Dad Shah Rukh Khan has no inheritance for his kids but will give them THIS instead!
Shah Rukh Khan said that his kids are aware that they are not going to get any inheritance from him, but he wants to give them just this one thing!
Last year during an interaction with the media Akshay Kumar revealed that he was not going to leave an inheritance for his kids.
"Whatever they get, they have to earn it. I want them to be responsible human beings who are also full of gratitude for what they have. Kuch khairat mei nahi milta, whatever they get is achieved by them... they need to understand that luxuries are a result of achievements and hard work,” Kumar said at the time.
And now it seems there is another star father who is doing the same and not handing everything to his kids on a platter. It is none other than the king of romance, Shah Rukh Khan. Yes, you read that right.
The famous actor and father-of-three made this revelation on a news channel.
"We don’t have money saved for a rainy day for them to live off"
The doting father said, "So whatever job they do, my addition is only a great level education and a house. That’s it, nothing else. My kids are very clear about that. They don't want anything else."
He added that kids were living and travelling like regular folks unlike what many star kids may be experiencing.
"They don’t travel the way star kids should. Apart from the fact that they look really stunning, there is nothing about them which is starry. They don’t have a car abroad, they travel in taxis and trains and buses and out of choice. And my management goes and helps them also, they say, “Just tell Papa, we don’t need this.” So live extremely basic. But yes, a rich basic to be honest, I won’t lie about that," said the honest father.
He also added that the family has not made any conscious effort to save for their kids' future and they will have to learn to stand on their own feet without any monetary help. "We don’t have money saved for a rainy day for them to live off. There is nothing like that," he added.
"The only thing I’ll add on is that I’ll give them a house"
The Badshah of Bollywood also stated that the only reason he is adding a house to his list is because he suffered enough from not having one when he was young.
"Because I did not have a house ever till I came to Mumbai, I will give my children amazing basic education, which I think I have managed with AbRam, Aryan and Suhana already. Aryan is in the US doing well, Suhana will go into an acting school. Like I always say, the minimum requirement to stay in the house is to be a graduate. If you do better, you get better food," said the actor candidly.
"But the only thing I’ll add on is that I’ll give them a house. It was a little difficult not having a house. I realize that, especially when I got married, started working, there was no place to just sit also," he shared.
SRK's golden mantra for his kids
The 51-year-old actor also shared the one mantra he often teaches his kids, which he believes keeps them grounded.
“The second part of it – perhaps I’m old fashioned. I really do believe – you deserve attention. You have to earn it, you have to do something for it. So this I explained to my kids and they also understand it that just because you are photographed, doesn’t make you important at all," he adds.
Well, we agree with you completely Shah Rukh. It is these small mantras and life lessons that parents must teach their kids, especially in this age of selfies. And in case you're wondering how humility can be taught, here are a few ways you can also try and instill it in your kids.
3 ways to teach kids about humility
- Learn to say 'No': Try to practice a bit of delayed gratification, which means not giving into the demands of your kids immediately and learning to say 'No' sometimes.
- Practice and demonstrate gratitude: Teach your kids basic courtesies such as 'Thank You' or 'Please' and practice it often at home and whenever outside.
- Sharing is caring: Practice altruism by sharing or donating time, energy and goods with the needy. You can ask your kids to come with you if you volunteer somewhere.