Shah Rukh Khan, who recently completed 25 years in Bollywood, has his shares of up and down in the industry. While many of his movies turned out to be blockbusters at the box office, SRK even witnessed failure as well.
However, the 'Dilwale' actor has admitted that he isn't affected by the failure of his movies beyond a point as he was never been desperate to maintain his stardom.
The actor has revealed that becoming a superstar was never his motive and he didn't entered the industry with any such dream. That is the reason success or the failure of his movies do not bother him after a point.
"I wake up and I go and act... Sometimes well, sometimes badly and bad is also closer to my heart and so is good. I feel bad if my film doesnt do well, I feel good if it does well but all these things last just for about six hours and I move on. I have never been attached. Beyond that there has never been a desperate measure to maintain (my) stardom," Shah Rukh said in an interview here.
The actor added he never expected to be called a star.
"I have never given more importance or credibility to it. I have never felt I have become a star. I have never done anything to retain the stardom, to make it or break it," he added.
Shah Rukh said the biggest task for him has been to maintain the quality of his work as once someone becomes successful they are always expected to excel in whatever they do.
"The biggest problem a big star finds is trying to retain the goodness of cinema that he or she does. You think you cant fail but there is an amazing enjoyment in failing... Once you become a public figure you are expected to deliver excellence every time... that is when perks of failure are taken away from you."
On the work front, Shah Rukh Khan was last seen in a cameo in Salman Khan's 'Tubelight'. Besides, he is also seen promoting his upcoming movie 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' opposite Anushka Sharma. The Imtiaz Ali directorial is slated to release on August 4 this year.
(With PTI inputs)