A successful actor and producer, Shah Rukh Khan says he fears treading the path as a film director as he is not confident of “calling the shots”.
Asked if he ever plans to turn director, Shah Rukh said: “I find it a very lonely job. I think if I have to direct, I need to gain my confidence in the next five years. (As of) Now I just feel very scared to direct. I don’t know when to say, ‘Okay, cut’.”
He believes he needs to give himself some years to be confident of being able to go behind the camera.
“I have plans that in the next two to three years, I should go and take some course for three months to see how exciting it would be to tell a story. I don’t know if I can call the shots,” he added.
Shah Rukh is currently busy promoting his forthcoming release “Fan”, and he says the director of the film Maneesh Sharma has lived with the script for 10 years.
“Maneesh had this idea seven years ago, but Adi (producer Aditya Chopra) felt Maneesh is not ready to do a film with me because there is a responsibility to work with a star.
“Adi knows me well… That I am very sensitive and I cannot just be called to work. I like to be treated well, and be nice to. May be he was too young to be in that space.”
“Fan” is releasing on April 15.