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Shah Rukh Khan: Would love to take my kids to Peshawar because my father took me

"I would love to come to Peshawar and bring my children over because my father took me when I was 15," said Shah Rukh Khan.

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published: December 5, 2013 9:15:18 am

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan wants to take his children — Aryan,Suhana and AbRam — to Peshawar,where his family hails from.

Shah Rukh Khan,who was in the capital to be a part of a conclave hosted by a news channel,did not refuse the request of Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar to visit Pakistan and said he would love to go back to the place again where his father took him when he was too young.

“My family is from Peshawar and few of them still live there. I would love to come to Peshawar and bring my children over because my father took me when I was 15. Then he passed away. I still have some of the greatest memories of the time I spent with my father in Peshawar,Karachi and Lahore. I just wish that I could take my children there someday,” he said.

Shah Rukh was born in India but his father Taj Mohammed Khan,who was one of the youngest freedom fighters,was from Peshawar.

The ‘Chennai Express’ star also praised the warm hospitality of the people from across the border.

“The one thing that I learnt from there is that people there are very warm. They know how to greet their guest. I have learnt the art of loving and welcoming people from them,” he said.

Shah Rukh feels that the tension between the two countries should reduce and they again become friends.

“I hope that we become friends and be like a family because if we come together than we have the greatest of things for each other,” he added.

Shah Rukh,48,who recently became a father of AbRam,born through surrogacy,said the six-month-old baby is fine now and has got dimples like him.

“AbRam is very much healthy. He is a good-looking baby and has got dimples. I and Gauri (wife) decided to go for a third child because we were missing the childhood of our kids. My son is 16 and daughter is 13 and they always lock themselves up in their room with their friends. So,we decided to have a third child and keep Gauri busy with the new born,” he added.

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