By the time this appears for readers, the Great Khan will have come back from Singapore where he went to visit the ZEE Carnival on October 11 and 12.
It was orgainsed by ZEE Network and was held at the Suntec Convention Centre. It was easier to catch him from Changi airport in Singapore than it is to nail him down in India.
Shah Rukh Khan, the unquestioned Badshah of Bollywood, opened out a side of him not easily seen in film glossies.
This quote-centred profile offers a glimpse of this mega successful star, producer, television anchor and businessman son of the late Meer Taj Mohammed Khan and Lateef Fatima whose greatest regret in life is that his parents are no around to share his success. TWF correspondent Shoma A Chatterji offers us a glimpse:
Did you know that Shah Rukh Khan finished reading Gregory David Roberts' Shantaram much before the book hit Indian bookstores and recommended it to some of his producer friends?
"I asked them if they would want to make a film based on the book but there was no response. Now Hollywood has taken it," says the star whose home library has a collection of more than 5000 books of which there are at least three he wants to turn into films.
"The other two I have really enjoyed are Mark Haddon's murder mystery, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Yann Martel's fantasy adventure Life of Pi. Right now, my reading priorities are focussed on biopics about people who have led interesting lives."
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