The ever-eloquent superstar looks back on his nearly threedecade long journey and every thing it has taught him.
Bollywood superstar Saha Rukh Khan, one of the world’s 100 highest paid celebrities, says the core of hits job as an actor remains to spread happiness and that the money, awards and fame that come along are “peripherals,” which he is grateful for. The actor, whose TED Talk in Vancouver with witty one-liners, words of wisdon, and more went viral on social media, spoke out stardom, how he can motivate other to follow their dreams in his life that if was to be left alone, he can just live in their company.
How does the life Shah Rukh is living today, as bollywood’s King Khan, compare to the dreams he had when he entered the industry? “it’s extremely nice to hear the words King and Badshah, heartthrob, loved, romantic her, etc…All these things are really positive. I’d rather be hearing these than some negative aspects that people might attach to my name. So, I’m extremely thankful and happy that this happened,” Shah Rukh said.
“Having said that, my core job is to try and entertain people. Like I always say, make them smile, fulfill some unfulfilled desired or emotions in them that might exit, Give them a couole of hours of happiness. It Has to be as simple as that, Everything else that comes is peripheral,” he continued.”Everything that gets attached to my acting in films, whether it’s the money, the frame, the name, whether it’s an award….
all of those are windfall games,”
Shah Rukh said.”I’m very happy about them and grateful, but the core of my job is can I make people happy whenever I’m in touch with them, through my cinema, though just talking to them or meeting them. When you’re a star people feel happy just meeting you or seeing you pass in a car. So to me, the core is just that, nothing else,”the Dilwale star added.
Often, the 51-year old star has said he sells dreams. But does the thought that there might come a time when he loses this ability bother him?”No. It doesn’t bother me. I believe that anyone who has the capability, the ability, the desire to sell dreams, has to dream them first, So, I have lots of dreams. As a matter of fact, if I were to be left alone, I could just live in the company of my dreams,” Shah Rukh responded. “I don’t really always need to get these dreams verified,quantified or Substantiated, ” he said, stressing that he prefers to see the “Optimistic side of life.”
Shah Rukh, who has spent almost three decades in Indian showbiz, will be hosting TEd Talks India: Nayi Soch, the first Hindi TV talk show created in partnership with TED, the non-profit organisation devoted to ‘ideas worth spreading.’
Asked if motivational talks by public figures can bring about a positive change among the youth, the super-star said, “I think ‘motivational talk’ as a term itself is overrated. It’s not about giving motivation to someone.I think if you can hold the interests of the people thorough your experiences, then it’s up to them to take away something of worth which suits them. It’s not like the whole talk is going to become something that people are going to live by.”
“Some aspects may touch people, and some may not like it at all. But I think as long as you can make it personal, people everywhere in the world get attached to personal emotions because emotions are universal.”Shah Rukh also said, “For me to sit and pen down my struggles and romanticist them , I thin k it’s being ungrateful about the success I’ve got. But having said that, yes, I think it makes a lot of sense when you achieve something. When you come from no background, like I have… when you come from a different city and without anyone help, when things fall right, it just feels nicer.”
“It also gives the message that if you can work hard, if you have a bit of talent and you belive in yourself, that’s more than enough to achieve your dream. you need nothing else.