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Shahrukh Khan

Courtesy: IndiaFM
Monday, February 27, 2006

Well most of us dream about being a celeb and a part of the glamorous world. How cool it would be if we were famous and had a huge fan following. It would feel so great when people recognize you and go out of their way to do things for you.

Well most of our famous Bollywood stars do live this kind of life. With the kind of craze people have for the stars, their life is very much like a prince or princess. This is one upside of being a star. But then again there is another aspect to this. Where there are few stars who never miss an opportunity to reveal their identity and take advantage of their stardom for personal gains, there are some wise ones in Bollywood who don't believe in misusing their fame for getting favors.

Shah Rukh Khan is one such star. Over the years the star has got so many well wishers everywhere that people just need to know that he needs something and the most impossible thing on earth will get done for him. But he refuses to use his name for any personal gain. Shah Rukh says that never in his life has he used his name to get rooms in hotels or even at customs and traditions. If there is no table available in the restaurant, he would rather wait for a table like others than pass a message that Shah Rukh Khan wants a place. Though there has been an instance when Shah Rukh made a plane wait for half an hour. But, then again this was not for his own good. This was when there was a bomb blast at Colombo where the star and his troupe were to perform. Shah Rukh wanted all the actors and their families to get back home soon and safely. He himself didn't board that flight but let others go safely first.

Says Shah Rukh that this was one time when he used his stardom but then it was the situation which demanded for desperate measures. Besides he went on to apologize to everyone on board. Well, we don't think the star misused his name. In fact it shows the concern the star has for other people who work with him.

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