Shah Rukh Khan has been in Bollywood for more than 25 years. In this time span, he has essayed a variety of characters on screen- be it a loverboy, a villain, a hockey coach, and even a superhero. Yet, his most popular portrayals remain his quintessential romantic avatars, Rahul and Raj, from the films ’Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Laaenge’, ’Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ’Dil Toh Paagal Hai’ and ’Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’.
Asked what he would do if his daughter Suhana met a guy like Rahul he said, "What is the essence of romance? To make somebody feel it at a particular moment in time. Personally, I’m not like that. If I stood with my arms open and sang a song in front of my wife, probably she’d throw me out of the house.”
"I told my daughter, that if a guy meets you and says, Rahul, naam toh suna hoga’, he’s a stalker. If a boy looks at you across a room at a party and says, Aur paas, aur paas’, go kick him in the shins. But in the film, if I’m able to activate an element of innocence and make it attractive, the role gets reinvented by itself," he added.