On attending a prayer-meet in remembrance of the late Kundan Shah, superstar Shah Rukh Khan said 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro' director reminded him of his mother.
Shah Rukh spoke from the heart at the prayer meet, which was attended by Aziz Mirza, David Dhawan, Satish Shah, Ashoke Pandit and Saeed Mirza.
"It is one of the greatest losses of my life. I was 25 when I came to Mumbai, I have stayed in Kundan's house, I have been fed by his family and taken care of by them. I remember when I was leaving Delhi, my theatre friends told me when you meet Kundan Shah, touch his feet and give him a hug.
"I am who I am not just because I have learnt from him, but because I have got so much from perhaps one of the greatest directors of our time in the Hindi TV and film industry," Shah Rukh said.
"Many a times he shouted at me... He came to hit me.. He's made me take at least 100 retakes... He never worked with me again. He was very honest," Shah Rukh said.
"I have some posters of two, three films in my house. One of them is 'Mughal-e-Azam' and it is signed by Dilip Kumar saab. One is that of 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro', which Kundan had refused to sign for a long time. Just six to seven days ago, I told my wife I will go and get it signed by Kundan... And he left the world without signing that poster for me.
"But his memories, love and the way he treated me will always be with me... Everytime he came to hit me, everytime he shouted at me, fed me at his house, told me how bad I am, everytime he told me how I'll never do good work in my life, reminded me of my mother.