The Vogue Awards 2018 witnessed the presence of some of the very best Bollywood stars residing at the epitome of stardom and glamour. Be it Katrina Kaif, Kangana Ranaut or Saif Ali Khan everybody came to the event all dressed up. When the program reached its climax, a very special ending to the celebration was addressed, the revelation of the Vogue India’s cover of August, 2018. Well, this month was a milestone for Suhana Khan with her very first magazine shoot and that too for Vogue India. The first look was shared by none other than proud father Shah Rukh Khan.
King Khan was honoured with the Most Beautiful Man of the Decade award. Just after that, Shah Rukh Khan presented the cover featuring Suhana Khan to all the guests with a lovely father’s speech. The veteran actor enshowered light on how life is like for celebrity kids and also let us know his future dreams for daughter Suhana Khan. In this month’s issue, Shah Rukh unveils the fact that he wants their children to work hard to reach up. He say, “We have friends who are very well-meaning and think of my kids as their own, and they’re all happy and keen to launch her. Like Karan [Johar]. But I keep insisting that I don’t want them designed as stars, I want them to be launched when they are good enough actors.”
Some excerpts of Shah Rukh Khan’s speech from the event include:
“I think star kids have their own personal issues, of course they’re entitled and in today’s world with social media it’s nice that you’re recognised, but where I come from, a middle class background, where someone has worked with some of the most beautiful and loveliest of people like Katrina [Kaif], and all the other people here present, I got this opportunity, and things went well for me. But kids are kids, children are children, changing the world. And sometimes, you need assistance of friends to give them a little more confidence, self-belief and self worth. So I want to thank Vogue for taking my little daughter and putting her on the cover of Vogue. I’m extremely thankful.
“I hope it’s not taken as ‘entitled’ just because she happens to be Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter. I just hope it’s taken as a responsibility that she has if she’s being given a platform like this, a solo cover for Vogue, which I incidentally have never gotten (I’m just going to keep pointing that out, I just have to look at [model’s] knees and say ‘Oh I’m so sexy!’ [In reference to his own shoot in Vogue India]). I just want to say thank you very much for putting her in a place where the responsibility you’ve put on her is going to remove some of the entitlement she has because she happens to be my daughter. And Inshallah she’ll work hard towards that.
“I’m very proud of women who work, like I mentioned, all the ladies here, and I hope it doesn’t sound patronising. I’m inspired by women who work… all the ladies that I’ve worked with in the films that I’ve done. 53 years of age, from mother to sister to wife to daughter, and all the girls who’ve worked with me, it’s an inspiration how hard they work, how selflessly they work and how many conditions, which perhaps are not the best for women in the world, not only in this country, how wonderfully happy they are. I never see them lose their smile, I never see them lose their temper, I never see them lose their professionalism. I think I’ve been gifted to be in the company of so many fantastic women. And I hope my daughter can join and be one of them. I’ll be proud of her when she’s proud of herself with the job she does so Inshallah she’ll do well. I feel very honoured to be here, this is strange!”
The actor and his wife Gauri Khan had taken to Twitter to share their elation on daughter’s achievement.
Khan also shared the spot with philanthropist Kulsum Shadab. They highlighted the works of Hothur Foundation. It is an organization that helps and provides means to acid attack survivors.