Shah Rukh Khan plays the father of a teenager in Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan. He is also playing dad to a grown-up child in Anubhav Sinha's Ra1.

When most top actors shy away from playing papas of big kids, SRK feels it is okay for him to be shown as the father of a strapping young lad. For most stars, toddlers or perhaps five-six year olds are okay if they have to play daddy figures.

It is reliably learnt that the actor had no qualms about having a grown-up child when he was told about it. It was not a matter of concern for his screen persona, nor did he discuss the reasons behind the need to be shown with a teenaged offspring.

So what?

Confirms Karan, "Yes, Shah Rukh is playing father to a teenager in MNIK. It was never an issue for either Shah Rukh or me. But then why should it be? His son Aryan is almost 11. In my first film, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, when Shah Rukh was 30, he played a college student! Actors should not worry about these things. I don't think they should allow these aspects to interfere in accepting roles based on such things."

MNIK has Shah Rukh essay the character of Rizwan Khan who is suspected to be a terrorist after authorities mistake his disability for 'suspicious' behaviour post 9/11. His co-star Kajol plays Mandira, a Hindu single mother who Rizwan falls in love with.

The film's cast and crew recently returned from a schedule in the US. The next and final stint of shooting will be in Mumbai in September.

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