Not many know this, but Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) Â is actually a heavy smoker, smoking close to a hundred sticks a day!
While several intervention attempts have been made (one even came from India’s health ministerÂ Anbumani Ramadoss), but it seems that SRK might ditch the bad habit–al for his kids.
His stubborn habit has not only irked family members, but also friends and colleagues who have urged him to quit smoking a lot many times.
“Daughter just reprimanded me…how can u be the HT survey youth role model if u smoke. So to all the youths out there…please don’t smoke!!” he once posted on Twitter after his daughter, Suhana, snubbed him for being a smoker.
However, SRK was pretty much miles away from cigs in his school and college days. In an interview with an Indian entertainment magazine Bollywood Hungama, he said how he never felt the need to light one because he was indulged in sports adding that he began smoking when he was 26.
“I will tell you how it all began. When I was very young, I used to drink coffee as I needed that with my studies. It worked for me as I scored well too. Then I got into that habit and I can’t get rid of it. As for sleep, I am used to just four or at maximum five hours a day,” he said.
Feeling the pressure, words echo that he is all set to completely quit smoking in the next two-months for the sake of his children.
â€I am going to quit smoking for the sake of my children,â€ he was quoted saying.He added, â€œThey hate me smoking. I find that as a blessing in disguise. If they had no problems, I would have continued smoking.â€
With occurrence of lung cancer is on the rise due to cigarette smoking, it’s good that SRK is trying to crack the habit. As he is used to kicking butts in movies, let’s see if he can kick the butt–the cigarette butt, that is– for good this time.-MYNEWSHUB.CC