His glorious 25-year run in the film industry may suggest that Shah Rukh Khan has a meticulous process of choosing his projects but the superstar says his lone requirement to get onboard a film has always been to find a connect with the filmmaker.
“I don’t connect to stories; I just connect to people. Ashutosh (Gowariker) is a friend, he made ‘Lagaan’, I could have gone ahead with it but I chose ‘Swades’. I didn’t choose the film, I chose him because of his feeling of wanting to make ‘Swades’.
“People think ‘I will make a film with him because he will make a superhit’. It is not like that, I never ever listen to stories and people think I am lying when I say it, but I am not,” Shah Rukh said in an interview.
The “Fan” star says people assume that he has achieved it all in life considering his long, continuing career, fame and success but it is not true. He says although he does not believe in planning his next move, he knows that there is so much more to do and greater things to achieve.
“I don’t believe in shaping, designing my career. I just do films. I haven’t seen it all and done it all. There is so much more to do.
“The best part of being an actor is that with every passing day you realise how little you are. Everyday I realise how little I know about acting. I feel the less you know, the better actor you will be.”
Shah Rukh’s last release “Fan” saw the superstar play a performance-oriented role and a stark departure from his popular films, which contributed to the tag of ‘King of Romance’.