Shah Rukh Khan reduces smoking

Shah Rukh Khan is trying to kick the butt. He has been trying for a while now, but has made a conscious effort now, “I have reduced smoking,” confirms SRK. Often criticised and once fined for smoking in public, SRK is trying hard to let go of the cancer stick.

Shah Rukh who is now working on his film with Aanand L Rai has been watching a few films of late as well to make sure that he is occupied. “I saw Lipstick Under My Burkha, just to sound intellectual,” he guffaws.

I saw Aanand sir’s (Aanand L Rai) film with that very long name - Shubh Mangal Savdhan. And then I saw Dangal. Dangal released last year, but I saw it this year. I saw Ek Tha Tiger as well, I mean Tiger Zinda Hai,” he laughs and corrects his faux pas.

And then continuing his tongue in cheek comment, he adds, “Bareilly Ki Barfi was also very sweet.”

Meanwhile on Salman Khan's birthday bash, Ali Abbas Zafar and Katrina Kaif from the Tiger Zinda Hai team ushered in Khan’s birthday at his Panvel farmhouse, and many regulars like Sajid Wajid, Ramesh Taurani, Sooraj Pancholi, Vatsal Sheth, Angad Bedi, Kishen Kumar, Kailash Surendranath, Vaibhavi Merchant were present. Interestingly Indian stumper Mahendra Singh Dhoni also drove down to  the birthday after attending Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s wedding reception in Mumbai. News anchor Rajat Sharma and politician Baba Siddiqui also arrived late into the night.

Katrina Kaif also had just arrived from the Virushka wedding reception and she even changed into a tee and jeans casting aside her fancy gown from the do.

But Shah Rukh Khan gave it a miss because he wanted to spend time with his Aryan who is in town. “My children are here and hence I cannot go. So, I sent Salman a message. His birthday can be celebrated anytime this month,” laughs Shah Rukh Khan.