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Shahrukh Khan: I won’t be second to anyone

Shah Rukh Khan is known for his relentless working, he often goes the extra mile to achieve success as he doesn’t want to forgo the top position that he holds. The King Khan, whose last release Chennai Express became one of the highest grossing bollywood movies so far, said he is constantly working hard to sustain his place in the industry. “I am scared of losing. I am scared of coming second. I am scared of not making it big. So, I have such a fear of failure that I work harder when even I don’t need to. I work longer when I don’t have to,” the My Name Is Khan star said.

“I never rest on my laurels because I feel that this will be taken away one day. I have this fear that if I don’t work hard enough I will lose what I have attained and not be able to continue to do so. I don’t have blood pressure neither I am a heart victim but I need to just work hard,” he said on the sidelines of 40th National Management Convention by All India Management Association (AIMA).

Shahrukh Khan who’s been a star for more than 20 years now, said that his journey has not been a cakewalk and he did face his share of failures. But now relishing the success of ‘Chennai Express’, the actor said he has made many enemies in the industry after doing the Rohit Shetty film. “Failures also gets you to find who your real friends are. The true strength of your relationship gets tested in the phase of strong adversity. I lost lots of friends post ‘Ra.One’, apart from losing a lot of audience too. And after ‘Chennai Express’, I haven’t made any new friends but I have a whole new set of enemies now,” he added.

Shahrukh Khan was spotted with grey streaks in his hair, and when asked about it, said that’s his new look in the movie Happy New Year. Having given many hit films including Darr, Baazigar, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Chak De! among others, has not yet made him one of those aloof superstars. He says he still feels like a newcomer. “When I look at a project, I feel I don’t know anything and I begin the film as a newcomer. I take it as my last project and give all my efforts to make it big so that I don’t repent later,” he said.

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