At India Today Group’s Agenda Aaj Tak Conclave, Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan said that he has very fond memories of visiting Peshawar as a teenager when his father took him to the neighbouring country. SRK also said that he hopes to take his three children, Aryan, Suhana and AbRam to his family’s hometown.
When Pakistan’s former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar asked him about visiting her country, Khan said “I’d love to! My family is from Peshawar (Pakistan) and few of them still live there. I would love to visit Peshawar and bring my children over because my father took me when I was 15 or 16. I still have some of the greatest memories of the time I spent with my father in Peshawar, Karachi and Lahore. I want to take my kids there”
Khan’s late father, Taj Mohammad Khan, was a freedom fighter, who hailed from the city of Peshawar.
SRK also hoped for a better relationship between the two countries.
“I hope with whatever issues and stresses we have… I hope we become friends, we become friendlier, we become like a family and one together”
“When I travel abroad, I notice it even more, because sitting in your nation you can’t make out. But when I go to London, Dubai or US, you don’t even get to know who is from where – there’s no cultural difference. I think people should forget and continue to be what we used to be”