Shah Rukh Khan’s co-stars and directors have been open about his lack of punctuality. However, Juhi Chawla has now revealed that Shah Rukh was once so late for a party that by the time he arrived the party was over and everyone, including Juhi, was sound asleep.
Appearing on Zee Comedy Show, Juhi recalled that she had a party that was at 11:00 p.m. and invited Shah Rukh for it. The actor confirmed his presence but informed her that he would be late.
“Whenever there is a party at our house, we always invite Shah Rukh Khan. I have worked with him in several films and he is also a partner of our sports team, so we always call him home. At one party I called him, and everyone was excited for him to come, especially my staff because they wanted to take pictures with him. I told him to come at 11pm, but he had mentioned that he would be a little late. Eventually it arrived after about 2:30 am when the staff had left and I was asleep. The food was also finished, everyone had gone home and that’s when he came, ”she said, as reported in a major daily.
Director Farah Khan, who worked with Shah Rukh on Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om, added, “We all know when we have a call at 9 am Shah Rukh will come at 2 pm, but it’s okay. However, when he suddenly arrives at 11 a.m., things take a turn for the worse. Sab gadbad hojata hai and then we have to change things. So i feel late aa rahe ho, toh always late aao.
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Shah Rukh and Juhi have been friends for decades now. The duo are also co-owners of the IPL Kolkata Knight Riders team. This year, their children – Aryan Khan and Jhanvi Mehta – replaced Shah Rukh and Juhi at the 2021 IPL auction.