I am amazed I have become a star: Shah Rukh Khan

The megastar reveals he is not a fan of himself


Ians January 13, 2016
The megastar reveals he is not a fan of himself. PHOTO: FIRSTPOST

People love him, fans are obsessed with him, and mothers adore him -- yet King Khan claims he is "not a fan of himself".

"Before I could become a fan, I became a star. I still don't understand how people love me so much... care for me, and their mothers and children and families [also shower affection]. It is quite a responsibility for me sometimes," said Shah Rukh Khan.

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The actor had been shooting for Maneesh Sharma's film Fan, and admitted that the upcoming release was a difficult journey. In the film SRK essays a fan who is obsessed with a reigning superstar who looks just like him, and travels to Mumbai to meet the actor.

When asked how he juggled playing the roles of an obsessed fan and a superstar, the megastar said it felt "quite schizophrenic".

"One has to maintain a dignity of what a fan is. That part I have kept in mind. It's been a difficult journey as an actor... quite schizophrenic... quite dichotomous," he said.

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The Dilwale star is still puzzled as to how he has become a star, and reveals that he does not love himself.

"Not at all... I am amazed that I should have become a star. My general belief is people who become actors are people who do not love themselves. They just want to be a different person every morning. People who love themselves become extremely fantastic stars. So I am not a big fan of myself," he added.

COMMENTS (2)

Parvez | 5 years ago | Reply False modesty........never sits well with movie stars......or with anyone else.
Asad Hamza | 5 years ago | Reply Well, the feeling is mutual :)
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