The Weekend Leader - Super sense

I don’t think I am a role model, says Bollywood superstar



Vol 3 | Issue 21

Recent failures and scuffles have not only taught Shah Rukh Khan many lessons but the superstar has also apologised for his high-handed attitude. He confesses to have learnt to accept both brickbats and appreciation.

"In the last five years, I have changed and realised I can also fail," Shah Rukh told reporters Wednesday when he was asked what he has learned from failure and controversies.

Shah Rukh has regretted his behaviour

"I had not faced failure for many years and it (failure) has made me humble... you can't get angry and say the world is wrong and we have to realise failure is part of our life... failure and success are not permanent," he added.

He was addressing a press conference at his Mannat residence here post the Kolkata Knight Riders winning the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Sund. SRK co-owns Knight Riders.

In the recent past, Shah Rukh's image of an affable and disciplined star got a blow due to series of events. First, his home production "RA.One" did not get a positive response at the box office; he got into a brawl with director Shirish Kunder and then was involved in a scuffle with security personnel and Mumbai Cricket Association officials at the Wankhede Stadium that saw him being banned for five years from entering the ground.

But finally he seems to be out of that gloom, thanks to KKR triumphing and winning the IPL title. SRK co-owns the team with actress Juhi Chawla and her businessman husband Jai Mehta.

"I abused but I had a reason for much angry or disturbed you are, you cannot subject it to your audience or children...I don't think I am a role model...," Shah Rukh told reporters Wednesday when he was asked about the run-in at Wankhede with the security staff and MCA officials May 16.

"Saal ke andar ek jhagda aur do films kaafi hai (within a year a brawl and two films is enough)...I was very ashamed when my wife and children explained to me that I shouldn't have behaved in that way...I realised, mere bache itne bade ho gaye hain ki muje samjha rahe hain (my children have grown so much that they are advising me), I was ashamed," he added. - IANS

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