I was a fool to try and do Devdas: Shahrukh
"I was a fool to say I will do `Devdas`, I feel I shouldn`t have done it. I have a very deep regard for the fact that my parents loved `Devdas`. I was young and it was very stupid of me to do it. But I had the blessings of Dilip Sahib," Shahrukh said here last night after launching the book `The Dialogue of Devdas`.
"As I am getting matured, hopefully more intelligent, I would have not been able to do it at this point of a time….I think `Devdas` did great for me. It was made so beautifully that whoever would have done it, it would have looked good." The book has the complete dialogue of Bimal Roy`s film, written by Rajinder Singh Bedi. When asked if he tried to copy Dilip Kumar, Shahrukh said, "You can`t imitate Dilip sahib. No one can dare copy him and whoever does so, are idiots like me."
"Like every Indian mother, my mother also thought I am just like…I look like Dilip Kumar…only a mother can say this. I cannot become like Dilip sahib and can`t even think of it. But now I feel at least her soul would be a bit at rest with my presence here," he said. Shahrukh, on this occasion, also read out a letter from Dilip Kumar, who couldn`t attend the function because of ill-health.