I love Shah Rukh Khan because he is constantly evolving. I usually find him kind of fascinating, like he has this real joy for life and movies, and talks in parables. Having said that, movie critics, by and large, are saying that SRK is back on the tracks. But the leading man has them fooled: he's had his life and career figured out for quite a while now. It was almost an hour with the renaissance man but somehow I get the feeling at 47, Shah Rukh Khan's still the bro you know since college days. The changes in his career are born of a conscious decision he made to pursue what turns him on. Yes, he is selfish when it comes to movies. He's got a strange love affair with his films. And what I mean by selfish is that the actor listens to his own reasons for doing things and focusing energy only on projects that resonate personally. Seriously, you can't make this guy up. Whether it's his movies, a mobile phone, a home decor company or as simple as a vest. He believes in what product he's selling, and by the end of it all, he has already proven the product. Just like, by the end of my interview too, he has proven that he has evolved - as a man, as a human, as a father, as a lover, as an actor, as a superstar.
I present you the grand finale - Part 3 of my exclusive tete-a-tete with Shah Rukh Khan. Happy Reading!
With the studio culture coming in, foreign studios stepping in, where do you see the business of Indian movies boom?
The speed at which Chennai Express has grossed 200 crore plus domestic shows that you are looking at a 70 to 80 million dollar business in India alone. 200 crores means approx 50 million dollars, plus you add another 8 to 10 crores from satellite and 2 to 4 crores from music. Now five years back, we got shocked when we heard a Hollywood film doing 100 million dollars. With a little bit of diaspora