After making a mark on Indian small screen, he sailed into the silver screen – to conquer hearts and become ‘Badshah’ of Bollywood. As Shah Rukh Khan completed 23 years in the Hindi film industry, the superstar thanked his wellwishers and critics alike for standing by him in his journey in showbiz.
The 49-year-old took to micro-blogging site Twitter to express his gratitude via a video message.
“Hi everybody on Twitter. First of all, extremely sorry for the delay…But I’m a star so I can be a little late. No, I really wanted to thank you all for very, anything, actually…First of all let me thank you for the company that you keep me. Thank you for the company you keep me in the middle of the night when I’m still awake and the world is asleep and I’m feeling lonely,” he said.
The cine icon, who ventured into Bollywood with “Deewana” in 1992 after doing TV serials “Fauji” and “Circus”, pointed out 23 things he is thankful for in the 23-year benchmark.
“Thank you for the film posters that you make of films…whose posters have still not made. Thank you for the good thing… thank you for the bad thing .. thank you for the like, thank you for the dislikes. Thank you for the haters…thank you for all the nice messages you send on festivals… thank you for posting different pictures of my children…thank you for the encouragement…thank you for the trends you create in minutes and moments…and thank you for all the good things you write about my films,” he added.
He further shared: “Thank you for writing the good things about my co-actors and friends and their films. Thank you very much for advice I get…thank you very much for some of the stories which you are sending which I have not yet read…Thank you for the photographs that you post of yourselves, your families…Thank you for some of the videos that you make of my songs and post… thank you for always being there…Thank you for this thing, that thing, everything, and thank you for all the 23 things and 23 years that you have liked me, loved me so much. I wouldn’t be able to do anything if you guys were not there.”
The superstar, who has won epithets like “King Khan”, “Baadshah” and “King of Romance” thanks to films like “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, “Veer-Zaara” and “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…”, spent the special day with his family, especially his younger son AbRam.
“Spent the day in the arms of my lil’ ones…maybe the best way to celebrate so many years is in the hearts of all of you. And will do a video tomorrow to thank u all personally…till then…Managed 2 do the video. Not the best effort as I was rushed but creativity sometimes takes a backseat to feelings,” he tweeted.