Shah Rukh Khan opens up about hug with Salman Khan

  • Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan

    Everyone clapped as two of the greatest stars of Bollywood hugged each other at an iftar party late on late July 21, 2013. Hosted by ...

  • SRK, Salim Khan

    SRK was also spotted talking to writer and Salman Khan's father Salim Khan for a long time. (AFP Photo)

  • Salman Khan

    Salman Khan drinks at the Iftar party. (AFP Photo)

  • Arjun Kapoor

    Arjun Kapoor was also spotted at the Iftar party in Mumbai on July 21, 2013.  (AFP Photo)

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  • Chunky Pandey

    Actor Chunky Pandey arrives at an Iftar party in Mumbai late July 21, 2013.  (AFP Photo)

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.

On his love for the movies
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?

On life with Gauri
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.

On baby AbRam's health
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.

On the famous Salman Khan hug
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.

On goals and life ahead
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.

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