Shahrukh Khan: I make films for my audience, never for the Rs 100-crore club
King Khan reacts after Akshay Kumar’s Rowdy Rathore earns Rs 100 crore at the box office. Is SRK trying to be modest or is he just envious?
Rowdy Rathore’s success has raised many eyebrows.While critics had predicted that Akshay Kumar’s masala entertainer might not be accepted too easily, the film’s box office fate has surprised many in B-town. Apparently, an article featured Akki’s rare feat of making Rs 100 crore in his Rowdy avatar, but did not have Shahrukh Khan’s name on it despite the fact that two of SRK’s films, RA.One and Don 2 had also crossed the Rs 100-crore mark.
“When a newspaper recently wrote about how an actor (an obvious reference to Akshay Kumar) made it to the Rs 100 crore club, someone called me and said, ‘See, you haven’t been included in it!’ But I didn’t see (the article) in that light. I make films for my audience, never for such things,” said Shahrukh in an interview to a daily.
Though we are not fond of mind-numbingly idiotic films (Housefull 2 and Rowdy Rathore ), we think SRK’s super-hero or super-baddie endeavors (RA.One and Don 2 respectively) didn’t stimulate the grey cells in our heads either. Be it Rs 100 crore or not, it’s high time that both Akki and SRK give us meaningful films rather than quarreling about the need to join any kind of club.
First Published: 3.50 PM IST 06.18.2012