In an interview after hugging Salman, Shah Rukh Khan spoke to People magazine about life under intense scrutiny, his love for the movies - and his joy over the arrival of his third child, baby AbRam.
"There are days when I get up and feel I have everything I deserve and those are the most honest days," says the superstar.
Following are the excerpts from SRK's candid chat with People mag, in which the actor talks about a role he is dying to play, finding solace in his kids and his 21-year partnership with wife Gauri.
Making a film is a way of life. The most natural instinct for me is to wake up, wash myself, wear my white T-shirt, jeans and sneakers, sit in the car with my hair wet and glasses on, listen to some FM channel and then reach a set. Sometimes, I wonder if I stop going to shoots for good, what will happen to me?
I think it's very difficult to live with a person like me. So I value her for the crap she takes from me, the lack of time I give her and the kind of person I am. I don't think there are very many people who can live with me. I'm strangely passionate. I'm strangely detached. I'm strangely wonderful. I'm strangely nasty. I'm strangely happy and I'm extremely depressed. I'm strangely schizophrenic. I'm a classic case of being an artist without perhaps having any greatness in my art. So what I appreciate most about her is that she is able to take all this.
He is getting better and in another month, he should be physically good. It has been a happy and a sad time. We're not allowed to spend too much time with him, as he lives in a protected environment. Right now that suits me fine.
What I feel for things, which are personal, I can't express them. Things happen, we meet people, we accept them, we love people, we leave people, we meet again and we accept them again. I don't know how to explain this.
My goal is life. If I have to put my life in a planner, it's not life. I have experienced too much of life to know extreme amount of happiness comes to an end, and extreme amount of sadness also comes to an end. And when both of them come to an end, you start all over again.