Shah Rukh Khan: If I Am King and Don’t Take Chances, I Will Remain One Just for Namesake

Shah Rukh Khan says a king without choices is not a king at all.
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Shah Rukh Khan says after all the success he has had, if he doesn’t take chances with the films he does, King Khan—the title given to him courtesy his superstardom—will become an empty metonym.

“I have succeeded with things that I never knew would succeed. I also feel that if you really are the king, you should have the choice to make your own choices. A king without choices is not a king at all.


“I am only exercising my choice to do what I like to do. I believe that if I am king, and don’t take chances I will remain one just for namesake,” he told Deccan Chronicle.

Known for going overboard on the production and marketing of his films, Khan says he treats his every project like his daughter. “I believe you can’t curb a writer with a limit on the number of pages he or she is allowed to write. As a producer, if I would like to do as much as possible, there is no one really to stop us from making key decisions even though the company tells me, many times, that I am over-doing things,” he said.


“I believe every film I do is like my daughter. People spend lavishly on their daughter’s wedding, so why can’t I spend on my film? Let whatever I am doing for my daughter, be nice, and inshallah, the money will follow,” he added.

Khan’s last outing Zero failed to impress audiences and critics. He will next be seen in Rakesh Sharma’s biopic, which has been tentatively titled Salute.

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