Well yes, he is one of the highest paid actors in the world but there is more to him than his assets and the bank balance. His majestic personality is a rare irresistible charm, impeccable sense of humor and unequaled intelligence. The journey from being just another Khan from Delhi to becoming the Badshah of Bollywood wasn't a cake walk and yet; the hunger to perform and be the unrivaled King Khan keep him awake in the nights.
He once said don't be a philosopher until you become rich; the truth is that maybe his philosophy of life made him richer!
A few lessons of life from the man with a Midas touch, Shah Rukh Khan.
"I come from a very normal, lower middle-class family. I saw a lot of failures. My father was a beautiful man and the most successful failure in the world. My mother also failed to stay long enough with me to see me become a big movie star. At an early age, after my parents died, I equated poverty with failure. I just didn't want to be poor. Whatever happened to me happened because I have been always terrified of failure. I don't want as much to succeed as much I don't want to fail" – He made it his ambition to be rich and successful and he never lets that drive to achieve fade away.
He candidly admits to the fact that his fear of losing his loved ones at times becomes so overbearing that he tends to react in ways that make people go away from him. Over years he has learnt to get over his fears and be more loving towards the one who matters the most to him.
Failure is transient, so is success and this is what he believes. He would hate to fail but the fear of failure makes him even more hungry for success.
A lot of people criticize his films and his acting skills, not always is he humble to take criticism but he surely knows when to react. On the flip side, he believes the more you act, the more you realize how little you know about acting. He is humble enough to admit that he doesn't know it all and is willing to learn and evolve every day of his life.
SRK's words of Wisdom : "To be able to dream unencumbered, to imagine and hang on to a boundless mind filled with ideas so that you never stop renewing yourself and the world around you whether it is your inner world, your consciousness or your outer world that encompasses your profession and your relationships are essential to leadership. But dreaming is not enough, it's also important to be able to dismantle the old, the frameworks that are laid out before you, the ideas that you yourself cling to, the ones that hold you back and prevent you from growing."
He has always admitted to the fact that he loves his fame, he loves the love and attention he gets from his fans and if people find it shamelessly then so be it! He would want his fans to love him more and more as long as he is in business, and even after that. It is good to be honest about your goals instead of pretending to be holier than thou – and that's exactly what makes SRK so real. He is not frivolous or fake or at least he doesn't come across that way!
He is so perfect with his imperfections that he almost defines the idea of a perfect man! Isn't that the reason why women across the globe still have the hots for him! Kh…Khan… from the epiglottis, he said in his one of his films and the world believes he is Kh… The Khan with a heart that knows how to woo a woman and love her like no else can!