Published On: Fri, Jul 22nd, 2016

When I am speaking I like women to be lying down: Shah Rukh Khan



We all know Shah Rukh Khan has a way with words. And he was his humorous best this evening (July 21) at the launch of a book honouring women leaders in Mumbai.

Through his address to the audience, Shah Rukh began to mention the author Gunjan Jain’s hard work. The author — seated in the front row — quickly jumped to her feet the moment SRK mentioned her name and true to Shah Rukh’s signature candid humor he said, “Please sit! This may be politically incorrect, but actually when I speak to a woman, I’d like her to be lying down.” Seeing the large media presence he remarked that this may get him in trouble, but far from it, he had the audience in splits.


Shah Rukh proceeded to speak passionately about how his life has been shaped by many women right from his grandmother to his daughter. He expressed gratitude to all the women who have had an influence on his life including his wife, the actresses he has started with and all the “aunties” and “didis” in his colony in Delhi where he lived before moving to Mumbai.


The book ‘She walks, She leads’ (Penguin Random House) was written by debutante author Gunjan Jain and the launch was hosted by Nita Ambani (who features as one of 24 ladies being honored in the book), along with Deepak Parekh.

When I am speaking I like women to be lying down: Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh’s address was followed by a session hosted by Swati Piramal and then a panel with Adi Godrej, Ajay Piramal and Suhel Seth was moderated by CNBC TV18’s Shireen Bhan. Deepak Parekh delivered a vote of thanks.

srk-neeta-ambaniFollowing is the poem SRK penned down himself:

This is for girls who stay up all night,
This is for you who are willing to fight,
For hidden fears,
Hurt, pain, and tears,
Under the smiles, laughs, and giggles we hear.
Let your hair down, straight or curls,
You’re beautiful because you fight like a girl.

For girls who wears short skirts,
And their heart on their sleeve,
For girls who know how difficult,
It is to believe,
The girls who scream and cry,
Into their pillows and tell them their goals,
For girls who have a secret,
But can’t tell a soul.
Let your eyes be your diamond,
Make them your pearls,
You’re beautiful because you fight like a girl.

For girls who have made mistakes,
And have regrets galore,
Because you fight like a girl.
For the girls who love with all their heart,
Although it sometimes gets broke,
To who think it’s over,
To real girls, to all girls,
Who have tears to soak.
You throw, you pick up, and fall,
But just tell the world,
“I’m beautiful,
Because I fight like a girl.”

News Source Indian Express & Samaa

About the Author

Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology