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"Chak De India has given me inner peace" : Shahrukh Khan

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Mumbai (UNI): Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan has said the success of his latest film Chak De India has given him ''inner peace''.

Talking to reporters at the launch party of his biography ''King of Bollywood: Shahrukh Khan and the seductive world of Indian cinema'' here last night, the actor said the manner in which his character in the film reacts after the team wins the final match to lift the world cup trophy was his favourite scene. ''This has given me inner peace,'' he remarked.

The superstar rejected the theory that the film's success will lead to a trend of sports movies. ''It is incorrect to state that a film's success or failure determines any trend. It only shows that the audience wants to watch a good story,'' Khan said.

He revealed he was in the midst of writing his autobiography when Anupama Chopra came up with the idea of her book. ''The book does not revolve just around me but the journey of Hindi cinema since the 1990s,''he pointed out.

''I may complete it after some years,'' King Khan said when asked if his book will see the light of the day. He said he had named his autobiography 'Twenty years of a decade'.

The actor said he was touched and humbled that books were written on him. ''It looks odd and makes me feel old,'' he said adding that ''Books are selective memories. I think I should do something important in future to justify the good things being written about me in the books.

''I do not think I am a legend. I am just doing my basic job. People have been good to me and I have not been mean to anybody,'' the actor said.

To a question on what he felt was his USP, ''my sense of humour,'' the actor replied.

When asked how he would like to be remembered, the actor said,''when you meet my children after many years, they will tell you that I was a good father.'' Speaking about Sanjay Dutt's interim bail, Khan said he was relieved and happy. ''We all hope that his personal trials and tribulations end soon. He has already paid heavily for his mistake ,''he said.

The author of the book Anupama Chopra thanked King Khan for his co-operation adding that book was the success of her work started four years ago.

The launch party saw the presence of prominent personalities like Neeta Ambani, Juhi Chawla, former Jammu

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