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Happy birthday Shahrukh Khan
SRK has just turned 42 years, but he has the zest and energy of a teenager, he has spent 18 years as the bollywood badshah and is still keen to remain so. On turning 42 years SRK says �I feel more stronger and enthusiastic today. Age has become merely a number for me now.� However on his birthday, instead of anticipating gifts, SRK has done the reverse and gifted good friend and Om Shanti Om director Farah Khan a Mercedes Benz.
SRK and Farah Khan saw the first copy of their film Om Shanti Om together a few days back, and SRK was extremely satisfied with the way the film has shaped up. Hence to show his gratitude to his good friend and director, Shahrukh gifted Farah a brand new Mercedes Benz. An excited Farah says �He is very happy with the film. But I really wasn�t expecting this gift so early. I couldn�t believe my eyes when he gave me the keys of the car.� In 2004, when Main Hoon Na, Farah and SRK�s film had released, Shahrukh had gifted Farah a Hyundai Terracan and now a Mercedes Benz. However about SRK receiving presents himself on his birthday, with his trademark humour he says �My friends can be very cheap, sometimes they don�t give me good presents.� However SRK does not feel any different at the age of 42 years, in fact he says �I don�t look at age as a reason for making more intelligent and wiser decisions. It�s been 18 years and people say I have been the king of bollywood and I like it. I am not pompous but I don�t know how it feels not to be successful. So I don�t know how it�s not to be the king of bollywood. I feel it�s my birthright now.�
On his big day, when thousands of his fans will be praying for him, King Khan himself has not made any special plans for the day, he says �we like calling close friends over and then head out to a restaurant. I don�t like going out that often, but on my birthday I�m forced to go out.� Shahrukh claims that he has got some nice memorable presents; he says �Last year Karan got me a computer, a friend of mine gave me a Louis Vuitton bag, Adi gave me a camera and I got some really nice pens from Amitji.� However SRK does not expect any presents from his wife and kids. He jokingly adds �My wife is very cheap, she doesn�t give me anything. She says that she has given me the kids. My daughter wraps up tid-bits from the house and makes a beautiful card saying �I love you, papa, Happy Birthday. My son doesn�t gift me anything; he just comes up and says �Happy Birthday.'
The only ritual that SRK practices on his birthday is praying to his parents and thanking them for their goodness and blessings. SRK says �I thank them for having given birth to me. I pray for my family, my sister, my wife, my children and my friends.� SRK reminisces about his childhood birthdays and says �We were never rich enough to waste money on birthday parties, but I remember my father giving me some of his old things.� SRK claims that most of his kids� friends call him Shahrukh; he says �Not too many people call me uncle, but they will soon, I�m sure.� Recently at 42 SRK has even worked extremely hard and developed a six packs abs. So for Shahrukh life has come a full circle but it seems like he is still raring to go. Shahrukh says �Physically, mentally, emotionally I feel I�m still 26 years old, that�s when I had come to Mumbai. I still feel I have to work hard. I feel the same enjoyment that I did when I gave my first shot.� Meanwhile Shahrukh is extremely confident about his forthcoming film Om Shanti Om which will be releasing on Diwali.
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