Shah Rukh Khan, the Badshah of Bollywood, in a conversation with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, exclaimed that India is a land to many beautiful and interesting tales. The superstar was attending the ‘Mumbai 2.0’ event in Mumbai on Saturday. Shah Rukh has always been much more than a brilliant actor, be it his motivational oratory skills or witty sense of humour, the actor enjoys much love from his mammoth fan following.
The Dilwale actor stressed upon the best stories that India has in its womb, which deserves to be told to the world. He believes that it is important to make sure that the younger generation knows about the rich cultural heritage and glorious past of this country.
Shah Rukh said, "I believe India, Mumbai have best stories to tell. Our grandparents, parents used to tell us so many stories and we need to keep them alive.”
"Like, it is not about remixing a song it is about representing it to the younger generation to tell them about our culture and where it came from. Our stories are going to be the best stories in the world. Rather than stealing stories here and there and putting it back," added the 53-year-old actor.
SRK motioned that it is essential to archive Indian films and convert it into digital content for coming generations to acknowledge.
"I feel some things should be archived. We have film division and people are doing it. My wish is to have archival centre and it can develop digital content for children. We often lose old things. Film is a very impermanent medium and from the digital stuff we can retain, learn from it."
The Zero actor talked about how he used to admire his teacher since childhood. He also revealed that he wanted to be a teacher himself. However, SRK feels that currently, he is in such a field that can inspire many individuals to do something and bring a change in this country, by discriminating between good and bad content.
"With social media, media has become a larger platform than it was with television and films whether it was International films or shows. Social media is making everybody media savvy."
The Dil Se actor later took to his Twitter handle to express his gratitude to the Maharashtra CM for making him a part of Mumbai 2.0. He wrote, “Thank u sir @Dev_Fadnavis for making me a part of Mumbai 2.0. This is our city and we will do everything with you to make it more creative, competitive & culturally inclusive. Aamchi Magical Mumbai.”
Thank u sir @Dev_Fadnavis for making me a part of Mumbai 2.0. This is our city and we will do everything with you to make it more creative, competitive & culturally inclusive. Aamchi Magical Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/2pOMcyeGX7— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) December 1, 2018
Shah Rukh lauded the resilience and patience of the city of Mumbai and it's people. He said he is thankful to the city for making him the star that he is today.
Shah Rukh, on the work front, is sailing high with the promotions of his upcoming flick Zero. ‘Zero’ presents the story of Bauua, a vertically challenged man essayed by Shah Rukh Khan. Set against the backdrop of Meerut, the film presents a unique as well as a rooted story. Bringing back the super hit trio of Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaifand Anushka Sharma, ‘Zero’ offers interesting performances with an unconventional storyline. The Aanand L Rai directorial is slated to hit the theatres on December 21.