Journalist-turned-author Samar Khan has launched his book on Shah Rukh Khan, titled ‘SRK 25 Years Of A Life’.
This book contains interviews of the directors Shah Rukh has worked with in the 25 years of his career, from Aditya Chopra to Abbas-Mustan.
At the launch, Samar pointed out that something which all the filmmakers mentioned about Shah Rukh was the fact that he never questioned their vision and believed in them, despite his own knowledge of the craft and position in the industry.
SRK also took to twitter to share the first look his book he wrote
To which, Shah Rukh said, “There are two things ?- belief in the filmmaker because film is a director’s medium, we see the movie through his eyes and the second part is the belief in yourself that whatever the director gives me, I will do it to the best of my abilities.
“I find it very wrong when actors turn around and say, ‘My character won’t say these lines.’ That’s your character, you are the maker of it. I can do anything. If my director asks me to do a somersault during an emotional scene, I will do that. I will make it believable because I am an actor.”
SRK further said that for someone to retain purity as an actor throughout his or her career, it is important to understand that the art is bigger than the artists.
“My mother was a very social person and whosoever she met, she used to be like him or her. She would talk to a worker like a worker and an army officer in his way. That’s how actors should be. Whosoever they sit with, they should become like them.
“There’s a Manoj Kumar song, which I hold dearly as an actor ? ‘Paani re paani tera rang kaisa, jismei milado us jaisa’. So, an actor is just like water. I believe the art is important, the artist is not. In the end, what remain will be Rahul, Raj (his on screen characters), I won’t,” he said.