Shahrukh Khan Inspirational Quotes To Motivate You
Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble. Success and failure are both part of life. Both are not permanent. I don’t teach my children what is Hindu and what is Muslim. I truly believe my job is to make sure people smile. I could lie and say my wife cooks for me, but she doesn’t. My wife has never learnt cooking but she has great cooks at home. As far as the public is concerned, India is amazingly secular. Even though I am fantastic looking, I am still quite intelligent. I personally believe the film turns out better when shot in one short schedule, plus it doesn’t stress the actors. When people call me God, I say, no, I’m still an angel or saint of acting. I still have a long way to go. I don’t kiss on screen. Period. There is no right time and right place for love… it can happen any time. I do have a close circle of friends and I am very fortunate to have them as friends. You know, I think we Indians are afraid to show and celebrate our happiness, lest things change around. But I feel that it’s okay to be sad and okay to show when you are happy. I am like a kid. I tell my family and friends I’m like a kid. I don’t like the trappings of stardom. I wear the shoes and the Dolce & Gabbana, because I’m told to. But I’m not trapped by it. I have no self-centeredness or ego about being a movie star. I love being recognized, I love people liking me, I love the fact that people scream when I go out. I think I’ll miss all that when it’s taken away.
I’ve won many awards and I want more. If you want to call it hunger then I’m hungry for awards. Youngsters are the most discerning audience. They want entertainment, they want issues. As a matter of fact, I find the Western cinema very fantastic. I am very clear that when I work with a director what he or she says is the last word. I want people to know that movie stars live a normal, middle-class life. I talk to Allah, I pray to him. I work hard, like I’m sure everyone else does, and I’m very honest with the work I do. I’m an actor, I’m not a politician. If I talk to a girl, it’s assumed that I’m having a scene with her. If I don’t, then it’s assumed that I’m gay. In India, the films are not looked upon just as entertainment. They’re a way of life. Just be nice to me while I am doing the scene; that is all. I don’t want big cars, I don’t want big hotel rooms. My favorite dish is tandoori chicken. My life may seem glamorous from the outside but off screen it’s as ordinary as anyone else’s. Sometimes a lot of us men think we are doing everything for the woman we love, but there is an aspect of a woman a man doesn’t understand. The line between what I really am, and what I am on reel, is slowly diminishing. There’s a personal me, there’s an actor me and there’s a star me. Whenever I start feeling too arrogant about myself, I always take a trip to the U.S. The immigration guys kick the star out of my stardom. More than an actor, I am a performer… I’m a great believer – honestly so, shamelessly so, vulgarly so – that cinema is for entertainment. If you want to send messages, there’s the postal service. There’s a whole form of literature in India which talks about the quest for the perfect man by a woman, where every woman looks for a perfect man but only ends up with half that.
When I think back on it, of course I got lucky and got great directors and good breaks but all that was the physical part. But what made me a star was that I could take a chance and not have anything to worry about in terms of losing. Yes I have made a lot of money and I have a lot of respect, my films have done well, and I know there are loads of loads of people who look up to me and really love me. I really just thought this is like a strange dream. I have never thought this is a success – I don’t have a standard. Whether people like it or not, my marketing thought is if you keep something in front of people for too long, they get used to it. Cinema in India is like brushing your teeth in the morning. You can’t escape it. I think love can happen at any age… it has no age. Everyone has their own way of expressing happiness. Whenever I fail as a father or husband… a toy and a diamond always works.
Thoughts to Inspire Success in Your Life and Business