Mumbai — Shah Rukh Khan feels that a father-son relationship should be like that of friends.
The actor, who has always been vocal about his parents, has lent his support to an upcoming film titled “Ekkees Toppon Ki Salami” by launching its trailer along with the entire star cast here.
Apparently, the film, based on a father-son relationship, made Khan emotional and he decided to support it.
Narrated in a comical way, the film stars Anupam Kher, Neha Dhupia, Divyendu Sharma, Manu Rishi and Aditi Sharma. It is the story of a man and his two sons who set out to get their father what he dreamed of all his life.
"The heart of the film ‘Ekkees Toppon Ki Salami’ is in the right place. I think when you carve a film like this in an entertaining manner, it becomes more interesting than just a regular comedy film," Khan told reporters here Aug. 11.
On being asked about his experience of fatherhood, he said, "My wish for my three children is for their good health. For me, the most gratifying experience is when at the end of the day, you are tensed and tired and while sleeping feel their soft bodies, and when they give you a hug as they feel bad when you leave home for work for long hours," he said.
The 48-year-old actor revealed that he shares a friendly relationship with his children.
"I have noticed that whenever I talk to fathers in the film industry, there is passion to have a friendly relationship with their children. The time has gone to be like a father figure. I think the relationship between a father and a son should be that of friends, of natural exuberance," he said.
Kher, who had played the role of Khan’s father in Yash Chopra’s blockbuster “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,” is essaying the role of a father in “Ekkees Toppon Ki Salami.”
"The feeling of a father comes naturally to me. In this film, the father is disappointed with the kids and unfortunately, they realize his worth only after his death. My father was an ordinary man but an extraordinary person," Kher said.
“Ekkees Toppon Ki Salami,” directed by Ravindra Gautam and produced under the banner of Nautanki Films, is slated to hit theaters Sept. 19.