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How Shah Rukh Khan overcame the biggest Hichki in his life 

Khan found acting as a way to fill the void created by the death of his parents.

Mayur Lookhar

Actress Rani Mukerji, whose film Hichki will be released on 23 March, has been asking fellow artistes to talk about their biggest hichkis (hiccups/hurdles) that they overcame.

Fellow actor and good friend Shah Rukh Khan said, "The greatest Hichki moment I can think of is the death of my parents. I was 15 when my father died, my mother died when I was 24. That left a void in my life. I didn't know what to do. So, I felt that I need to fill this void. There were so many sentiments attached, so I kept that pain in me, but because you need to take that pain out, you need to vent out the emotions."

Khan found acting as a way to fill that void. “I was fortunate to get a break in acting. For me acting is not a profession. For me acting is that little vent where I can express my sorrow, happiness, the little memories attached with my parents, I can express those through celluloid, or vent them out slowly. I always tell my family that if there’s a day when I vent out all those emotions and then I’d probably give up acting for I won’t have anything more to give. Whenever that happens, there is no coming back from there,” added Khan.

The Raees actor felt that God takes away a life, but he also provides you means to overcome it. “This will remain with me forever, but I cannot let that bog me down for the rest of my life. God takes a life, but he also paves the path for you to overcome such a hichki. For me that would the moment of hichki which God has helped me overcome,” he said.

Mukerji had earlier opened up about her own hichki. She used to stammer as a child, and she feared her voice was perhaps not suited for films. She was also insecure of her short height. Mukerji overcame it all to emerge as a successful actress.  

Khan and Mukerji have worked together in films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and Chalte Chalte (2003).

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