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12 Facts An Ex-Employee Tells You About Shah Rukh No One Knows

There’s a lot we didn’t know about Shah Rukh Khan, but not anymore. 

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There’s a lot more to Shah Rukh Khan than meets the eye. (Photo: Yogen Shah)

Someone asked a question on Quora about what Shah Rukh Khan is like off-screen and in his private life. And an ex-employee of the actor decided to reply anonymously with 12 startling facts about the superstar. The answers also managed to get 15,500 up-votes on Quora and that’s no surprise. Shah Rukh will always be the centre of our curiosity, so here goes-

1. Shah Rukh’s A Complete Gentleman

SRK at an event with Nita Ambani. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
SRK at an event with Nita Ambani. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
He’s a superstar of the highest order and this is the 21st century, but he would still always open the door for an average female employee like me, and let me pass first.
SRK’s ex-employee (on Quora)

2. SRK Loves All His Fans Equally

SRK in a still from <i>Fan</i>. (Photo Courtesy: YRF)
SRK in a still from Fan. (Photo Courtesy: YRF)
Every morning when he leaves in his car, he knows a few fans will be waiting outside the gates. But he never pulls up the blinds to hide away from them. He makes sure to smile and wave back.
SRK’s ex-employee (on Quora)

3. He Has A Department Dedicated to Charitable Work

SRK has a department dedicated to doing charity work. (Photo: Reuters)
SRK has a department dedicated to doing charity work. (Photo: Reuters)
This small department handles all his charitable work and makes sure there is no delay or problem while providing any goods or payments promised under SRK’s name. They also frequently comb through his Twitter mentions to check for anyone reaching out for help. Also, this team doesn’t have a PR/MR manager and thus their activities are hardly ever revealed to the media.
SRK’s ex-employee (on Quora)

4. It’s Family-First for SRK

SRK does not like to be interrupted when he’s with his family. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
SRK does not like to be interrupted when he’s with his family. (Photo: The Quint)
We weren’t allowed to cancel or shift his ‘family time’ on his schedule unless absolutely necessary and without asking him first. Whenever his children were in India, a part of the day was dedicated to them and we weren’t allowed to contact him directly regarding work during that time.
SRK’s ex-employee (on Quora)

5. He loves Dilli Ke Chhole Bhature

SRK is a complete foodie. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
SRK is a complete foodie. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
We Delhiites are suckers for Sitaram Diwan Chand ke chhole bhature. I had once brought two packed plates of it for myself when I came back to Mumbai from Delhi. He heard me childishly bragging about it in the corridor and told me to inform him when I was having lunch. He said he hadn’t had them in so long and was craving for a bite… He actually came to the cafeteria during my lunch break, sat across the table and had all my chhole bhature.
SRK’s ex-employee (on Quora)

6. SRK is a Humble Man

Shah Rukh Khan does not get angry easily. (Photo: Reuters)
Shah Rukh Khan does not get angry easily. (Photo: Reuters)
I once accidentally ran my pen over his jacket worth 11-freaking-lakhs. His assistant was ready to rip my throat open, but he said it’s OK. He gave me side hug from one arm, ruffled my hair, and asked me to be more careful in the future.
SRK’s ex-employee (on Quora)
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7. He’s like Chandler, But Only Better!

He’s way wittier in real life. (Photo: Reuters)
He’s way wittier in real life. (Photo: Reuters)
Since he doesn’t have to worry about offending anyone when cameras aren’t around — he’s very, very funny… He has a very sarcastic and witty sense of humour. Like Chandler but with oodles of charm.
SRK’s ex-employee (on Quora)

8. SRK Is Very Misunderstood

Shah Rukh Khan with his son Abram. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Shah Rukh Khan with his son Abram. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
It isn’t even aggression as much as passion… Maybe that Delhi ka ‘chhora’ still lingers in him, and maybe his non-Delhi colleagues and media personnel misunderstand that.
SRK’s ex-employee (on Quora)

9. He’s a Total Workaholic

Shah Rukh Khan is a workaholic. (Photo: Reuters)
Shah Rukh Khan is a workaholic. (Photo: Reuters)
He is not in India for the most part of the year, much less Mumbai, but he was always awake and around no matter what time I reported for work. We changed our shifts to accompany him, but he was always there. Not to forget, he is always abreast with every major decision-making of his businesses.
SRK’s ex-employee (on Quora)

10. He’s a Voracious Reader

Shah Rukh likes to be well-informed. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=images&amp;vertical=default&amp;q=Shah%20rukh%20khan%20reading&amp;src=typd">Twitter</a>)
Shah Rukh likes to be well-informed. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter)
Not only is SRK well educated, he is always updated on the latest news. Every morning three sets of three different newspapers are kept ready for him in his study, office, and car. He is also constantly checking updates on his tab while traveling etc. He also is a frequent reader of e-books and I often saw him reading biographies and poetry.
SRK’s ex-employee (on Quora)

But we already knew this about the superstar, because he often quotes his favourite lines on social media.

11. He Keeps His Friends Close

Rare photo of Shah Rukh Khan with his friends. (Photo courtesy: <a href="https://beauty80.wordpress.com/2008/10/15/rare-pics-of-shahrukh-khan/">Beauty80</a>)
Rare photo of Shah Rukh Khan with his friends. (Photo courtesy: Beauty80)
A lot of his childhood friends are still like family to him, and either hold high positions in Red Chillies or SRK is an investor in their businesses.
SRK’s ex-employee (on Quora)

12. He’s Exactly 2 Hours Late For Everything

Shah Rukh Khan needs more than 24 hours in the day to do the things he does. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter)
Shah Rukh Khan needs more than 24 hours in the day to do the things he does. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter)
No matter what time he starts the day, he’s always exactly two hours late for everything. But in his defence, it’s not usually because he was resting in his van or woke up late. He is constantly working, hopping from one commitment to another. A 24-hour long day isn’t enough for the amount of work he gets done in a day.
SRK’s ex-employee (on Quora)

Source: Quora

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