Shah Rukh Khan: The Rules
The actor shares his secrets with Harneet Singh
Posted online: Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 0000 hours IST
SHAH RUKH KHAN thinks he’s sex. ‘‘If you tell me that only sex and SRK sell at the box office, that effectively means only SRK sells,’’ he says. Yash Chopra’s Veer-Zaara proves this yet again. Khan’s take on the pilot-turned-prisoner is vintage SRK. ‘‘Now that I have played an old man in this film, do you think they’ll finally say I attempted something different?’’ he drawls.
He demystifies the hit formula.
Rule 1: WORK WITH FRIENDS
Hypothesis: I work best with friends.
Deconstruct It: Khan didn’t even listen to the story of Veer-Zaara. ‘‘I had shot for half the film when one day in Manali, Adi (Aditya Chopra) said ‘Yaar ab toh story sun le’. I trust my pals implicitly.’’ He formed a similar bond with Ashutosh Gowariker during the making of Swades. ‘‘To think my friends make films as a personal favour to me is to belittle me as well as their craft.’’