You need no proof to say that Shahrukh Khan is one of the wittiest men in India. While the girls find their hearts melting everything he flashes his dimpled smile and says 'Bade Bade Deshon Mein, Aisi Chhoti Chhoti Baatein Hote Rehti Hai Senorita', the others simply drool over his sense of trademark humour.
The superstar was the latest guest All India Bakchod (AIB) podcast and boy, he left us totally in splits with his crackling wit. From talking about the importance of selfie, 'Cheap thrills' to dancing at weddings, SRK totally killed it in his style.
We bring you some of the highlights from the interview...
How Every Controversy Needs To Have An Opinion By Shahrukh Khan
"Earlier when controversies never used to happen, I used to be like come on King Of Bollywood! Now I wake up thinking, 'Kaunsa King, Kaunsa Bollywood'. And then my hand automatically goes to my phone and prayers are happening inside in every language to every God. I am like 'Please, I have nothing to do with what's happened in America today'."
When SRK Tried To Be Politically Correct About The Attack On Sanjay Leela Bhansali On The Sets Of Padmavati & Explained The Importance Of Selfie
"Day before yesterday, the filmmakers, rightly so or wrongly or I don't know, it was there point of view, they all got angry with some disturbance happened in North India related to something. So, they started to talk about how this is wrong, somebody should not be physically violated xyz and all. The first thing I do at the shooting is to ask whether I am involved in this as I didn't speak to anyone or did not even meet anyone.
This gentleman standing next to me says, "Yeah, 100 retweets on your name" and I am like, I did not even make a comment." he went on to add, "I checked and all of a sudden I was selling some gangster, bad guy and some religion and all. I am like, why why why! And I can't make calls anymore. So, I have decided whosoever speaks right, wrong or ugly about me, I will go to their house. I want to go to their house because, at the end of it all, it is about a selfie. Really. I leave the place with the whole idea ki ‘selfie karani thi, ab tum jao, ab tumhe koi kuch nahi karega. One day I've decided I'll take seven days off and take selfies with everyone who has a mouth to speak or fingers to write. I'll be the most powerful man in this country."
When SRK Compared Award Functions To A Satsang
"There is an actor friend of mine who has a padded room in which he goes and speaks, for voice, to make it more powerful. I have a feeling that by the end of my career, I will be in a padded room in one way or another. This house (Mannat) is too small, so I am trying to earn more money and get a room like that. But genuinely, one day I want to scream like haan haan maine ye kiya hai, haan maine yeh bola tha and yeh bhi bol raha hoon. I used to take out my aggression in award shows but now we can't do that. Abhi toh discourse hai humara. Genuinely, the one that we did together was like a satsang. These days nobody has done bad work in award shows. Everyone is good."
SRK On Why Bollywood Is Not Talking About Crucial Topics Like Meryl Streep Did With The Golden Globe Award Acceptance Speech
When we were young, we used to use this phrase - Angrez chale gaye, aulad chod gaye. There is this one woman in the world with who I will be happy to spend even a second. I've never said this for anyone. I am not a fan because I am such a big star, which is true. I am genuinely Gaurav for Meryl Streep. What she spoke was wonderful. There is an age and stage she has reached where she can say anything. She can be the President of America. But why should somebody sitting here, hearing something so beautiful, instead of enjoying it says ‘Yahaan kisi ne aisa kyun nahi bola.' Arre bol diya na usne. If you like it rewind and see it multiple times.
Madonna also spoke about her journey which was beautiful, I won't judge saying why Madhuri Dixit or Juhi Chawla hasn't spoken any such thing. All of this applies to every one of us. I wanted to address this to journalists but kya karein, I did not win Filmfare. So, I have a lot of things to talk about but for that, I need to win awards. So make sure I do. Jab saala award nahi milega toh bolunga kya. Next year give me all the awards and I have all amazing speeches to say."
When SRK Compared AIB Roast To Fan
"Good performance, Completely tanked."
SRK's Cheap Thrill Moments
"My biggest level of Cheap Thrills is when I am shooting advertisements. I remember I was doing an ad for a biscuit. There are only a few ways in which the most beautiful or a varied actor can eat a biscuit. Either you can eat it like this, love it or be angry with it. It (the biscuit) was dark and chocolaty. I liked it also. After sometime you have this man and a lady coming towards me who are emotionally involved with their product which is rightly so. They are like 'Sir, I want you to eat the biscuit with the feeling of homeliness, the feeling of years gone by, the feeling of who you are and the achievements that you have done in that one bite.
My biggest Cheap Thrill is when everyone around me including my team is like 'Itna feeling aati toh Filmfare mil jaata'. So, I tell them, 'Do you also want my school days to reflect..there was a teacher for whom I had hots for. They are like 'No, we don't need to go so back side. Because this biscuit is for children. Then I tell them, You know there was this whole episode when I was growing up and there was this producer who threw me out. At that time, I was really angry. You want that feeling also?' They are like 'No..this biscuit is about success..maybe Shahrukh Khan stands for success." I have my biggest Cheap Thrill listening to that. At the end of it, I just take the biscuit and go chomp."
On Why He Would Never Endorse An Itch-Guard Or An Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
"I find it odd and I'm a little shy. Having to do things like dandruff on my shoulder and all is awkward for me. I always say, "look the whole idea of this ad is that this doesn't happen to me so people will take it because ‘oh it doesn't happen to SRK because he uses this product'. If you show it happening to me, I'm a regular guy. I'm not a regular guy." I'm Shah Rukh Khan. Mujhe daad, khaaj, khujli nahi hoti."
SRK On Stealing The Spotlight Away From The Bride And Groom When He Dances At Weddings
"They should be happy I am not stealing the bride away."