Shah Rukh Khan is having a fun week. As his daughter, Suhana celebrated her 14th birthday on Thursday (May 22), the actor’s recent achievement of earning the second spot on the Wealth X list has got everyone talking about him.
This is the latest in a long list of international achievements for the actor, who featured on the cover of a noted global magazine a few days ago. In the past, he has even been on a power list and been named the sexiest Asian male, both by reputed magazines.
Currently eager to wrap up a 10-day shoot and head home to his kids, Aryan, Suhana and AbRam, the actor speaks exclusively to HT Café.
How does it feel to be considered powerful, desirable and rich?
I do feel happy, but these are just names given to somebody who is doing something that people feel is special. These are standard measures. They don’t define you.
But how does it feel to be richer than the likes of Cruise and Depp?
Such comparisons are needless. I don’t know why we have to belittle the importance of great international stars like Tom Cruise and others by comparing. Hopefully, we can have cinema with equal reckoning as theirs. Being compared to them as a star is odious; it’s not right. I just hope I can create cinema of the magnitude of what they have done already.