NEW DELHI: Aryan has just finished his school while Suhana recently celebrated her 16th birthday and their proud superstar father Shah Rukh Khan says the discussion among them is now more interesting.
The 50-year-old “Fan” star, who has taken a six-day off from his work to spend time with Suhana, says the age of 16-18 makes kids want to be closer to their parents.
“They are studying abroad, I miss them a lot but it gives me an opportunity to take some time off otherwise I am so embroiled in work.
“I have taken six day off to spend time with Suhana as she is here. The age of 16-18 somehow makes the kids want to stick to the parents even more when they get this five-six days break,” Shah Rukh told reporters here.
While his conversations with Suhana and Aryan have become interesting, the actor, like any other parent, still treats them like toddlers.
“It’s really nice, it’s quality time. It’s quite amazing the conversations I have with them. I still treat them like they are two or three-year-old, but they are adults,” he added.
When asked if they like to be treated as ‘kids’, the actor quipped, “No, but they have a lot of respect for me.”
Shah Rukh was speaking on the sidelines of the launch of KidZania, a global indoor theme park, which the actor co-owns.
The “Chennai Express” star also spoke about his wish to adapt American crime TV series “Breaking Bad” for Indian audience.
Shah Rukh has often expressed his desire to adapt Hollywood shows here. Last year, when he spoke about making hit “Breaking Bad” into a film, it generated a lot of interest among its fans here.
When asked if there’s any development in that respect, the actor said, “I met the gentleman who had the rights or so he said but I haven’t followed it up. Right now, I am blocked with three-four films.”
If and whenever it happens, one thing Shah Rukh is certain about is that the adaptation will be on the big screen.
“I like the idea of Breaking Bad. I think it’s too evolved for Indian television as of yet, the meth and everything… I think for a film it has a nice premise, a dying man to save his family and future and then can’t give it up. I think that’s interesting.”
“Breaking Bad” was created and produced by Vince Gilligan.
The show originally aired from 2008 to 2013.
It tells the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer.
Together with his former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), White turns to a life of crime, producing and selling crystallized methamphetamine to secure his family’s financial future before he dies, while navigating the dangers of the criminal world.
Shah Rukh also extended his best wishes to actor Anil Kapoor for the upcoming second season of TV series “24”.
“’24’ was awesome and I am sure season two will be as great as the first one,” he said.
“24” is adaptation of American series of the same name.
The show, produced by Anil, revolves around his character, Jai Singh Rathore. The series debuted in 2013.–PTI