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I prefer to rule hell: Shahrukh

King Khan prefers making good films in India rather than going to Hollywood.

india Updated: Jan 27, 2006 17:06 IST

Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan has said he would prefer making good films in India rather than going to Hollywood, as "it is better to rule in hell than to serve in heaven."

In an interview, Shahrukh said, "it is better to rule in hell than to serve in heaven, even if that (Hollywood) is considered heaven. I think they also make films as we do. I think I don't pertain to that. I would rather make a good film here than to go to Hollywood."

Asked why Indian actors always aspire to go to Hollywood, he says it does not make sense to him.

To a question about Indian films failing to win awards like Oscar and Golden Globe, Shahrukh said it is due to the mindset of the jury.

"The jury there has a mindset and we need to understand that mindset if we want to win awards. It is high time we win awards there."

"Like we get foreign coaches to train Indian players, we should get some consultants who can share their thoughts on what kind of movies can win awards," he said.

The 'Baadshah' of Bollywood feels he has matured and mellowed down over the years.

"I have mellowed down over the years, especially in my acting. When a person is young, he is impatient, and wants to do too many things at one go.

"But over the years, almost 15 years and 50 films, I don't try to do too many things at one go. I have definitely mellowed down and I can see it in my performance that I have matured," the actor said.

First Published: Jan 27, 2006 17:02 IST