Shah Rukh Khan’s most recent film, Zero, didn’t fare as well as expected at the box office. Months after the film’s release, Shah Rukh Khan revealed to his fans and the film fraternity that he would be taking a sabbatical from the film industry and spending time with his wife and children during this time. Shah Rukh Khan has always been a family man and is known to share a close bond with his children. While his fans were not happy about Shah Rukh Khan not signing any projects this year, veteran actor Anupam Kher lauded his decision and was supportive towards the actor.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaaenge co-star Anupam Kher, while speaking to an Indian daily, said that Shah Rukh Khan was making the right decision. Anupam Kher is currently awaiting the release of his biography and said, "It’s a good decision to take. Sometimes, it helps you reinvent yourself." The veteran actor also mentioned that he hasn't been able to spend much time with Shah Rukh Khan as of late and their interaction has become rather limited to social media."We don’t talk to each other regularly. In fact, we have conversations more through social media than in personal life,” he said.
Shah Rukh Khan and Anupam Kher played the comical father-son duo in the film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaaenge, and have worked with each other in other films after that including Kuch Kuchh Hota Hai and Paheli.
In an earlier interview, Shah Rukh Khan had revealed that he did not want to take up a film for a while. He said, "I have no film with me right now. Usually anupam kher what happens is when your one film is coming to an end, you begin work on your next film and I get involved within 3-4 months... But this time I am just not feeling like...My heart doesn’t allow me to.. Even my kids are in their college stage...So I just want to spend more time with my family."
Here’s wishing Shah Rukh Khan all the best for his sabbatical.