New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who enjoys a wide fan base globally, says though he is a “fantastically confident” person, he does get “weirded out” by all the attention he gets whenever he steps out.
“Publicly, I’m fantastically confident but sometimes I get weirded out by all the attention,” Shah Rukh, who will turn 50 on November 2, told Vogue India magazine in its November 2015 issue.
“I can’t disrespect the fact that there are these people out there…not just the screaming, selfie-loving fans, but people who seem to truly love me.
“I can see it when the aunties, the mothers, and the children come. They hug me, and sometimes they start crying. I don’t know who is who…so I make it a point to meet everybody with a lot of love,” he said.
Shah Rukh, who has been a part of the entertainment industry for decades, noted that he aspires to be a Batman and Superman.
“If I wanted to wake up as myself every morning, I wouldn’t be an actor. I want to be Batman in the morning. I want to be Superman. I want to be Raj, Rahul, the guy in the blood-spattered white vest with a gun in his hand and a girl by his side” the “Chennai Express” actor said.
“For 25 years I’ve wanted to be 70 different people in the morning. I don’t want to be me. So if I loved myself so much, why would I be an acto?” he added.
Shah Rukh will next be seen in Rohit Shetty’s “Dilwale”, which also stars his “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” co-star Kajol. The film will release on December 18.
Musician slams Air India for breaking his sitar on flight to New York
Indian classical musician Shubhendra Rao accused state owned airline, Air India of breaking his sitar while he was travelling to New York for a concert. Shubhendra took to Facebook on Friday night in a lengthy to accuse the airline of mishandling his sitar and said the staff should be sensitised on how to handle the music instruments.
“There it happens again!!!! My Sitar has been vandalised once again, this time by our own #AirIndia!! Just arrived in New York to perform at the #VedicHeritageInc and this is how my Sitar has arrived. How can anyone be so ruthless and insensitive? For sure, this has been slit open because there is no way the sitar would break in this fashion. I know many people will come out in support and suggest many things but the simple truth is that airlines and their staff need to be sensitised towards how to handle music instruments.
“WHEN DOES THIS STOP??? How can any artist survive if airlines keep breaking their instruments whenever they travel? These days, no one asks me how I am after a journey. They always ask me how my instrument is!!
“I had started a petition on www.change.org about 2yrs ago, fighting for the right of artists like me who continue to suffer at the hands of these stupid airlines. Even got a lot of support but eventually, nothing happened since the powers-to-be continue to remain insensitive towards arts and artists. Minister for Civil Aviation #HardeepSinghPuri, Civil Aviation Secretary #PradeepSinghKarola, CMD of Air India #AshwaniLohani—Please note that #injustice has happened on our own national carrier and someone needs to take responsibility for this callousness and something drastic needs to be done so that we artists do not continue to suffer, be it at the hands of #AirIndia or any other airlines.