Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan met a few select students of the prestigious Stanford University here Thursday, and shared some of his life’s experiences with them, including learning that “frailties and failures need to be celebrated”.
The students came to Mumbai recently to meet some public figures who have done well in their careers and are role models to many. SRK, one of Hindi cinema’s most successful stars, was at the top of their wish list.
“I don’t have a speech prepared and I won’t be able to tell you about business. But yes, I can share with you the frailties that I have as a person. Because no matter how successful you are and no matter how much money you have, your frailties always remain with you.
“Frailties or failures need to be celebrated. One should never fear them, but should learn from them. And you will only learn from them and not fear them when you have the feeling that you have nothing to lose. I always like to go back to that feeling,” said Shah Rukh.
As much as the students were excited to meet him, SRK himself hoped to learn more than what the students could learn from him.