Shahrukh Khan, has been in the Hindi film industry for two decades, during which he has reached the heights of success and is now one of the most richest actor in the world. However, in a recent event held for some management students, Shahrukh talked about his early days in Delhi, his family's financial struggle and how he equated poverty to failure.
Shahrukh said " I have seen many failures in my life as I come from a lower-middle class family. My family was thrown out on the road as we could not pay the rent. My father died when I was only 15 and we had to struggle a lot to meet the ends meet. If you have a look at the movies which I have done in the initial phase of my career, most of them are rejects of other actors. Deewana, my first film was first offered to Armaan Kohli, Darr to Salman Khan and Baazigar to Aamir Khan. I that point in my career it was more about choosing movies for the money rather than for creative reasons. I preferred to work as much as I can as I had a fear of unemployment and I didn't want to be poor. But as luck would have it all my movies worked and I became a star." Click here to view SRK's images.
He further added " But now I believe that money cannot measure your personal success. I have all the riches and comforts of the world but I have never done anything which I didn't want to." What SRK has achieved over the years is truly commendable and his stardom has kept on increasing over the years. He has reached the pinnacle of success but still strives for more and he has proved that with the release of his latest Chennai Express. Shahrukh will appear next in Farah Khan's Happy New Year.