>> SHAH RUKH KHAN ON HIS ROMANTIC AVATAR,
A number of new actors have gone on record saying that they are in awe of SRK – the superstar...
You know, sometimes, a lot of co-actors and co-actresses tell me, ‘People don’t know it, but you are so simple’. But I always say that it’s [the perception] from the outside. A lot of them [actors and directors], when they start out, they don’t know me well, but when they work with me and become friendly enough, then they turn around and say that [I am simple]. That’s why I don’t think the simplicity has gone away, but yes, I have more life experience now. And I can’t deny that.
You have been a part of so many blockbusters in the past 25 years. How do you look back at all the work, especially your romantic hero image?
It’s like asking someone if he puts in a lot of thought before tying his shoelaces. Also, one can easily wear the shirt and trousers, and can even fix the hair without even looking in the mirror. I mean, it just happens, right? In a similar vein, I think those films have become a part of my nature. And if they have become part of my nature, I just can’t sit and think too much about it.
So, you never pause and think about any of it?
Suppose if I sat down today to specifically see how I tie my shoelaces, and am like, ‘oh, accha aise bandhta hoon main (this is how I tie them)’, it won’t be fun. Even if one tries to remember when they first picked it up, one won’t remember it. But it’s part of your nature. I always think that it’s another lifetime, but it’s all a part of my nature (smiles).
Shah Rukh Khan