Shahrukh, who allegedly slapped director Shirish Kunder during a party and was involved in a brawl with the policemen at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai during an IPL match, said during an interview at ThinkFest conclave that concluded in Goa yesterday, “I am not going through midlife crisis. I am going through Delhi phases.” Shahrukh also confessed that he went to jail once for threatening a journalist.
The actor also remembered how during his initial days in Mumbai when he was shooting for Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na, he landed in trouble for threatening a journalist over an article that linked him to an actress. “I went to the house of that journalist and threatened him,” Shahrukh said, adding that “next day this act of mine landed me in jail. I was allowed to make only one phone call from the police station. Instead of making a call to my wife or my lawyer, I called the same journalist and threatened him again.” He termed his act as “foolishness.”
Shahrukh ruled out that he was going through a midlife crisis and termed some instances of his arrogance as being a typical “Delhi boy.” “I am a Delhi boy…”
“Shahrukh also said that till some time back, his daughter used to think that he was Aamir Khan. “Four years back, my daughter used to think that I am Aamir Khan and for my son I am always a hero,” the superstar said. On the occasion, Shahrukh read out some excerpts from his autobiography, to which he is giving final touches. It sketches his life from childhood to stardom.