|Think of Shahrukh Khan and what comes to mind is the image of a charming, romantic hero who goes to great lengths to woo his ladylove. But this heartthrob of a superstar too has a ‘romantic hero’ he idolizes. Who’s he?
Well, he’s none other than SRK’s late father, Taj Mohammed Khan. In an interview to Andpersand Magazine, Shahrukh Khan calls his dad his favourite romantic hero.
“I was meant to be a romantic hero. I have to thank my genes for it. No, it’s not about my looks. I suppose I inherited more of my parents’ disposition, than their looks, but my father is my favourite romantic hero. My father was 29 when he met my mother, and it was in an accident, literally a very beautiful and fateful accident,” Shahrukh Khan revealed.
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King Khan recalled how his father met his would-be mom in a car accident near India Gate. She was stranded inside an overturned car and had lost a lot of blood. SRK’s father helped her out, took her to a hospital and even gave her his blood, which incidentally matched. But it turned out that SRK’s would-be mom had lost a part of her memory, so his father helped her recover and looked after her for a long time, and eventually fell in love with her. However, she was already engaged. But SRK’s father was resolute about marrying her. He was equally patient in his pursuit of love. Patience paid, and he got married to her. And the two were blessed with a boy who would go on to become one of the best romantic heroes in Indian cinema. End of story.