Shahrukh Khan’s recent interview proved that the king is not just witty but wise too. Post reading this, we are sure, you all will fall in love with this man, even more.
Romance is synonym to Shahrukh Khan, but did you know, off his 75 films, he plays a lover boy only 5 times. Shahrukh Khan says, projecting him as the lover boy is “oversimplification”.
“Honestly, I think acting is my forte. I think this is oversimplification – five out of the 75 films that I have done have been romantic. They have done well, so have the other ones,” Shahrukh told, while in an interview with IANS.
The superstar did not make it big with a lover boy image, instead, it was his dark and grey roles in Baazigar and Darr that won him recognition. Only after doing films like DDLJ and Dil Toh pagal Hai, was he tagged the title ‘king of romance’. Later in his career, he featured as an action hero in the Don series. He also did issue-based flick like My Name Is Khan, Chak De! India and Swades. Yet, the tag ‘lover boy’ did not get removed from his name. The superstar returned to love saga with Aditya Chopra’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and now, late Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan, which releases Nov 13 on Diwali.
“Yashji wanted to make love stories. He said that we have had enough of these fighting films. I believed in him…… (with this film) he said he wanted to make a simple yet complicated film on human relations. It is a very modern interpretation (of love). (But) I think love remains the same,” Shahrukh Khan said.
So what’s his Shahrikh Khan’s real life recipe to romance?
“You should sit with who you love…you don’t need anything else…beach, candle, a car or anything. When you love someone, you don’t need anything else. The fact that you do need other things means that you don’t love that person,” said the actor. SRK is a happy married man, with two kids.
He added, “You will only know who I am from the impression you make of me from my films. You will never get to know how I really am because you don’t know me, neither do you spend time with me. And my larger than life image is so big that if I romance well, you will feel that I am a romantic. My image is so big already that whatever you think of me will be based on your perception of me from my films.”
Shahrukh is known more for his brand than acting. He says, “I feel that more than the brand, I just try to enjoy my acting. I have been enjoying it since 20 years. I don’t think I will stop soon. Till the time I get happiness, I will do it. Very few people get the chance of doing what they want to do…and very few get the chance of doing new things every day.”
“Sometimes I am romantic, sometimes I am dancing, fighting…going to new places….so I cherish these moments. I get excited and this shows on screen.
“Whatever role you give me, I will make it out to be something. It is like a challenge to me when I can add something (to my role),” he said.