohabbatein, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Pardes, Veer Zara and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, among others.(PTI)