Shah Rukh Khan opens up about his father's death, sister’s illness
Shah Rukh Khan was very close to his parents and sister. When he was 15 years old, his father died due to cancer. Later, his sister went into a state of shock.
We all have seen Shah Rukh Khan's family in many pictures and photo shoots where his wife Gauri, two sons Aryan, AbRam and daughter Suhana have been posing along with the superstar, but have you seen his sister Shehnaz Lalaruk?
Shah Rukh Khan's sister Shehnaz Lalaruk always chose to stay away from the limelight and is never seen going to public events or parties. But did you know, she was once very ill that even doctors had lost all hope?
In an old interview, Shah Rukh talked about his sister, Shehnaz’s health. He had said, when their father, Mohammed Khan died due to cancer, his sister went into depression, and at that time Shah Rukh was just 15 years old. "She didn't cry, she didn't say anything, she just fell and hit her head on the ground. And two years, she didn't cry, she didn't speak, she just kept looking into space. It just changed her world, now she's better, but she has got some deficiencies."
King Khan also revealed, "During the making of my film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, she (Shehnaz ) again was hospitalised and they said she will not survive. I took her to Switzerland, got her treated there while I was shooting Tujhe Dekha Toh Yeh Jaana Sanam song. But she hasn't ever recovered from the loss of her father and it got compounded because my mother also expired 10 years later."
About Shah Rukh Khan's sister Shehnaz Lalarukh:
In the same interview, Shah Rukh said that she is a very educated woman. "She is highly qualified, she did MA LLB, and she is very intelligent like my parents wanted her to be. But she couldn't face the reality of losing her parents.'' Khan got emotional while talking about his sister, "I love my sister for how she is. She is a much better person than I can ever be. I think she is the child of God, very naive and innocent. My kids love her more than they love my wife and me. But I don't have the guts to be so simple, so hurt and so disturbed."
"And I somehow developed the sense of detachment, the sense of false bravado which I show in public, a sense of humour and a lot of things which people think is flamboyant and Bollywood-like, to cover up the sadness affecting my life and me becoming like my sister," the superstar added.
Watch the complete interview here: