I hate love stories, says Shah Rukh Khan

first_imgShah Rukh Khan.Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has collected the maximum number of Best Actor awards for My Name is Khan this year, has no reservations about being given the Golden Kela award for Worst Actor for the same film.”I think they did not have my address to officially invite me for this award. But, I want to ask these people as to why they are copying the Hollywood concept of giving away the Razzies. Why can’t they come up with something original?” SRK quipped.The actor has a very philosophical take on various awards conferred on him. “There are people who praise you endlessly while there are people who are ready to rob you off those praises.These people think that may be you were not as fantastic. I feel that the truth is somewhere in the middle, you can’t take either too seriously,” he said, speaking on the sidelines of the recent India Today Conclave in the Capital. “As a public figure you have to live with it. It is normal to have the darker side attached to your image. Besides, public perception is always varied.”SRK, who was till recently seen sporting the Rasta hairstyle, which he had acquired for his forthcoming film Don 2, has gone back to his original short crop. “It’s very difficult to maintain long hair,” he said. “The ‘Rasta look’ idea was developed by my hairstylists Dilshad and Adhuna Akhtar, wife of Farhan Akhtar who is directing Don 2.In the first half of Don 2, where my character is shown to have spent a long time in jail, I had to sport long hair. I have tried various looks in films such as spikes, the Japanese look and now the Rasta look,” he adds. Dismissing the buzz about Shakira making an appearance in the Kolkata Knight Riders music video for the forthcoming season of IPL, he said: “There is hardly any time left for me and Shakira to shoot together. I don’t think it is happening.”advertisementRegarding his much talkedabout mafia flick Xtreme City, directed by Paul Schrader and co-produced by Martin Scorsese, there has been the buzz that Leonardo De Caprio could be doing a cameo in the film. “We are working on this film. I think the news about such projects become too big instantly. Paul is still conceptualising the film and it is not decided as to what role would be offered to Leonardo and if he chooses to be a part of the film.”Shah Rukh is known as the ultimate romantic icon in Hindi films thanks to blockbusters such as Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam. But in his forthcoming releases, Ra One and Don 2, he has been cast as a superhero and an antihero respectively.”I hate love stories. I don’t think I have ever been a romantic hero in the real sense. The nineties was a period of love stories, but these were not pure love stories. Most of these films were family films with lovable characters. It’s not that I am going away from any set image. I have been recently offered a romantic film by Yash Raj,” he added.This takes us to another muchtalked about film – Vishal Bhardwaj’s adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel 2 States.”Vishal and I had a few meetings and he is right now working on the adaptation. We will finalise on how Krish and Ananya, the two lead characters of the story, should look on screen and how my character should be shaped.”So, after Aamir Khan, who at 44 played an engineering student, it is SRK’s turn at 46 to play a student. “It’s not difficult at all. I was supposed to play one of the students in 3 Idiots. As far as 2 States goes, it’s a story of an IIM graduate, so we can have a slightly elderly look,” he concluded.last_img

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