Shah Rukh Khan: Great love stories embody women’s idea of romance


“I haven’t seen Imtiaz’s films, to be honest, but when I met him, I found him extremely gentle and sensitive. Citing the examples of directors like Yash Chopra, Aditya Chopra and Karan Johar, Shah Rukh says, “They’ve seen it from the perspective of what a woman wants and they embody that in the characters I play. Related News
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Published:July 23, 2017 10:27 am

Jab Harry Met Sejal actor Shah Rukh Khan talks about why he does romantic films. “To me, it can’t be a person with a lesser level of sensitivity directing me in a love story. He also reveals that Imtiaz Ali, the director of his upcoming movie Jab Harry Met Sejal had initially approached him with an idea of a man ‘trying to commit suicide’, but SRK wanted a ‘happier story’. I find Imtiaz sensitive, dignified. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd They are personally very different but also very sensitive.”
Shah Rukh recalls how a popular director once approached him to do a love story, which the actor turned down. The actor, who is often called the ‘king of romance’ in Bollywood, says his most romantic films — Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayege, Dil Toh Paagal Hai or Kuch Kuch Hota Hai — were made by men who lived romance. You don’t just do a love story; you make it, feel it, live it. You never took the time to ask her’. Here’s the proofShah Rukh Khan ‘hints’ at Om Shanti Om sequelShah Rukh Khan talks about his upcoming film, romance as a genre and his opinion about his romantic side. My answer to them would be, ‘It wouldn’t be so spoilt if you just asked your woman what she wants. I am not the forbidden lover, it’s actually the desire to have this.” While Shah Rukh does not consider himself a romantic person, he says he collaborates with only those directors who have the utmost respect for the genre. These are not filmmaking qualities, these are personal qualities which translate into your films or acting.” The actor says he meets people who say that it would be difficult to be like his characters in real life but that is not unattainable. He also reveals that Imtiaz Ali, the director of his upcoming movie Jab Harry Met Sejal had initially approached him with an idea of a man ‘trying to commit suicide’, but SRK wanted a ‘happier story’.Shah Rukh Khan talks about his upcoming film, romance as a genre and his opinion about his romantic side. In an interview with PTI, the actor says Imtiaz Ali had earlier approached him with the idea of a man “trying to commit suicide” but he instantly dismissed that and asked for a “happier story”, giving birth to Jab Harry Met Sejal. Jab Harry Met Sejal, also starring Anushka Sharma, is scheduled to release on August 4. Amongst the people I had worked with earlier, it was the same quality that Yash ji, Adi, Karan (had). “Everyday I meet at least five people who tell me, ‘You spoilt our life, we can’t be like you’. “I really believed the director wasn’t sensitive enough, he just wanted to do a love story. Shah Rukh Khan believes the greatest of love stories are made by directors who are sensitive and understand women’s perspective about romance.