He has played many roles on the big screen, but recently Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan donned the quizmaster's hat, grilled management students and advised them to consider failure as being crucial to teach pragmatic lessons in life.
"Success imparts no wisdom, failure teaches you everything. Failure is very important. Fear of failure will make you pragmatic. It will make you logical in your thinking", he told a young audience at a quiz show here this evening.
Failure takes any form and it is the experience of failure that takes one's life forward, he added.
"Don't' worry, get things wrong and learn from it", he said at the quiz show where participants were questioned on varying subjects ranging from brands, marketing concepts to management principles.
"Failure would always make you want to work hard", he said. "I work hard because I am afraid of failure", said the actor, rated as one of the most popular film stars, at the show 'IIPM 4Ps', organised by business school Indian Institute of Planning and Management.
Citing his example, he recalled his early years of struggle, which inspired him to work harder. "I have seen a lot of poverty. I was scared of being poor. I don't like to be poor and it is this fear that makes me work hard. I don't let go any chance or opportunity to earn a living", he said.
Failure also taught one to empathise. Success instills a superiority complex, while failure teaches one to empathise with those who go through the same experience, he said.