MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said he wants his youngest son, five-year-old AbRam, to grow up to be a hockey player and represent the country on the international stage.
The star of the 2007 Bollywood blockbuster Chak De! India, Shah Rukh’s love for hockey is no secret.
Shah Rukh’s portrayal of Kabir Khan, who coached the Indian women’s team to lift the World Cup, is one of the top inspirational sports movies of Bollywood. Apart from that, Khan is also a cricket fanatic and owns a team, Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
While cheering for his team with AbRam and daughter Suhana, Khan said, “He’s not yet started playing cricket. Right now, he’s playing a little bit of football. I would like him to play field hockey for India.”
Shah Rukh, his daughter Suhana and his entourage cheered for KKR as they got off to a winning start under new skipper Dinesh Karthik. They were seen taking a victory lap of the stadium after their four-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore Sunday night.
Shah Rukh is currently busy shooting overseas for his upcoming film Zero but despite the hectic schedule he promised to keep coming back.
“No, no, I’m not going back… I will keep coming to support KKR,” Shah Rukh concluded before leaving.