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When Shah Rukh Khan’s mother didn’t recognise him, and couldn’t see his work

When Shah Rukh Khan’s mother didn’t recognise him, and couldn’t see his work

Shah Rukh Khan's old interview on his mother

There wouldn’t be a prouder moment for any person in the world, than that of showing his or her acclaimed work to their parents. But, sadly destiny plays a crucial part in everyone’s life and there are some unfortunate ones who don’t get a chance to see and live that moment. Among them, one such is our very own Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan whose parents did not live to see his remarkable work and the success he went on to achieve in his life. Many would be aware that before entering films, SRK acted in stage plays and went on to make his debut on television with cult serials like ‘Fauji’ and ‘Circus’. Recently, we stumbled upon an old interview of the star, where he opened up about a wish that unfortunately couldn’t be fulfilled. The actor wished to show the first episode of his serial ‘Circus’ to his late mother Lateef Fatima Khan, but by then she was very unwell and delirious to an extent that she didn’t even recognise her son.

On Farooque Sheikh’s show ‘Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’, SRK was asked about his association with filmmaker Aziz Mirza, with whom he has worked in films like ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’, ‘Yes Boss’ and ‘Chalte Chalte’. However, not many would know that Aziz Mirza was also the director of TV series ‘Circus’. (Also Check: An injury, and an audition later; How Shah Rukh Khan landed his first acting stint)

Talking about it and opening up on his late mother’s this incident, he said on the show, “I had met Aziz very early (in my career). I had worked with him in his serial ‘Circus’ and before that I had done an episode in ‘Wagle Ki Duniya’ with him for which I had come to Bombay. When I had finished it, at that time my mother was very unwell, she was on her deathbed. And we started shooting ‘Circus’ at that time. I had a wish that I wanted to show the first episode of ‘Circus’ to my mother as it was my first big serial. We shot it in Bombay, earlier I did shooting in Delhi, so it didn’t carry the filmy baat in it. So, I had this wish to show the first episode to my mother. So, I remember Aziz coming to Delhi with that first episode and we tried to show it to her in the hospital. We took special permission and put it on Television to show it to her. But, by then she was very delirious and she didn’t recognise me.”

“(At) that time I think she only recognised Dilip Kumar. Bol diya tha ke Shah Rukh warukh kuch nahi hai. So, she couldn’t see it. But, that’s when Aziz came and I remember him telling my mom when she couldn’t make out anything. ‘Don’t worry he’ll become an actor, he’ll become a famous actor, and one day he’ll be inshallah like Dilip Kumar’,” added the star.

The first episode of ‘Circus’ was aired on TV in year 1989 and SRK’s mother Lateef Fatima Khan passed away in year 1990. Sad, how sometimes things turn out.

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When an old wish of Anushka's mother was fulfilled, in an unbelievable turn of events

There’s no doubt that actress Anushka Sharma had a dream debut when she was cast opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan in her first film ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’. Following this, it was her third release ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ (2010) that proved to be a turning point in her career. And since then there has been no looking back for this gorgeous powerhouse performer. Time and again, she has proved her mettle as an actor, and even as a producer with films like ‘NH10’. Throughout this nine year long journey, Anushka’s family has indeed been her constant motivation and support that have always kept her going ahead.

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Recently, we stumbled upon an old interview of Anushka Sharma where the actress revealed an interesting incident. Anushka revealed when she got to know that her mother Ashima Sharma always wanted her to be an actress.

It was during Anushka’s conversation on show ‘India’s Most Desirable’ when after listening to her mother Ashima Sharma’s message that had been recorded for her, the actress asked host Simi Garewal if she can say something about her mum. And then the actress went on to share this incident from the time when she had got the news of been signed on for ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’. (Also Read: Did you know? Little Abhishek Bachchan found his mother’s films very depressing)

She said, “There was this one time I was driving back from Yash Raj Studios and I got the news, Adi (Aditya Chopra) told me. And I was driving back and I couldn’t drive anymore because I was crying. I was so happy.. I was crying. So I stopped… I stopped the car and I pulled over and I called my mother and I told her that I got this film. And you know what my mum told me? There’s this turtle that used to be there in my living room. It was I think some Feng Shui thing. You just open the turtle and you put something like a wish inside that turtle and you shut it. And when your wish comes true you take it out. So she never never told me about this. But then she came down after she heard that I have got the film she opened that and showed it to me. She’d written it there ‘I hope my daughter stars in a Yash Raj film’. I swear… it’s unbelievable. So I think somewhere she always wanted me to be an actress.”

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Upon hearing this, Simi reacted, “What are you saying?” Anushka added, “She said that she’d written this long ago, one thing for my brother and one thing for me.” Simi immediately asked if what was written for her brother came true as well, to which, Anushka nodded her head in agreement. And then when Simi asked Anushka if she (Simi) could write something in this magical, wish-fulfilling turtle, Anushka smiled and said, “You have to meet my mom right (smiles) she has some direct contact with God.”

Indeed, every parent wishes the best for his/her children and this incident is something that showcases this perfectly. Unbelievable, unforgettable, and totally lovable.

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When a little Shahid found his mother Neelima Azeem crying and became her strength

For a young kid, it is really hard to believe and understand that his/her parents are getting divorced. This difficult time was hit on actor Shahid Kapoor, who was just three years old when his parents Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azeem got separated from each other. In his first growing years, Shahid lived and spent much more time with his mother in Delhi at that time. The actor mother believes that as a single divorced woman bringing up a child would have been hard for his mother but nobody can understand this better than her. But, as a mother, for Neelima Azeem her son Shahid turned her strength when he was just four years old.

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Recently, we stumbled upon an old interview of Shahid Kapoor. The actor had appeared as the celebrity guest on host Simi Garewal’s talk show ‘India’s Most Desirable’. And it was his mother Neelima herself who shared (through a special message) a heart touching incident between her and little Shahid. It was during the actor’s conversation when the host asked him that did his mother ever tell him about what she was going through, her kind of personal turmoil or did she not. To which, Shahid replied, “We were friends, so I mean we kind of spoke about everything. I spoke about how I felt, she spoke about how she felt.” (Also Read: Shahid Kapoor’s first heartbreak: Two most painful minutes of his life)

As he finished saying this, it was Neelima Azeem’s voice that was heard then. Her message recorded for him was played on a LED TV screen where she said, “Something so personal I want to share here with you is that when he was only four years old I mean obviously there were moments when at night I used to you know sometimes let go of the pain and the fears that come along with the divorce especially when you are as young as that. And I remember that I was… he found me crying maybe at some late hour at night and he took me on his chest at four years and he said ‘Mumma why you crying you know Main Hoon Na.’ I mean literally that film came (later on) and he said ‘Main Hoon Na’. And I don’t know from there onwards it just.. it just hit me that he is there with me you know and there is nothing to worry.”

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On hearing this, Simi immediately asked, “Even now! You’re still there for her.” Shahid took a slight pause and replied, “I hope I am. But, when you become an adult and when you start working around the clock I always live with the guilt that I don’t give enough time to my family. So I hope I’m there for her.”

Shahid even mentioned in the show that his mother Neelima had never made him feel a hard time and her pain, being she was very good with that to hide.

Indeed, it is such a heart touching incident to remember shared by Shahid’s mother.

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