Trust Shah Rukh Khan to be candid about the way he handles his all around popularity and his complete satisfaction with the life that he has chosen for himself.
If one expected him to get all fired up with the pot shots coming his way then that's hardly the case. That's because his reaction to them is quite unique. Says Shah Rukh, ''I prefer the pot-shots rather than not being recognized at all. That's better.''
But doesn't it become irksome. ''It does, but that's ok. It's the life I have chosen and hence I take it in my stride'', said Shah Rukh Khan recently on a TV show.
A man who makes a thousand hearts flutter and sets the box office registers ringing with back to back super hit films, he still continues to come across as a very down to earth person and a real human being who has kept success tamed and not allowed it to rule his head.
Though he prefers creativity to all other financial aspects of a film, he continues to be an astute and sharp businessman.
BILLU, his next release that is arriving this Friday, is said to be yet another attempt at trying a film where two different worlds are brought on celluloid and merged in such an articulate fashion that it brings a new dimension to cinema. According to Shah Rukh, BILLU represents a film about simple people, their relationships and happiness that they derive from their lives.
On the personal front, despite representing the affluent class, he is blatantly truthful about the higher class of people and their perpetual dissatisfaction with life. Something, which is a very rare trait seen in an artist of his caliber.