Similarly, like many parents in India Shah Rukh Khan gets it too tough to talk about sex and sex education with his kids. He recently confessed his hesitation talking about sex with his children Aryan and Suhana.
Though, he doesn’t consider it a drawback as he believes his children are possibly more educated about sex than him. In this tell-all interview with Bombay Times, Shah Rukh spoke about the discussions he has with his children. He said,
My mother gave me sex education classes (laughs). For me it’s the other way, do I sit with my kids down and talk to them? No, I am extremely friendly with my children and if I am not being too presumptuous I think it’s because of the relationship that I share with my father. Also, I am personally very shy so I may not be able to educate my children about sex, so I don’t bring that up. Sometimes while watching film together, I feel that they are perhaps a little more educated about it than I am. Maybe, I should take a little class from them.
However, talking about HIS policy of upbringing his children, Shah Rukh added,
I have a simple philosophy towards my children or the people who I love. Two aspects I never question. First is their action which I believe is all good. Second is their ability to say, “I don’t know”, it’s good enough answer. In schools when you are asked a question and you say you don’t know, it’s often humiliating. It’s a child’s right to not know. And even an adult’s right. At 51, it’s my right to not know and my self-confidence is really high even though you ask me something and I don’t know it.