Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has some great vacation plans for his children – he is taking Aryan and Suhana to South Africa for the FIFA World Cup starting Friday.
"Taking kids for the matches (World Cup) in South Africa," Shah Rukh posted on micro-blogging site Twitter. "Soccer is beautiful…will play today if it rains. Rains and soccer more of a turn on than a singing in the rain."
Shah Rukh says he is nostalgic about the FIFA World Cup as he used to watch it with his mother.
"I am emotional about FIFA. My mom and me used to stay up and watch all night…because we had got ourselves a TV and only soccer post Doordarshan. (We) Used to keep up all night watching Rudi Voller (Germany), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (West Germany), Socrates (Brazil) and Diego Maradona (Argentina). Mom and me soccer and TV fans. Never miss matches and always miss mom," he wrote.
The actor, who is quite fond of playing soccer with his children, says his favourite football teams are from Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Spain and England.
But he rues the sport failed to find prominence in cricket-crazy India.
"I am surprised that we were the only developing nation which did not take to football. Hope new generation takes it up now that we are leaders."(IANS)