Shah Rukh Khan turned 54 on Saturday and several Bollywood celebrities took to social media to wish their loving friend and role model on his special day. SRK also came outside Mannat to meet and greet his fans. He later celebrated his birthday with thousands of fans at St Andrew's Auditorium in suburban Bandra. During the interaction with fans, Shah Rukh recalled a conversation he had with Aryan last year, where the young hunk said, “When we (Suhana and himself) were growing up we saw Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Baazigar, but AbRam doesn’t have any such character-film or commercial film that will convince him that his father is such a big star. So in the next 3-4 years, you make such a great film that AbRam also knows why so many people love you.”
Shah Rukh, who tasted stardom with grey roles in Baazigar, Anjaam and Darr, said he never liked the "hero type" characters. "I don't like the hero type. When I had started in the film industry and the first interview that I gave I said, 'I have come here to play character roles'. My friends like Vivek Vaswani and producer were upset with me."My idea is if within a hero's role I can add a new dimension to the character, otherwise I feel, all the young boys and girls in creative field, you will not have enough at your disposal to learn from filmmakers like me and other actors if we don't do something new."
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh will reportedly soon start shooting for his next titled Sanki with Tamil filmmaker Atlee. Earlier, during a press meet for Bigil, filmmaker Harish Shankar had confirmed the news about Atlee’s next with King Khan. ''Atlee sir is going to direct King Khan, SRK. Being a huge fan of SRK, I’m waiting for this combo so that I can also come to that function and see SRK. I’m a huge fan of King Khan. All the best for all your ventures,'' Harish had said.
SRK recently featured in a special episode of David Letterman’s My Next Guest on Netflix that took the internet by storm reviving his star power once and for all.