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After robbery, fingers pointed at Shah Rukh's house
By Subhash K. Jha, IANS
It's Shah Rukh Khan's dream house. But several problems - the latest being a Rs.500,000 (over $10,000) robbery - are making friends superstitiously point fingers at his posh bungalow, 'Mannat'.
"It's that house that he has built for himself," whispers a very close and concerned friend about the house located in Bandra Bandstand from where jewellery and cash were stolen Tuesday.
"Ever since he built his dream house, Shah Rukh's life has turned into a nightmare. There's no joy even in the unparalleled success that has become his birthright.
"Every happiness is clouded with sorrow. If friends tell him the house is unlucky, Shah Rukh gets very, very upset. So we all keep mum hoping and praying that the ill luck would go away.
"Mannat has proven to be anything but the haven that Shah Rukh had thought it would be."
Shah Rukh's best friend Karan Johar though refuses to be pessimistic even after the robbery: "It's a minor problem being blown out of proportion."
The bad news at home comes even as Shah Rukh continues to see tremendous success. He has had two releases so far this year - "Main Hoon Na" and now "Veer Zaara". The first was a massive hit. The second is all set to become an all-time blockbuster.
In the past five years, Shah Rukh has had no failures except his two home productions "Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani" and "Asoka", and Shashilal Nair's "One 2 Ka 4". He personally likes all three films immensely, and so do his fans.
But pain has qualified his steps to superstardom. He lost his father when he was very young. And just when he turned an overnight celluloid star with "Deewana" he lost his beloved mother also.
Health hazards have also plagued him.
Just on the eve of the release of "Veer-Zaara", during a holiday with his family, he injured his foot rather badly.
"Nothing about me can be not serious," Shah Rukh quipped with his characteristic chuckle.
A back problem persists and a painful and complicated neck surgery hasn't really solved the problem.