"It (stardom) means nothing to me. All I know is to work from morning to night. I don't know what it (stardom) means to me. I work almost 18 hours a day. The biggest thing in life is to define the reason for your success because I don't know it. I think you are dishonest if you explain it because I can't pass it on to my daughter and son, nobody can," SRK said.
In 2012, 'King' Khan had only one release -- Yash Chopra's 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' opposite Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. The film was a huge hit. Even this year, the superstar will have only Rohit Shetty's 'Chennai Express' hitting the cinema houses.
On whether it is a conscious decision to slow down, SRK said, "No it is not... I do one film at a time. Now I like to do one film a year, take time off, sit with the kids. And I feel you can't make four-five films a year. I think it spoils the quality. I want to do quality films. I want people to talk about my film whenever it comes out... be it good, bad or ugly."
"I got injured in between and then Yashji (Yash Chopra) wanted me to start working on his film first so we waited for the girls to get free. I could afford to have started a film but I chose not to. So I spent time with kids. Before that I did 'Don' and 'Ra.One', both of which were action films... and it takes time," the 47-year-old actor said.
"I wanted to start 'Happy New Year' in January... we were to start shooting for a song. But then I spoke to Farah (Khan) that we will start in one go and continue it. I told her 'let me finish 'Chennai Express' in April-May and then start it'," he added.
On whether injuries made him decide to do one film a year, SRK said, "No it is not like that at all. I don't have problems with breathing or any other injury. I do films as they come. I can afford to do the film that I want to do at the time I wish to... I worked for it for 22 years."
About 'Chennai Express', he said, "The film is a journey in the South. It is about how we believe our culture and languages are different but love conquers all. So it is a fun way to show that. It is a film which is fun, people meet from different zones."
Citing an example, SRK said, "My mother is from Hyderabad and my father is from Peshawar and I have always noticed this funny act.. she used to speak in Hyderabadi and he used to speak in Pashtun. Different ideologies but love conquered all. So the film is a treatment of a romance in the travel down South of a man who is from North."
The story is about a man's journey from Mumbai to Rameshwaram and what happens on the way. The romantic comedy, also starring Deepika Padukone, is scheduled to release this year.
On the relatable characters that he has portrayed in his filmy career, Shah Rukh said, "I do the film character as a job. If I am given a character to play I do it with the best of my ability. I live it, believe in it, just do it, then leave it and let go off to do another one."
"I liked doing 'Chak De', I liked Mohan Bhargav (Swades), Rahul and Raj from 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' and 'Dilwale Dhulaniya Le Jayega' respectively, Sunil in 'Darr'," he said.
"If you mix it all then I am a confused personality. None of the roles that I have played till now are close to me. But all of them take upon experiences of what I have seen, read or felt in my life, none of them are far removed from them. I think every actor when essaying a role is about an experience or thought or believe he or she has. I also liked 'My Name is Khan' but I am not any of my characters," he added.
plz grow up all u morons out there trying to criticize srk always....none of u jerks must have even read the article of outlook and start jumping the gun just on the basis of some clowns screaming their throats against srk...firstly stop talking this religious shit u people are talking about, there are bigger things in life than religion, that poor soul srk just expressed his opinion on how he feels personally targeted by few set of politicians... now by telling that where the hell did he ever say that he is against india or something...and all u sick morons criticizing srk for not being a true indian, he has atleast got the name of india into the international level with what ever he has contributed, what on earth have u jerks done till date for ur country...so stop talking non sense...grow up ass holes...
Go to the facebook page "Send Shahrukh Khan to Pakistan". You will know what the real facts are about SRK.
Off course stardom means everything; that's why SRK talks about it and acts in movies as hero where he should be playing father or brother role.
Dere r many awards functions wich Srk has not nly attended..evn hosted..n he didnt win a single award in those function.. Jus coz hes a muslim..stop targetin him at evry chance u get..hes talkin abt stardom..not abt indian public..he tslks abt india in a positive manner..n wants to live here..n he has also made it clear dat he feels safe n secure here..u guys ignore d wonderfl things abt him bt overlook d fact yes,many tyms he has actualy bcom d political target jus coz he is muslim..evn when he has never shown any inclination 2wards Pakistan..u lyk it or not, he is actually considered 1 of d most powerful persons of not jus india..bt also d world. So guys,if u werent dere durin his struggle n durin d tyms he was targeted Badly, U hav no rite to criticize him durin his success..So SHUT UP!1
Look who is talking ? but well, shahrukh is entitled to stardom and he should enjoy his hard work.
This is the biggest LIE of the Millennium. For SRK it means everything, groupism to stardom till manipulation in Awards Show. If he does not get an award for his film, he will ask the organizers to give him the Best Jodi, Best Dressed, International Star, or any GOLDEN KELA award. SRK does not attend shows if he is not honoured with compering or any award.
It seems that you were the organiser of those shows. Have you earned respect in your life or you r a faliure? Because thats why you are jealous with the sucess. Shahrukh made India proud at world level. Try to make yourself famous in you town itself. This kind of person are no one to comment on anyone's sucess.One should have positive brain & humanity to understand Shahrukh Khan.
As an Indian I am tired of SRK seeking special treatment everywhere. First he complains about American airport security and now being treated badly by some bigots and narrow minded people in India. What is next? I think this joker complains too much and thinks he is special and above the ordinary Indian and we have encouraged this nonsense. Time to stop being played.
For SRK, Stardom is nothing Terrorism is everything....
Come on spread negativity in our country you narrow minded fellow.
Mr.Shah Rukh Khan, You are already a well known personality. You don't need statements like this to be in news all the time.
Shahrukh should live in pakistan in company of Hafiz sayeed. It seems somewhere deep in his mind he is more inclined to pakistan probably for reasons better known to him. He is haughty,shrewd, self loving , street fighter kind of person who has no respect for the people who made him a star.
yes he dont value the respect given by the indian peoples because of indian people he is what today is without it he is nothing in his life
Of course, stardom means nothing to SRK. He is contented giving statements like "pakistan is a good neighbour" right during 26/11 and having friends like Dawood and Hafiz Saeed. He has not a said single word against Hafiz Saeed recently despite living and being successful in India. Wow, He surely needs no stardom
now S.R.K stardom does not mean anything to him because he got now everything like money houses in dubai now he dont required indian peoples support because what he wanted to gain in his life he gained now he dont value indian peoples