I should work towards the tag of being a legend: Shah Rukh Khan
The bollywood actor opens up about his future aspirations and the future of Indian cinema
Shah Rukh Khan, who is touted as one of the biggest superstars of the Hindi film industry, says he is done with the tag and now wants to be a legend.
"I am 26 years old in the film industry which is half my life really. From now on I am going to spend time in the world of cinema than the outside of it. I realized I should do away with the tag of being a superstar instead I should work towards tag of being a legend," he says.
He adds: "No megastar as egoistic and self-centered like me will fade away into the past without trying to wedge his or her foot into the door to the future. So even I want to put myself into the future of cinema like I have been in the past 25 years."
The actor, who has been in the Hindi film industry for over two decades, stresses that he really wants to be a legend.
"I really want to be a legend.Unfortunately, there are no articles or books on how to be a legend. So, when I searched through my personal library I found a book on the history of the human kind called 'Sapiens' and going through the book I found that the only reason homo sapiens have dominated the rest of the species is due to one thing; we gossip," adds the superstar.
The actor says that the spreading of ideas is a way of story telling.
"Genuinely, story-telling has anchored communication between human beings. Even entertainment is actually a derivative of story-telling. Whether you're associated with music, art or poetry, all of these things are a form of story-telling," he adds.
The modern art of storytelling is of course filmmaking, he says.
"I think there has been a radical change in cinema and content over the years. A change even in the way we consume films. But right now I think we are witnessing the greatest change. The greatest change of this century has been the evolutionary revolution that has taken over the humankind is the opening up communication, information on the digitized platform," he adds.
The actor says the access to cinema will be easier in the future.
"It is going to be on your mobile, there will be no more appointment cinema. Cinema will be at will -- whenever and where ever you want to watch. I do not think cinema theatres will close down," he concludes.