Farida Jalal Mentions Why She Is Unable To Talk To Shah Rukh Khan And Salman Despite Calling Them

In a recent conversation, Farida Jalal talked about her bond with Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan. However, she revealed why she was unable to talk to them despite calling them multiple times.


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Farida Jalal Mentions Why She Is Unable To Talk To Shah Rukh Khan And Salman Despite Calling Them

Veteran actress, Farida Jalal is known for her graceful smile and motherly behaviour. The ever-so-charming lady has captivated minds with her acting in multiple movies over the years. Recently, she was seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's directorial, Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar, in the role of 'Qudsia Begum'. She beautifully enacted the character of the grandmother of 'Nawab Tajdar Baloch', played by Taha Shah Badussha. Undoubtedly, since then, she has been leading the headlines, and now sat for a candid conversation with India Today.

Farida Jalal on her bond with Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan

Farida Jalal was seen in popular movies, including Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, co-starring Shah Rukh Khan. Not only that, she also worked in films starring Salman Khan, including Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai and Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge. Thus, Farida has a beautiful bond with both the superstars of Bollywood. She walked down the memory lane and revealed if she is in touch with them.

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Farida then mentioned that she has reportedly lost the actors' contacts, when they changed their mobile numbers. Thus, the quintessential supportive mother to superstars like Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan mentioned that now she is wondering how to come in contact with them. She said:

“No, I am not. How do I get to him? Tell me. (even) Salman, how do I get to them? You know, they have changed their mobiles or whatever.”

Farida explains how Shah Rukh confronted her during her shoulder surgery

In the same conversation, Farida then recalled a sweet gesture from Shah Rukh during one of her challenging times. Talking about the same, the veteran actress mentioned that the actor had checked on her when she had shoulder surgery. Moreover, SRK comforted her and told her to be patient about the recovery post her shoulder surgery. She remembered:

“I had shoulder surgery done by Shah Rukh, and he has done many. So, those days, I went to his doctor also. He called me out of the blue, so sweet, na? ‘Farida ji, I have to tell you, yeh jo shoulder surgery hai na... Don’t get impatient. It’s going to take lots of time to get back that movement’. I was very worried about why I was not able to lift my arm up. He called me. I felt so good when he called. He said, ‘Farida ji, just don’t worry; this takes time. After a year, you’ll be able to lift your arm well. But it takes time, so don’t lose patience’."

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Again, she revealed that after that incident, when she tried talking to Shah Rukh and Salman, she couldn't reach them. But just like a lovely mother, she wanted to congratulate the actors on their recent successes. Talking about how she lost Shah Rukh and Salman's contact numbers, she stated:

"But now, when I try calling him on that number, because I loved his success and his films, I want to tell him, ‘Bachcha, very good; I am very happy for you,’ but there is nobody on that line. If his secretary is not kind to you, then what do you do? I have to go through somebody, as I don’t have his number. So Shah Rukh should think about this. When people want to talk to you, what do they do? People like me. Salman, I used to have his number; we used to talk to each other so often; now he must have changed his number; what do I do?”

What do you think about Farida's revelations? Let us know!

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