Zoya Akhtar Reveals Whether She Had Asked SRK To Give A Pep Talk To Suhana For 'The Archies'

In a recent interview, Zoya Akhtar revealed if Shah Rukh Khan ever gave 'a pep talk' to his daughter, Suhana and 'The Archies' cast any pep talk during the shoot.


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Zoya Akhtar Reveals Whether She Had Asked SRK To Give A Pep Talk To Suhana For 'The Archies'

Shah Rukh Khan and his wife, Gauri Khan's daughter, Suhana Khan stepped into Bollywood with Zoya Akhtar's movie, The Archies. The movie received both the negative and positive responses from the audience. There's no denying the fact that Suhana made both of her parents proud of her achievements, and they never shied away from rooting for their princess. And now, Zoya revealed whether SRK came to the set and gave Suhana, along with the newcomers, a pep talk.

Zoya Akhtar reveals if she invited SRK to give a pep talk to The Archies cast

Zoya Akhtar recently sat for an interview with Mid Day. She was asked if she ever called SRK and asked him to give a pep talk to the newcomers. To this, Zoya said she never did the same and mentioned that she had earlier worked with several other newcomers like Siddhant Chaturvedi. She also added that she is meant to give the newcomers a pep talk, and she will never hand over her job to anybody else. Zoya said:

"No, I wouldn’t. I mean, no, because I’ve worked with newcomers. I’ve worked with Siddhant Chaturvedi, I’ve worked with various newcomers. You don’t call in someone and say, ‘Give them a pep talk.’ You just don’t do that. No, that’s my job. I can’t give my job to someone else. That’s what I’m meant to do." 

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Zoya Akhtar heaps praises on Shah Rukh Khan

For those who don't know, Shah Rukh Khan and Zoya Akhtar worked together in the film, Luck By Chance. In the same interview, Zoya was asked if she had ever written SRK's dialogue while keeping the actor's characteristics in mind. To this, Zoya said that SRK is the sort of character who never shies away from rooting for his own people. Zoya can be quoted as saying:

"I think you also see it with him. I think he’s quite rooted, his old friends, you know, the people that gave him a break, the people that stood by him, he stands by. I think, you know, it’s just that guy, so it just came with him."

Suhana Khan revealed if she gets awkward by Shah Rukh Khan hyping her on social media

Shah Rukh is hands down father to his kids, Aryan Khan, Suhana Khan and AbRam Khan. Moreover, he often takes to his social media handles and drops adorable posts for their kids while heaping praise on them. Earlier, in an interview with Mirchi Plus, Suhana Khan was asked if she feels awkward with her papa, SRK's hype-up posts for her. To this, Suhana said that she never felt awkward, and SRK is her father and it's his way of showing love, for which she is proud.


Shah Rukh Khan flaunted 'The Archies' t-shirt and said he felt like 'King' at the screening of the movie

It was during the screening of the movie, The Archies when the whole family of SRK arrived at NMACC for the same. In several videos that made rounds in the media, SRK could be seen flaunting a t-shirt with the movie of the name. He could also be seen walking hand-in-hand with his daughter at the screening. Later, during an AskSrk session, SRK was asked about how he felt while walking hand-in-hand with Suhana. To this, the actor said he felt like a 'King'.

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Shah Rukh Khan and Suhana Khan are collaborating on a Sujoy Ghosh's project

For a long time, reports have been rife that Shah Rukh Khan is all set to be seen alongside Suhana Khan in Sujoy Ghosh's movie, King. The project will reportedly be a spy thriller, wherein SRK would be a handler to the spy, Suhana. It is worth mentioning that none of such reports was ever officially confirmed.


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