Shah Rukh Khan has been ruling our hearts ever since he made an entry into Bollywood with his movie Deewana. 25 years down the line and he is still known as the ruling King of Bollywood.
From movies like Baazigar to Raees, there isn’t a character he hasn’t played. The actor who is currently busy promoting his upcoming movie ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’, spoke about his Bollywood journey during an interview.
He started off by thanking his fans for all the love and support he has received over the years. “I got to know the day before yesterday that I have completed 25 years in Bollywood. I don't know the entire calculation but I think I have completed 26-27 years but it feels very good. Half of my life I have spent doing this service and acting. I have earned a lot for myself, respect, work, it is a long time yaar.”
He went on to joke about his fans and the chaos that is caused in hopes of spotting him in his home. “I get to know through social media that people come from a long distance – I'm so thankful, neighbours get upset, traffic jams so sorry – I wish my garden gets bigger so everyone can come in.”
When asked about his plans for Eid here’s what he had to say, “I am thinking of cooking for my kids today since all three are here – one day I made it recently so my daughter said thek thak ban gaya."
It is common knowledge that SRK has always encouraged his kids to form their own opinions on religion and has never been the one to force them into anything. When asked about it, here’s what he had to say. “When I went to Ram Leela father was happy, I want my kids to learn about religion themselves. I am reading Mahabharata and I tell the stories to Abram. I think it's the greatest stories that have been ever told.”
His movie Jab Harry Met Sejal has been in the news lately after the CBFC’s restrictions on its trailer. Here’s how he reacted to it, “To be honest knowing all people involved in this film …we have never said anything disrespectful to families. When they see the film they will understand the context.”
As always when quizzed about his children and their Bollywood debut, he said, “They are not movie stars they happen to be children. If you see them publically don't assume they will handle you the way I do. My children will finish their studies – in my house, there is a rule – one should be a graduate. Suhana has many years to go to finish her studies and then she can act.”
He went on to talk about his character in the movie. “The film is about a vertically challenged person and to make it in India is quite special. It's like the hobbit and we are really waiting to see the final product. We have filmed the movie in Goregaon and are trying to finish it in December.”
While we can’t wait to see him in his latest movie, we wish him all the luck and hope to see him active in the world of Bollywood for the next 25 years and more.