Shah Rukh Khan: I have been hearing for 22 years that my career is over


Shah Rukh Khan: I have been hearing for 22 years that my career is over
Shah Rukh Khan is one actor who has never shied away from taking risks, whatever the result may be. But with stardom comes its own share of criticism and insecurities. While the former is something that the superstar takes in his stride, one wonders how he deals with his insecurities.
When a leading daily asked SRK if he has ever faced insecurities, the actor admitted, “I have never been an insecure person. I have been in this business for long as an actor and personally as well. I feel actors and films are like water, they will find their level. I have never made a film in 25 years, except perhaps one, for any other reason than to just entertain people and make them happy. To me, the bottomline is, there’s no point doing a film if people don’t like it. The biggest goal is, can I change your mood for two-and-a-half hours when you are in the theatre and you come out walking saying that it enveloped me for these two hours in whichever way — happy, sad, intense or thinking! Besides that, there have been no other insecurities. And I have never had reasons to be insecure.”
He continues in the same vein, “There will be a film which will do badly, but there are so many of them which have done so well, too. So when you look at it, yes you hear smatterings of conversations. But I have been hearing it for 22 years that my career is over. Everyone keeps saying it, but people don’t understand the business, the intensity that most actors and actresses use to entertain people. I am just very happy releasing my films. If they like it, they will do well. If they don’t, then I feel sad that I wasn’t able to deliver my prime goal which is to touch your life for two-and-a-half hours.”
Meanwhile, on the work front, SRK will be next seen in Imtiaz Ali’s yet-to-be titled film with Anushka Sharma and Aanand L. Rai’s next.