Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says filmmakers do not offer him variety of roles as they have a perception about him, thanks to his stardom. “Stardom hasn’t re-stricted me but it is sometimes awkward to say that being in this position, the choices are fewer,” Shah Rukh said at the launch of his biography, “SRK: 25 Years Of a life”, here last night.
“I sit with different directors and they say, ‘We will make a big film!’ so, even before I start working, the film becomes big and I say, ‘Let’s just make a film!’ and it goes out of hands sometimes and everybody wants the film to be big,” he said.
When asked if being a superstar restricts him, the 51-year-old actor admitted that commerce is something that stars cannot remain untouched from but he, on his part, has always tried to not change his approach towards work. “It is a good excuse to make. If not excuse, then a good reason because people say that stardom takes things out of you as an actor, and yes somewhere it happens that when you become a star you have little issues (about) Rs 100 crore, 200 crore.
Howsoever, we remain untouched from this; it does come to our mind. You are in a business and hence, business remains in your head. “But I would still like to believe that whenever I have got an opportunity, like a ‘Fan’ or a ‘Chak De! India’, I have never questioned it. I have never designed a film for myself.