There is a reason why Shah Rukh Khan is known as the man with a golden heart. Yesterday the actor was present at an event which was organized by the Paralympic Committee of India. During this event, Shah Rukh spoke his heart out on how once he thought to win a medal for the country.
The Padma Shree awardee was invited by Rao Inderjeet Singh who is the President of Paralympic Committee of India. The actor was here to motivate all the Paralympians on their special talents and capabilities. However, he revealed that he was there to get inspired himself.
Shahrukh revealed that he was present over there for a selfish reason. The actor said; I'm here for myself, I'm here to take inspiration from these athletes, I have come here to get motivated.
The actor also revealed that since childhood he had an ardent desire to become a sportsman. When i was young, I was used to play hockey,football, cricket and even used to take part in athletics. I had a dream of representing my country in any sport. But, I got hurt and the injury could not be treated properly for some reason or the other. It was then that i thought my life is finished. It was because of my parents encouragement that i took charge of my life.
The actor-producer also added; Since then, I have gone through nine surgeries. Even now,there are days when i go through a lot of pain and sometimes i feel that i should leave everything. However, just like my parents motivated me in my childhood, now when i listen to the stories of these para athletes, I get motivated and get back to life.
The actor said that the word impossible should not exist. He also added that when you guys will get medals and I pray that you do those medals would be more fortunate than you.
The third Asian Paralympic games are slated to be held in Jakarta from October 6 to 13.