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News Highlights

  • Shah Rukh Khan spoke about his acting career of 33 years at a recently held summit in Dubai.
  • He discussed why he has not done a movie in Hollywood despite being such a big actor in Bollywood.

Shah Rukh Khan was the star guest at the World Government Summit 2024 held in Dubai recently. While fielding questions from the media, once again the intelligence and wit of Bollywood’s Badshah was on display as he candidly opened up about working in Hollywood and his various other aspirations.

At the 11th edition of the summit held at Madinat Jumeirah, the superstar shared that he would have loved to play the iconic character of James Bond on the big screen but could not. During The Making of A Star: A Conversation session Shah Rukh Khan was asked whether he would like to play James Bond. SRK replied, “I am James Bond" and funnily added that he would love to play the character but considered himself too short. But SRK said that he rather fancies himself playing the brown Bond baddie.

Shah Rukh Khan spoke about his acting career of 33 years as well as the stardom he has enjoyed in this journey in Bollywood of more than 3 decades. When asked why he did not work in Hollywood, the Pathaan actor said that although he knows many people from the English and American film industries no one to date offered him good work, and at times he wondered if he was spreading himself too thin.

SRK also revealed that he was offered a role in Slumdog Millionaire which later on was done by Anil Kapoor. At that time the Bollywood superstar felt that the role of the host was very mean and hence he rejected the offer. But the rejection turned lucky for Anil Kapoor as the movie went on to win 8 out of 10 Oscars in 2009.

Shah Rukh Khan has an immense fan following across the world and had a wonderful 2023 delivering back-to-back big hits like Pathaan, Jawan, and Dunki in a row.