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

Shah Rukh Khan is one of the BIGGEST Superstars of all time and while he has delivered several blockbuster hits in the past, he hasn’t been able to do that in the past few years (Dilwale, Fan, Dear Zindagi, Raees were just hits). In the meanwhile, his contemporaries like Salman Khan (Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Sultan) and Aamir Khan (Dhoom 3, P.K., Dangal) have been delivering blockbuster after blockbuster. During such times, several people across the world felt that Shah Rukh might fall behind in this race. And while we know that SRK is going to bounce back soon, we wanted to know is he ever feels insecure.

Talking to DNA After Hrs about having insecurities, Shah Rukh mentioned, “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 also adds that he has seen many ups and downs, heard a lot of things throughout his career, but he has never let his focus shift from his primary goal. As Shah Rukh added to the daily, “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

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