Mumbai, August 24
Actor Shah Rukh Khan has urged people to make the maximum use of postal service so that it gets a revival in the era of Internet and digitalisation.
Khan was addressing the media at an event where he released a special postal cover on the eve of completion of 130 years of the heritage Bandra railway station in Mumbai on Friday.
The function was held on the station premises with School Education Minister Ashish Shelar and Western Railway General Manager AK Gupta and scores of staffers celebrating the event.
Khan said there is certain kind of beautiful emotion involved in letter-writing. “I feel there is certain kind of beautiful, romantic and lovely emotion involved in letter-writing. In today’s time because of internet and digitisation, our postal service is lagging behind, but the way railway and postal department has taken the decision to release a postal stamp of a railway station is really a commendable effort. I feel our younger generation should have the knowledge about history, culture and architectural beauty of our country.”
Khan urged people to do maximum use of postal services. He said: “I would like to urge everyone to use postal service as much as possible. I am not that intelligent but I feel if we can introduce a digital setup along with postal service which can give free access to people to send their letters through some kind of internet service then, I feel, we can revive postal service and the romance behind sending the letters will be kept intact.”
Sharing his experience of attending the function, Khan said: “I am really happy that Ashish (Shelar) saab and other dignitaries have invited me to this function as a representative of the residents of Bandra. Now they have entered till Bandra station and they have promised me that they will enter my house too. I just want to tell them that please do not show the view when I am taking a bath in my bathroom.”
Khan and Kajol starrer film ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’s iconic climax was shot at a railway station. Sharing his memories attached with railway stations, Khan said: “I am really happy to be here mainly because I have romanced many girls on railway stations. But I haven’t romanced any girl on the Bandra station and now that I have seen the station I will talk to some of my heroines so that I can regularly commute over here.”
On the film front, it will be a year in December when Khan was last seen on the big screen. ‘Zero’, which also starred Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif, was his last release and he has not signed any film after it. IANS
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