Is there anything that the King of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan, cannot do? (Obviously, there's nothing! After all, he is a genius, right?)
In his latest interview with HT, Shahrukh Khan revealed why he named his company, 'Red Chillies' and trust us when we say you will laugh hard, after reading his logic behind it!
'If I Open A Chain Of Restaurants..'
"I know it sounds very girlish (Smiles). But then, I'm all for empowerment of women. I want to be equal to women. I want to go higher up to their level, instead of thinking that they have to go higher. But I genuinely want to cook. Imagine, if I open a chain of restaurants and stores, kitna business karunga main (smiles)."
SRK Reveals The Reason Behind The Name 'Red Chillies'
Shahrukh Khan further reveals, "Having said that, Juhi Chawla once asked me, ‘Why have you named your company, Red Chillies?' And I was like, ‘just in case film-making fails, I'll open a restaurant by the same name. Red Chillies Restaurant toh chalega hi."
Lol! Dear Shahrukh, you're a genius, hence proved!
Shahrukh Khan Expresses His Love For Cooking
"I have been telling my friends and colleagues that once I learn cooking, I'd love to call them over and serve them, because I love doing that."
SRK Thinks Of Acting Too As 'Serving' & Here's How..
"I think of acting too as ‘serving'. As an actor, when you serve and present your acting, you hope people like and enjoy it as much as you enjoyed making it [the film]. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don't.
"Plus, you don't impose yourself on people and be like accha laga ya nahi? (did you like it or not?). You just serve. I like to serve people in the house."
SRK Says He's Not Intentionally Experimenting With Roles
In his last three films, Shahrukh Khan was seen experimenting with his roles. But Shahrukh has got totally a different take on that and says, "No, it [doing different kinds of films] is not like it was a planned decision. The actual line-up was supposed to be Happy New Year, Raees, Dilwale (2015) and Fan, before Imtiaz's (Ali) film and Aanand L Rai's next.
SRK Wanna Maintain A Mix
In the same interview, Shahrukh Khan also revealed that he's trying to maintain a mix of offbeat films and commercial ones as he loves 'Happy New Year' kind of movie as much as 'Dear Zindagi' kind of offbeat films.
I'm Not A Serious Actor
"Some days, I'm really happy to do a HNY, or a Chennai Express. I enjoy them. They are great fun, and I like them because it's not that I am a serious actor and I won't do those films," says Shahrukh Khan.
SRK Doesn't Like To Take A Break & Here's Why..
When Shahrukh Khan was asked, how come he worked the entire year, without taking break, he said, "That's because I can't wait, as I like to keep working. I can't sit at home waiting for six months because then I change my state of mind.
SRK Further Adds..
"After wrapping up HNY and Chennai Express, I really wanted to do something different. [The shoot for] Raees started but it got delayed by nine months due to my injury. Then, Fan was supposed to release in August (in 2015) but VFX took one-and-a-half year. We didn't realise that it (VFX work) would take that long."
Gear Up For SRK's Next
On the work front, Shahrukh Khan will be next seen in Imtiaz Ali's upcoming love story, which also casts Anushka Sharma in the lead role.
On a related note, the title of the SRK-Anushka starrer has not been finalised yet! However, the film is scheduled to hit the theatres on August 11, 2017 and on the same day, it will clash with Akshay Kumar's next film, Toilet- Ek Prem Katha.