Who better to dole out advice on love than Bollywood’s King of Romance, Shah Rukh Khan, who is very well known the world over for the romantic characters he plays in movies. In an recent interview, Shah Rukh was asked about a number of things, right from his upcoming movie Zero to his relationship with his children. What stood out the most was his definition of love.

While speaking to Mumbai Mirror, Shah Rukh, who won hearts with his acting in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayeng, spoke about how love represents respect and friendship and acceptance of an individual as he or she is.


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“I believe it’s a fuller, more complete word for respect. If I respect your space and still encroach it, if you can respect my individuality and can still be a couple with me, then that’s love,” he said.

“And the beauty of love is that you don’t need to ask for it, demand it or beg for it, it flows naturally. If you are in a relationship where respect even when unasked is given, it’s love. Otherwise it’s liking, which is also nice, or companionship which is brilliant,” he stated.

In the interview, Shah Rukh also spoke about his relationship with his children and why he prefers to go on vacation with his youngest, AbRam, as well as spending more time with him during movie shoots.


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“My other two kids were not so social but AbRam enjoys spending time with my friends and me. He’s an easy and happy traveller and since I get lonely on long outdoors, I enjoy his company,” he revealed.

“During the shoot of Jab Harry Met Sejal, Gauri dropped him off for four days. He stayed on for 32 days, going with me to the Netherlands, Portugal and Hungary. In Hungary, we had a party one night, and since the production guys had always seen him with me, they cordoned off a portion of the nightclub we were visiting as a no-drinking kid zone and invited him along. He was happy to play there and dance with Anushka. He’s a cool kid!” he added.

Shah Rukh is gearing up for the release of his movie Zero, which is about a character named Bauua Singh, a dwarf from Meerut, finding a companion in Aafia, a NASA scientist with cerebral palsy, played by Anushka Sharma. He however meets leading superstar Babita, played by Katrina Kaif, and he falls in love with her too.

The movie has been directed by Aanand L. Rai and written by Himanshu Sharma, and it was jointly produced by Colour Yellow Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment’s Gauri Khan. It also marks the last film appearance of Sridevi, who died shortly after completing it. Zero is set to be released on December 21.