From rags to riches perfectly suits the life story of the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. The superstar of Indian cinema and the one name that rules millions of hearts opened up on how it feels being ‘The Shah Rukh Khan’. There are thousands of people who get inspired by looking at the struggles that Shah Rukh did to reach where he is today. SRK is truly a star and he proved it by talking about the same in his latest interview.
While talking about how even after staying in the industry over 25 years, others works or success does not affect him, he told PTI:
“What is the point of having become such a huge star, if you are still going to follow someone else? Or be bothered by someone else, or think about someone else or compare yourself to someone else. I am sure, I am being presumptuous, but there are a lot of people out there who say ‘wish we become Shah Rukh Khan’. I am Shah Rukh Khan, so why should I want to be someone else?”
Like everyone knows, Shah Rukh reached the top after a lot of struggles and facing a lot of hardships. Stressing upon how he was ‘nobody’ when he entered the industry, Shah Rukh said:
“With no money, no house, no future, parents dead, I did what I felt like doing. I had nothing to lose. Now I have everything. One way to look at it is, ‘Oh I have so much to lose’.”
Looking at his success and fame with another perspective, Shah Rukh said:
“The other way is, ‘I’ve gained so much, even if I try to lose it, it won’t go away.’ If we were so brave when we had nothing, why should we not be equally brave in our beliefs and thoughts in what we want to do, when we have everything going for us.”
Expressing that he does what he feels like and it’s silly not to do things when you are capable of, the 51-year-old said,
“I do what I feel like doing. I made the most expensive film in the country ever, knowing fully it won’t recover the money. But I had to do it.”
He further added:
“My belief is, if someone else has already done it, why do you want to do it? Go for something else.”
Being a superstar, a role model, representing your nation on an international stage and still not forgetting your responsibilities towards your family and really difficult. However, Shah Rukh Khan excels in multitasking all of these and this absolutely confirms that he is the King who deserves to rule our hearts for many more years.