When Shah Rukh Khan opened up about the death of his parents, said, “The empty house used to come to bite us”
Shah Rukh Khan had earlier opened up in an interview about the loss of his parents at a very young age. He is one of the most successful actors in Bollywood, but SRK feels that acting is his way of venting out the emotions that he felt after losing his parents to cancer.
In an interview with Rani Mukerji during her release of ‘Hichki’, SRK was asked about his biggest hichki moment in life, he said, “My greatest ‘Hichki moment’ is the death of my parents. I was 15 when my father passed away and 26 when my mother passed away. It was very sad for us. The empty house without my parents used to come to bite us (Shah Rukh and his sister Shehnaz Lalarukh Khan). The loneliness, pain and sadness of the loss of both my parents, could have been overwhelming enough to take over my life wholly.”
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He further added that acting was his only escape at that point, “I decided to overcome this Hichki moment by letting acting fill up my entire life. My parents went away suddenly. We got to know they had cancer and within two and a half months, they were gone. I didn’t know what to do. I just felt one night, while at their mazaar that I should fill this void with something. I got a fortunate break in films. For me, acting is not work but a place to vent out my feelings.”
The ‘DDLJ’ actor said that death is a hiccup that one can never come back from, he said, “I always say this that one morning, when I wake up, I will realise that I have spent all these emotions and now have nothing more to give (as an actor). Otherwise, death is a hiccup from which there is no coming back. I realised that and therefore, overcame it by giving my work, my all.”