Abhishek stated on his micro-blogging site, “5th feb 2006, I received the most beautiful birthday present.. Shanouk my dog. Today I said my final goodbye to him. RIP my baby.”
While Amitabh posted, “The gentle warm breeze on a cold morning just stopped. Shanouk my pet Piraana Dane passed away a short while ago.” Shanouk had been an important member of the Bachchan household. The canine’s privacy was fiercely guarded by the family. During his media interactions for Dostana, Abhishek had refused to have Shanouk’s pictures clicked!
But later the Big B had posted his snapshots on his blog. He had written at that time, “This is Shanouk in all his glory... Shanouk is expressing his desire for a close cheek-to-cheek waltz with his master, whom he loves to protect savagely. Told you he was bigger..... bigger than me on his hind. And even beyond if he were to stretch his front legs.
That choreographed move has kindled a desire for more within Shanouk and as I write he hovers around the laptop, pawing my knee, and attempting desperately for a repeat. Well he ain’t gonna get one. Not till I finish with the blog, anyway.”