Shah Rukh Khan is, no doubt is one among the biggest stars in the world. For 20 long years, he has entertained and has been loved back by millions his cheering fans. Known as the king of romance for his onscreen avatar, Shah Rukh is truly choked with jokes and wisecracks. Just look for all the award shows he has hosted over the years and you’ll apprehend. The thing concerning Shah Rukh Khan is that he also choked with knowledge (a proven fact that typically clashes together with his public image) as many of his speeches, a lot of in recent years, illustrate.
For instance, when Shah Rukh Khan was recognized at Davos this year and given an award for showing an exemplary commitment to uphold human dignity through his non-profitable Meer Foundation, he spoke eloquently concerning how corrosive acid attacks can be to a person’s soul. Not several people would apprehend that his foundation provides support to feminine victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries through medical treatment, legal aid, vocational education, rehabilitation and livelihood support.
His ready wit and self-deprecating humor is that the stuff of legends. Don’t we all recall how he sidestepped the problem of attack on Sanjay Leela Bhansali throughout Padmaavat’s shoot in Jaipur in 2017 once AIB interviewed him at his home? This needs to be seen within the context of a raging difference that erupted in 2015 once Shah Rukh spoke about rising incidents of intolerance in India.
On Shah Rukh’s 53rd birthday today, here’s a look at a number of his wisest and funniest quotes in recent times.
Shah Rukh Khan interview with AIB
Given how typically he gets misquoted or his statements are construed otherwise, he tried to be politically so correct about the attack on director-producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the sets of Padmavati in 2017, that it had been hilarious.
“Day before yesterday, some of the filmmakers - and rightly so or wrongly, I do n’t, it had been their purpose of reading - got very little angry with some disturbance that had happened not somewhere in India related to something,” he said.
Shah Rukh’s TedTalk lecture
The star on how humanity is quite like him, an aging superstar.
“I sell the dream and peddle love to millions of fans back home in India who assume that I am the best lover in the world. If you don’t tell anyone, I will tell you that I am not but I don’t let the assumption go away. There are a lot of you here who haven’t seen my work and I feel really sad for you. That doesn’t take away from the fact that I am completely obsessed with myself as every star should be. I believe humanity a bit like me -- it’s an aging movie star, grappling with all the newness around it, wondering if it got it right in the first place and still trying to find a way to keep on shining.”
Shah Rukh Khan at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit
The King of Romance on why he doesn’t kiss in films.
“I had two rules — don’t kiss onscreen, don’t ride a horse onscreen... I’d rather ride a heroine and kiss a horse. But seriously, kissing in a movie is so mechanical. There are many people on the set and everybody.”
SRK on high status
“I don’t wear my high-status sort of a eveningwear. I wear it sort of a tee shirt.”
“I am sort of a Rolls-Royce. I will run while the not associate engine, strictly on name.”
SRK on humanity
“If you’re a true star, you don’t need to prove it in the other method than simply being kind.”
SRK on his idea of romance
“Yeah, I treat all my heroines like children now. I pick them up, I cuddle them, I call them baby...” “My biggest achievement is that I can make a lot of people smile just by my presence.”
SRK on pragmatism
“Don’t become a philosopher before you become rich.”
SRK on being lucky in life
“Very few people can turn their passion into their profession. I am one of those lucky few.”