"I am very easy with my kids, am like a friend," says Shah Rukh Khan
"I am very easy with my kids. They can discuss anything with me, specially Abram. And mainly because neither of us understand what the other one is saying."
He may be the biggest and busiest superstar in India, but Shah Rukh Khan never compromises on quality time with kids. Be it taking them for long walks, or bicycle rides or even for a game of soccer, he is always striving to spend more time with his kids.
And like any other parent, Khan also loves to pamper his kids and has an easy-going approach. So it comes as no surprise that this superstar dad feels that he is a rather 'cool' parent.
In a short video clip for #fame, he shared what he thought of himself as a parent. And by the looks of it, he certainly is quite 'chilled out!'
"I think I am okay parent, a nice parent:" Khan
He starts, "I think, that is to be judged by the children. I can keep claiming to be the best parent in the world. Maybe my children will grow up and let me know how wrong I was. But I think, I am a cool parent."
"I am very easy with my kids. They can discuss anything with me, specially Abram. And mainly because neither of us understand what the other one is saying. With Aryan also, I am very easy. I am like a friend. Suhana, I am a little shy of, because I am shy of girls. I do not intrude too much into her space. But I don't discuss too many details because what if she doesn't want to, being a lady," he says.
"But she is very close to me. In my saddest moments, I am with Suhana. So we share a close bond that way. Whenever they are running short of time, they come running to me, both of them," adds Khan.
"So I think I am okay parent, I am a nice parent," he sums up. Take a look at this video to see what he said.
Father to Aryan, 18, Suhana, 12, and Abram, 3, Khan feels that he is very close to his kids and can share almost anything with them.
Friendship with kids is quite important
In an interview to Pune Express a few years ago, he had mentioned, "I don’t have many friends. My kids are my closest allies, best friends. And I can share all my deep, dark secrets, my happiest or saddest moments with them. You know, my dad used to call me Yaara, that’s what a Pathan calls his pal. My parents were my friends. The rapport that they shared with me is what I share with my kids. I’m just the kind of dad that my father was to me."
And as for all the pampering, Khan feels that he does it deliberately sometimes, especially when he is unable to make enough time for them.
"This makes me want to pamper my kids. I want to give them anything and everything possible in this world to make up for the time I cannot give them," he says.
Well, whatever be the case, he seems to be a doting father whose current priorities include providing quality education and a settled life for his three kids.
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