Happy 3 Days to Shahrukh’s Birthday!

Three, three, what could I do for 3?  Oh!  I know!

Shahrukh’s top 3 children (tied for first place):

Here’s AbRam, very seriously doing….something, after the match at Eden Gardens.  Sorting and organizing water bottles?  Whatever it is, I think it is clear that it is important to his little mind.

 

AbRam’s big brother was just as cute, back in the day.  Check out this photo!

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And today, Aryan seems like just the best big brother!  Very involved and caring.

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And then there’s Suhana!  So lovely now, so mature and yet young (I am not going to put up that bikini photo that everyone has been spreading around, because she’s still just a little girl!).  And such a confident little girl in this video!  Love her imitation of her mother, “Shahrukh! Eat Your Food!!!”

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Happy 3 Days to Shahrukh’s Birthday!

    • Oh yeah! It’s going to make Hrithik’s launch look like nothing. Unless they decide to be a little smarter than that, and go with a small launch, Arjun or Ranveer style. And I really really hope that Kajol and Karan make up by then so Nyssa can be launched opposite him!

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  2. I know it runs against the tide of popular belief, but I have a feeling Aryan won’t be an actor. I know, he’s so good looking and he’s Shah Rukh’s son so it seems inevitable. But I have my doubts.

    First, he can never outdo his father. He would spend his entire career being compared to Shah Rukh. We all know there will never be another like him. (Would he be content being another Abishek?)

    Second, he is in film school, not acting school. The best film school in this country, if not the world. There, he is studying film making. If he had wanted to study acting, he could have done that.

    Third, even now he is more “under the radar” than his siblings or many of his peers and friends (take a look at Navya Nandy or Ahaan Pandy–also from filmi families and his age–on their social media pages). For that matter, I find it hard to understand that after four years in boarding school and now attending an American university we haven’t seen more pictures of him–posted by others–at parties and all. I don’t think Aryan likes the media attention he has had to deal with his whole life. For example, when the family travels together you often see pictures of the others but not Aryan at the airports. And yet you know from other sources that all five of them are together. I have a sneaking suspicion that in the future he is more likely to be behind the camera rather than in front of it. Or, if not a film maker, perhaps he will be groomed to be Venky’s successor!

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    • (I’m trying replying to a comment through email for the first time, let’s see if it works!)

      Interesting points! I can see that. Especially since Suhana is the one Shahrukh has mentioned in interviews as really wanting to act. On the other hand, Ranbir also got a film degree, not an acting degree. And then there’s Arjun, who started out planning to direct, and switched to acting.

      If he does do the Arjun or Ranbir thing, get directing training and then act, it would probably be better training for the Indian film industry than an American acting degree would. Just because the Indian movie stars are expected to know so much more about filmmaking than Western actors are. And so much less about “acting”!

      But I can also see how being Shahrukh Khan’s son would make acting unappealing, knowing the weight of expectations on him and the price he would have to pay in terms of privacy. From what I’ve read, Amitabh’s kids (who had a similar childhood to what Aryan and Suhana have had to deal with), knew their whole lives what they could and couldn’t take. Shweta since she was a toddler hated the cameras and the reporters and all the attention. And Abhishek never minded it. I could see the same thing with Aryan, that he knows already he doesn’t want that life.

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      • Interesting point about Abishek and Shweta. Hadn’t thought that through. But as far as Aryan is concerned, I guess we will just have to wait and see. I was talking to a friend, and mega Shah Rukh fan, who said she thinks Aryan’s first move after college could be to AD on one of KJo’s films. After all, he is Aryan’s godfather, we know they’re close (Karan says all the time that he talks to Aryan and Suhana every day), and Karan himself has claimed no one will launch Aryan but him. We know other actors who started out as ADs before switching to acting (Varun and Sid on My Name is Khan come to mind). So, we will see…

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        • That seems to be the new thing/old thing, to make the promising young stars pay their dues as ADs for at least a year before the launch.

          It’s “new” to have them with the title of AD, to be part of a professional film company, etc. etc.

          But really that’s always been the case, just not with the title and professional gloss. Hrithik, Aamir, Salman, they all grew up helping out on film sets. Hrithik especially. And even “outsiders” like Shahrukh, when they were starting out, they were expected to do whatever was needed in between takes, no starry tantrums or uppitiness allowed.

          Back in the 1920s-30s, India’s first big studio, Bombay Talkies, was run on a salary and 9 to 5 kind of system. Everyone worked every day, and depending on filming schedules, you may be a movie star on Tuesday, and sweeping the canteen on Wednesday. The stars who came out of Bombay Talkies, Raj and Dev and Dilip, helped found the industry that we know today and started a tradition of the movie stars needing to know how to do the job of every single person on set, from the spot boy to the director.

          Karan and Dharma productions would be a good place for Aryan to get his training, Karan seems supportive and dedicated to helping out his little protogees, and like you say, he already knows and loves him. However, career wise, if he can swing it, Yash Raj would be the best option. Adi is brilliant and polishing talent and launching it just so, and the Yash Raj operation is like nothing else in India in terms of size and quality.

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