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Shah Rukh Khan on fans: I don't know how people love me so much

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:15 IST

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says shooting for his forthcoming film Fan has been a difficult journey as an actor, but says he still doesn't have any clarity on how people love him so much.

"Before I could become a fan, I became a star. I still don't understand how people love me so much... care for me and their mothers and children and families (also shower affections). It is quite a responsibility for me sometimes...," Shah Rukh noted.

In Maneesh Sharma's Fan, slated for a 15 April release, SRK essays a fan obsessed with a reigning superstar who looks just like him, and travels to Mumbai to meet the actor.

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Quizzed on how he juggled playing the role of an obsessed fan, SRK said it felt "quite schizophrenic" to do that.

"One has to maintain a dignity of what a fan is. That part I have kept in mind. It's been a difficult journey as an actor... quite schizophrenic ... quite dichotomous."

The Dilwale star revealed his take on stardom and clarified that he is not a fan of himself.

"Not at all... I am amazed that I should have become a star. My general belief is people who become actors are people who do not love themselves. They just want to be a different person every morning. People who love themselves become extremely fantastic stars. So I am not a big fan of myself," he added.

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The 50-year-old actor was in the city on Monday to launch Nerolac Paints' coffee table book Shades of Bengal.


First published: 12 January 2016, 8:03 IST