He is playing his own fan in Yash Raj’s next film Fan. However, there are some traits of his which may not be to everyone’s liking, smoking being one of these. However, considering the fact that he has always been candid about many of his bad habits, mainly pertaining to his own health, Shah Rukh Khan does realize that there are ill effects attached to them.
“Yes, I do smoke but then I am unapologetic about it. I could say sorry for it but then if I say that, it would mean that I should not do it again. Otherwise it would all be meaningless. The day I give up smoking, I will apologize for sure,” promises Shah Rukh Khan, who can currently be seen with a light during most of his conversations.
He knows that there are a few more unhealthy practices that he follows as well.
“For starters, I sleep for only four hours every day. Then I also drink black coffee. Now imagine if I start leading a healthy lifestyle, I would have been at Mars by now,” chuckles Shah Rukh, while bringing his characteristic sense of humor.
On a serious note, he adds, “I will tell you how it all began. When I was very young, I used to drink coffee as I needed that with my studies. It worked for me as I scored well too. Then I got into that habit and I can’t get rid of it. As for sleep, I am used to just four or at maximum five hours a day. Smoking is obviously bad, though I started pretty late at the age of 26 once I reached Mumbai. Before that I had tried it a couple of times with my friends but never got hooked to it. That’s because I was actively into sports and just didn’t really feel like lighting a cigarette.”
While all of this is something that could be a welcome change, if only there were better habits built, there is one quirk about Shah Rukh Khan that is perhaps unknown to most.
“That being that I can never be seen in slippers; I always wear my shoes. In fact I take them off only when I go to bed or perhaps when I am unwell. But then one thing that has always stayed with me is that I am always properly dressed and would be seen with my shoes if I come out to meet someone,” he reveals.
And we thought we knew everything about the man!
– By Joginder Tuteja