Bollywood superstar and the lead actor of "Chennai Express", Shah Rukh Khan, in a candid chat claimed that even at 47 he is a fantastic lover.

Shah Rukh made the comment during an event in Mumbai when he was asked to share his experience on how he felt when he had to play the role of a 40-year-old man in "Chennai Express".

The actor was quick to respond saying he never understood why people asked him such sort of questions. He went on to ask why his co-actresses,  who are younger to him, were never asked such questions.

He stressed that he is still a wonderful lover at his age. "I am a fantastic lover at 47 and not a virgin," he said.

In another statement during the event, Shah Rukh, who is often seen playing romantic characters in his films, confessed that he has a feminine side which would have hindered film makers from offering him macho roles.

Pointing out to the gathering as to how he was sitting with his knees touching and ankles crossed, Shah Rukh wittingly said, "I am a little bit effeminate. Look, I even sit like a girl!"

Shah Rukh, who will be seen in a hard core action avatar in Rohit Shetty directorial "Chennai Express" opposite Deepika Padukone, is recuperating from a shoulder surgery which he underwent last month after sustaining injuries while performing an action sequence for the film.

"Chennai Express" is set to hit screens on 8 August. The much hyped film is Shah Rukh's first release of the year.