While girls gush about him, the self-confessed introvert blushes at it all. “I blush … that’s the effect all the affection has on me,” he laughs, adding that his idea of romance is old-school.
“I’m quite old-school when it comes to relationships,” confesses the 33-year-old actor, who won hearts with his super-hit TV show, Zindagi Gulzar Hai.
“I proposed to my wife (Sadaf) when I was 17, and she was all of 16. It may’ve been unfair to her, but I was very clear that I wanted to be with her forever … I told her, ‘I want to be your husband and want to grow old with you. I love you now and I’ll love you forever.’
She was the first (love) in my life and she’ll be the only one,” says Khan, who’ll next share screen space with actor Sonam Kapoor.
Khan’s colleagues in Pakistan have hailed his entry into Bollywood as one which will open doors for others, too.
“It’s an honour to be seen as a cultural ambassador of sorts, especially by actors who are immensely talented … I’m happy that people are seeing my entry as a harbinger of positive change,” he says.