We’re super excited at the Team MissMalini HQs, because tomorrow evening, the trailer for Happy New Year will finally be unveiled at an event in Mumbai. While we’re looking forward to it for several reasons, one of the main things we’re excited about is getting to see the actor speak live, because that’s always a fun thing. We’re unabashedly a bunch of SRK fangirls (and boys!), and so as a lead-up to the Happy New Year trailer launch, we’re giving you a list of 10 reasons why SRK makes US so happy!
1. He’s witty
From gently poking fun at journalists for their questions, to flat-out making fun of himself, Shah Rukh Khan is one of those people you can always count on for a wise crack. Every SRK event is one to look forward to, because you know you’re going to be treated to some trademark Khan humour, no matter what the situation is.
2. He’s a great tweeter
Under all the laughter and jokes is one smart guy – he has a way with words that very few people do, and his tweets pretty much always put a smile on our face.
3. He has those dimples
*dreamy, dreamy sigh*
4. He knows how to make you feel special
SRK has one of those qualities of making you feel like the most important person ever, just in the way that he’ll greet you and speak to you (you know that headpat and “bless you” he often does?!). We’ve always had great experiences meeting him. :)
5. He taught us about love
From Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge to Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Shah Rukh Khan is responsible for many a woman’s high expectations of love. He’s been in the industry for so many years and has done countless films, but one thing remains a constant: SRK’s ability to make you fall in love with love.
6. He has a happy face
And when he’s happy, we’re doubly happy. Because just look at that smile. <3 (See more here.)
7. He’s inspirational
His success story is inspirational in itself, but every so often, SRK also says something that really resonates with us. “And here’s where the trick is – when you are in this place of despair, where the world is staring you down into yourself – there’s only one thing you can do to survive – hang on to who you are inside. The world will be unkind to you, it will not be able to see you. You must learn at such times, to be able to see yourself.” (From his Yale speech.)
8. He loves his children
In his Yale speech, he also said that, “I have everything I could have aspired for at your age, I have success, I have fame, I have wealth and I have three playstations – one for the house – one for shootings and one just because I can have it. But none of these have any consequence to my happiness, the only thing that does is the love of my children.” He has also claimed that he’s the best father in the world, and that seems to be very much true.
9. He’s charming
Somehow, he knows exactly what to say and just how to work the crowd – he can disarm anyone and even when he’s poking fun at you, you can’t take him too seriously. Case-in-point: even when he’s late to events and photographers/journalists are irritated, within 5 minutes of SRK getting on stage, everyone’s fine and laughing again.
10. He knows how to deal with his critics
He admits himself that he wishes he could feed them to the monkeys, and sometimes he withdraws and gets depressed when he reads criticism, but he always finds a way out of it. Whether it be by realising that “creativity is not barter for anything (even appreciation)” or spending some time “digging deep and drinking vodka,” the actor always finds a way to keep giving. After all, as he says – he lets his critics handle him themselves, because he is their problem, not his own.
What about Shah Rukh Khan makes YOU happy?