Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan aka SRK, who is busy promoting his movie Zero, opened up on the failure of Race 3, Thugs of Hindostan and his last movie Jab Harry Met Sejal at the box office.
Bollywood has witnessed a strange situation in 2018. Some small budget movies have gone on to become blockbusters with their collections crossing Rs 100 crore net mark at the domestic box office in the year. On the other hand, few much-hyped films, which were made with mega budgets, have failed to live up the expectations of the viewers and gone on to become dud at the ticket counters.
What shocked the most is the collection of Salman Khan's Race 3 and Aamir Khan's Thugs of Hindostan, which emerged as the big letdown. The year 2019 is just two weeks away and Shah Rukh Khan's Zero is the last most hyped film of the year. Hence, all eyes are now on this Anand L Rai-directed movie. There is a lot of pressure on Shah Rukh Khan, whose last film Jab Harry Met Sejal was a flop at the box office.
But in an exclusive interview to IBTimes India, Shah Rukh Khan denied the pressure on him and said, "No, not at all. In fact, my last film (Jab Harry Met Sejal) also didn't work. So, our account is zero (laughs). Like you said, my Harry Met Sejal didn't work, Salman's Race 3 didn't work and Aamir's Thugs of Hindostan didn't work. So, we are already at zero, and I have paid my due (chuckles)."
Talking about the failure of his last film, Shah Rukh Khan said, "Actually, my character in Jab Harry Met Sejal was not charming but a cynical and dark one. I had actually liked the concept of the film and had enjoyed doing it. It was unfortunate because I didn't think that people would not like it. Then you realise that when you are a big star, you need to have a lot more things happening in a film."
But the B-town superstar says that he has a unique role in Zero. Shah Rukh Khan added, "Zero was radically different for me. For me as an actor, if I am not doing something new in the morning, there is no point. So, it was a big change for me as last I played the role of a tough Punjabi guy, and then I am here as a dwarf. So that excited me a lot."