‘I LOVE BE­ING A SU­PER­STAR’

Not minc­ing words, Shah Rukh Khan says it’s ‘the great­est thing to be’, noth­ing neg­a­tive in star­dom

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - Text by: Rishab Suri Prashant Singh

Ac­tor Shah Rukh Khan is some­one who knows what star­dom is like. And, he loves ev­ery­thing about it! SRK, 51, re­cently com­pleted 25 years in Bol­ly­wood, and the reign­ing star, un­like many oth­ers, says there’s noth­ing neg­a­tive about all the fame and suc­cess. Ex­cerpts

What’s the worst thing about be­ing a su­per­star? I watched a Madonna in­ter­view when I was young. Some­one asked her, ‘What do you want to be?’ Her an­swer: ‘Rich, fa­mous and I want it for­ever.’ I’m un­abashedly like that! I wish star­dom upon ev­ery­one. I think it’s the great­est thing to be. There’s no neg­a­tive to be­ing a star as long as you don’t lose hair. Oth­er­wise, there will be is­sues (laughs)

How would you de­fine star­dom? Star­dom is not con­trolled by me... If I knew [about] it, I would tell my son to be­come one... I’m just hard-work­ing, good-look­ing, sexy and tal­ented.

You and your son Abram waved to fans from the bal­cony of your house, Man­nat, on Eid. What does it mean to you? For a few spe­cial days such as Di­wali, Eid, or my birthday, peo­ple cre­ate an en­vi­ron­ment that I have to share with them. ... I’ve started to get big­ger op­por­tu­ni­ties to do that. My fam­ily is big­ger now... it’s in thou­sands. I’m for­tu­nate the num­bers have in­creased.

PHOTO: VI­RAL BHAYANI

PHOTO: SATISH BATE/HT

PHOTO: AFP

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