Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan has been paid a tribute at the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) on Friday. The actor had a candid conversation with Hollywood director-producer Brett Ratner.
He also went live on Twitter where he has more than 24 million followers. As one of the audience members asked him how he handled failure and kept his confidence in himself intact, the actor said, “I am an actor.” And before anyone could interpret, he added “Whenever I am feeling bad or sad, especially when my films do not perform well and I fail to make people smile, I do lock myself in the bathroom and cry it all out. It is ok to cry for both men and women. Get it out of your system. And the youngsters need to understand that both success and failure are transient. Both will not last forever. So if you fail, cry it out and even if you achieve success go out and party but don’t think that the party will be on forever. Be realistic and keep working. It will get better some day.”
When Brett inquired Shah Rukh about a role that he has always imagined himself doing, the Dear Zindagi actor had an interesting reply. “When I started off as an actor, a director called me and told me he wants to cast me because I don’t have a chocolate boy image and I look ugly and he loved the fact that I was so ugly but interesting. I was so confused on how to react, whether to take it as a compliment or feel bad about it. In the end, I took a decision that before other filmmakers start perceiving me as an ugly actor I would say yes to every film being offered to me. And I am doing this since then,” Shah Rukh said. Talking about song and dance in Bollywood movies, the actor said, “In India, we don’t need dance clubs. We just need an excuse to dance.”
Amidst the interview, Brett surprised Shah Rukh as he connected the Indian superstar to Jackie Chan through a video call. Like an overwhelmed fan, Shah Rukh told Jackie that he has been his fan since forever. “I don’t think I have said this before but when my first son was born (Aryan), he looked like Jackie Chan.” he added.
As the show came to an end Shah Rukh promised the audience who wanted his hug, that the organisers might not have informed them, but hugs from him were free with their tickets.
Earlier Shahrukh Khan created fans frenzy when he arrived at SFFILM Festival. He is undoubtedly the most popular Bollywood actor in overseas.
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