Chat Little blessings that make his life comfortable are all that SRK wishes for in the year ahead. S.M. AAMIR
It is that season again when we look back at the year that was and make new resolutions for the year coming up. When one meets King Khan at the New Fair & Lovely Zee Cine Awards 2013 press conference in Panchgani, one asks him to share his thoughts on 2012. Shah Rukh Khan does not disappoint, though he needs some prodding.
“It has been a good year for me on the personal and as well as professional front. I do not know how to describe it. When the year end approaches I become a bit worried because this type of questions start coming up,” he quips amiably. “I think it was good, whatever happens is Khuda ki marzi . I enjoy every aspect of life that I pass through. I am just very happy that I got to spend another year in the midst of my family, my friends, my work, and just happy to be alive year after year. And I look forward to keep on doing that.”
At another level he expresses sorrow at losing Yash Chopra, in many ways his favourite director. “This year we lost some very important and amazing people of the industry, specially Yash Ji — one of the pillars of the Hindi film industry and just as human being. That was shocking and saddening, but life goes on. On the other hand this year so many new artists and filmmakers have been born.”
In 2013 Shah Rukh is looking forward to Rohit Shetty’s “Chennai Express”. “I am here in Panchgani for the last 15 days shooting for ‘Chennai Express’ with Deepika Padukone. It is a fun-filled romantic film. We are working very hard, at times we have to start shooting at 6 a.m. which I am not used to; we are having a tough time but at the same time we are also having fun. This is my first film with Rohit; he is an amazing guy, he gets the stunts done so perfectly, making us feel that we have done nothing but the stunt looks amazing.”
Before signing off he tells us there are two more films lined up for 2013 and the shooting will start just after completing “Chennai Express”.