By Shreya Sharma Last Updated:
Juhi Chawla and Shah Rukh Khan’s friendship is years long. They have worked together in many hit films like Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Darr, Yes Boss, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman and others. They had also launched a production house, Dreamz Films Unlimited, in 2013, which had fallen apart a few years ago. Shah Rukh, Juhi and her husband, Jai Mehta, proudly own the IPL franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Every year, SRK or Juhi attend the IPL auction. However, this year gave a pleasant surprise, when their kids took over their duties.
On February 18, 2021, Shah Rukh Khan’s son, Aryan had filled in for him, whereas Juhi Chawla’s daughter, Jahnavi had stepped in for her at the Indian Premier League 2021 auction. Juhi Chawla had posted a picture of Aryan and her daughter, Jahnavi Mehta from the auctions and the proud mother had captioned her post as "So happy to see both the KKR kids, Aryan and Jahnavi at the Auction table @iamsrk @KKRiders."
In a conversation with the Indian Express, Juhi Chawla talked about seeing the kids filling in for their parents at the IPL 2021 auction. When asked about her reaction to seeing the kids fill in for them, Juhi replied, “Many little things come to mind, one was, how amazing is nature! In a glimpse, Aryan looked like a young Shah Rukh and Jahnavi resembled me so much!”
Juhi also mentioned that both, Jahnavi and Aryan follow cricket religiously and understand the game perfectly. She said, “I was so glad the children are taking a keen interest in the team. They are not being pushed to do this, they are doing it because they truly wish to. They both keenly follow the sport. Jahnavi wakes up at odd hours of the night, to watch cricket matches in different parts of the world.”
Juhi also expressed her happiness on how their kids, Jahnavi and Aryan have “taken over” what she and Shah Rukh Khan had begun years ago. She concluded, “When Jahnavi discusses cricket, her whole being lights up. I am always shocked at how aware of the technicalities of the sport she is. When I saw the picture of the two of them at the auction, I was so grateful to God that in their own unique way, and with their own free will, our children had taken over, what we had started…”
While Aryan Khan is not interested in acting, he had shown his hidden talent with the Kolkata Knight Riders' anthem. When Shah Rukh and Kolkata Knight Riders had released a new fan anthem, Laphao, it was none other than his son, Aryan, who had donned the hat of video conceptualiser and developer for the song. The description box of Kolkata Knight Riders' official YouTube channel, where Laphao was released, had the information about the same.
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