Bollywood celebrities enticing fans as being demi Gods is no new matter. But with star kids suddenly seeing an upsurge in popularity courtesy a slew of debutantes sprouting every other day, the shift in interest from the bigwigs to these rising phenomenons have been quite a radical one.
One among the star kids is Aryan Khan, the son of one of the greatest Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan and his producer wife Gauri Khan. Aryan is yet to grace the Bollywood silver screen unlike many of the other privileged kids of tinsel town. But an impending debut has only sought to up the hype surrounding the Junior SRK.
As being the son of the Bollywood Badshah, Aryan has been in the limelight from quite an early age. Even then, there are some facts about this all grown up star kid that remains relatively less known-
#1 A small Bollywood debut
While all of us are waiting anticipatedly for Aryan Khan to foray into Bollywood, Aryan’s big Bollywood debut might have already happened! Not many know but Aryan Khan had ‘starred’ in Karan Johar’s blockbuster hit Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.
Aryan had played the role of a younger Rahul in one of the most successful films of the Hindi film industry as far back as in 2001. In the opening song of the film, Aryan can be seen as a small kid who later on grew up to Rahul, played by SRK.
#2 The big leap
Aryan Khan is all set to make his proper Bollywood debut opposite another illustrious star kid. It is reported that ace film maker Karan Johar would be launching Aryan in his film opposite Khushi Kapoor, the younger daughter of legendary Bollywood actress, the late SriDevi and producer Bonney Kapoor.
#3 Passion for film making
In spite of all the speculations about his launch, Aryan Khan might not be visible on the big screen very soon. This because his interest in the field of cinema is concentrated mainly on film making and direction, rather than on acting. Aryan is in fact preparing for a life behind the camera as he is studying a course on film making and writing at the University of Southern California.
#4 Star kid with a distinct identity
Aryan Khan is one of those new age star kids who do not want the privilege of being born to a superstar to extend to his work life. He wants to build an identity of his own, much like his father did in his own time. Naturally then, Aryan does not like when he is referred to as SRK’s son.
#5 A champion sportsperson
Aryan Khan is also an avid fitness sports enthusiast. He is trained in martial arts and with a black belt in Taekwondo, Aryan went on to clinch a gold medal at the Maharashtra Taekwondo competition in 2010.
#6 Best dubbing child artist of his time
Apart from his strong athletic inclination, Aryan Khan also has a surprisingly wonderful voice. He had dubbed the dialogues for the character of Tez in the movie Hum Lajawab Hain in 2004 and also received an award as the best dubbing child artist.
#7 Suffers from car sickness that sheds him away from the paps
As a star kid however, Aryan’s appearance in front of the paparazzi remains limited. Mostly because he suffers from car sickness and can’t manage to face the media right after travelling.
#8 MMS controversy
Aryan Khan is also one of controversy’s favorite child. In 2014, a video of Aryan sharing some intimate moments with Amitabh Bachchan’s grand daughter Navya Naveli went viral. However, as it turned out later the faces in the video were just the look alikes of the star kids.
#9 ‘Love child’ AbRam
Another weird controversy that gripped the Khans was when it was claimed that SRK’s youngest son AbRam was actually Aryan’s love child! AbRam was born out of a surrogate mother but a section of the media reported that the youngest Khan was the child of Aryan and his Romanian girlfriend. However, SRK refuted all such rumours and termed this episode as one of those that had his family emotionally disturbed.
#10 Yet another Bollywood appearance, but not yet debuted
Aryan Khan was also a part of another of his father’s movies. Aryan had a scene in the movie Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna where he was a soccer player scoring the final goal. But the scene was removed from the film after the final edit as it didn’t seem too convincing.