Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is busy promoting his upcoming movie "Chennai Express", claimed that he is a director's actor.
"I'm a director's actor. I belong to a world which directors create. I enjoy being with them in their world. I want the world to see me as an actor who moulds himself according to the character his director creates for him," Shah Rukh told IANS.
King Khan, who will be seen an action avatar in "Chennai Express", is all praise for the director of the movie, Rohit Shetty. "Rohit is fantastically organised. The best part about him is that he has a group of 200 trained people working under him. Rohit knows what he wants. He always delivers the best."
In a exclusive interview given to IANS, the 47-year-old actor spoke at length on the kind of role he would prefer to do if offered a role in Hollywood.
"I think the kind of role I would want to do in a Hollywood film is one that makes India proud. To get a role like that is not specific to my colour, or the way I speak, look or act or my age, it's very difficult," he said.
"I mean you can't go to a big filmmaking world and say write a role for a 47-year-old actor who is brown, has hair like this, acts this way, dances a bit... the role should be something that Indians should be proud of. It's too specific for me to have a USP."
In a career span of over 2 decades, Shah Rukh proved his versatility as an actor by performing roles including romantic, villainous and superhero. The actor claimed that his real life character was an amalgamation of all his roles.
"Chennai Express" is Shah Rukh's first release of the year. He will be seen playing the role of a 40-year-old Punjabi man who falls in love with a south Indian girl played by Deepika Padukone. The movie reunites Deepika and Shah Rukh on screen after a gap of six years. The duo was last seen in Farah Khan's "Om Shanti Om" which also marked Deepika's Bollywood debut.