By: Raymond Ronamai
Monday, October 15, 2007
What do you expect when the Badshah of Indian cinema Shahrukh Khan meets the talented Karan Johar? Lots of witty one-liners and new revelations, right? Yes, they kept the audience on their toes at the HT Leadership Summit a couple of days ago. Shahrukh spoke about his Oscar dreams, his six-pack abs, politics and much more.
The King Khan wants to sell Indian happiness to the West and is optimistic that Indian cinema can do very well abroad with better marketing strategies. He also imagines Oscar coming to India and Charlize Theron handing him the award. He believe Indian cinema can reach bigger audience if its length is cut-short to two hours and less. However, he strongly feels that dance and song routine is a must, as it is the USP of Indian cinema.
Many may wonder why popular Indian actors don't try out their hands in Hollywood films but Shahrukh has his reasons. He said that acting in Hollywood films won't make him a better actor. He added that many Indian actors like Aishwarya Bachchan, Gulshan Grover and others have had their stint in Hollywood.
And is he ready to take up politics in the future? Shahrukh said that he is too selfish to become a politician. He also brought the house down by saying that he is too good-looking to become a politician.