Shah Rukh Khan is a man of many talents and is always interested in learning and knowing new things. Latest hobby to catch his attention is cooking and he seems quite keen on it. In an exclusive interview with the Hindustan Times, Khan opened up about his affinity towards food and cooking.
"Not many know about this, but I want to open a restaurant. I want to cook Italian food. I’m like (boxer) Jake LaMotta. When he became fat, he started a restaurant where he used to cook Italian food and serve people. I want to be like that. When I become fat, I want to open a restaurant near Juhu or somewhere, and serve people. I really love cooking."
The Raees star had qualms about his lack of time. "I’ve never had the time to do it. My father and mother used to cook. I’ve started learning how to cook Italian food," he said.
He also has some crazy ideas about the visual effects when he takes to the kitchen, "I think I’ll look very sexy in just an apron. Of course, most of the guests will run away if I’m only wearing an apron (laughs), but I want to serve people."
So has he started experimenting with cooking?
"I have been doing it at home, and I’m now making a kitchen for myself. I have bought all the accessories. I was in Europe for three months, so I learnt from a lady who was part of our team and used to cook. And I will keep learning."
When asked why cooking? What pushes this passion of his? Quick came the reply,
"I like to do it for my children. I don’t know how to interact with them, and I’m not someone who imposes. But the one thing that connects all of us is ‘khaana aa gaya hai’ (*wink wink*). When I cook for them, I don’t feel like I’m encroaching on their space, but 'khaana toh khayenge hi'."
Khan feels that cooking is learning in itself and finds peace in it: "I like the process of learning. Inshallah, if I get time, then I will be making food for people in another six to seven months at least, at my place. I enjoy it, and it’s very therapeutic."
Wrapping it up on a funny note he said, "plus, I have some nice pans and pots!"
Now wouldn’t you be excited to dine at SRK's Restaurant? Hope he gets it made soon!
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