Any film I star in will become bigger: Shah Rukh Khan
Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has had a tryst with off-beat films with ‘Maya Memsaab’, ‘Swades’, ‘Chak De! India’, but does not understand the concept of this genre as he feels his presence can turn any unconventional film into a mainstream money-spinner.
The 48-year-old actor, best known for his romantic hero act in films, said he did take a few risks with his movies but since he is such a big star, his experimental films also find audience.
“What is an off-beat film? You put me in an off-beat film and it will become on-beat. Like ‘Chak De! India’ was an off-beat film and it did really well money wise. It is the biggest success of my career,” Shah Rukh told.
“I think any film that I am part of will become bigger than it was meant to be as I am big movie star. Even if it is an off-beat movie, people will watch it and so it will become on-beat. I did ‘Maya Memsaab’, ‘Oh Darling Yeh Hai India’, ‘Darr’, ‘Baazigar’, ‘Swades’, ‘Chak De! India’ and others so I do off-beat films whenever I feel like doing it,” he said.
However, Shah Rukh said that he is cautious about starring in off-beat films and will never take up such projects just to comply with what others want him to do. “I will never do anything that others want me to do. I have enough money, I am a rich star, I am famous and have enough awards.
I will do films that make me happy like I did ‘Ra.One’ because my children likes superheroes. My father played hockey so I wanted to do ‘Chak De’. It is important to feel excited about doing what you want to,” he said.
Shah Rukh said that his forthcoming releases YRF’s ‘Fan’ and Rahul Dholakia’s ‘Raees’ fall in the category of off-beat cinema and he is happy to be a part of them.