Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan, who celebrated his 50th birthday on Monday (November 2), says that he will do a Hollywood movie only if it that movie makes India proud.
In an interview to Indian Express, Shahrukh Khan talked about Hollywood films and said, "I have never ever been offered any work in the West of any girth or value. I have always said that I want to make Indian films which will be watched internationally. People who are working in the West or Hollywood do really make sure that our name and Indianess is being spread there which is very good for future generations to come and is very commendable.''
Shahrukh Khan further added, ''I am not looking down upon them. I also feel I'm not good enough to do something in the west, language being one issue. If I am offered something which makes me proud as an actor when I participate in it which in turn will make India proud, I will do it. The point is an Indian actor goes to the West and does a film which does not take away from the Indianess of the emotion.''
''I would love to do such projects. But so far in 25 years I will be very honest and open to say that no one from Hollywood on the western world has offered me," he said.
King Khan also talked about his dream project on his 50th birthday, "My dream project is to be able to create an institution where I can get youngsters to come and learn professional acting, the technique of acting and different styles of acting. I was lucky that Barry John was there. I could do theatre for five to eight years. I learnt there a lot.''
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''we have two shortcomings as far as acting and filmmaking concerned. One is screenplay writing and second the lack of proper acting school like a Lee Strasberg or Adler,'' said Shahrukh Khan.
Shahrukh Khan added, ''Anupam Kher and others have done a great job but I think it needs to be at a bigger level. We have to accept the fact that if we need to compete internationally, we need to understand the ropes and norms and techniques of international acting.''
The Bollywood superstar also revealed, ''I would love to dedicate my life to it.It won't be called the Shahrukh Khan School of acting because that would be not so international.''
''But I hope somewhere down the line I can provide kids, boys and girls an international school. My daughter wants to learn acting and I don't know where to send her in India,''King Khan said.
''So, I would love to have a school where kids can come, learn and understand from international actors what acting and the technique of acting is about,'' Shahrukh Khan said at the press event.
Talking about the ongoing protests (returning of awards) by writers and film-makers, Shahrukh Khan said, "I have not been in a situation like that. But I respect the people.''
''If they think this gesture is going to turn things around, it is very brave, very honest. As far as I am concerned, I have not participated in something as meaningful as they have," Shahrukh Khan added.
Shahrukh Khan also said, ''The country is becoming increasingly intolerant. Respect those who returned government awards, but (I) won't return mine.'' Shahrukh Khan was honoured with Padma Shri in 2005.''
Shahrukh With Family
Shahrukh Khan posted on his 50th birthday,"It's been a few hrs & I hav received such unconditional lov & wishes for my smile, I think it's time I find new reasons 2 smile from today."
On the work front, Shahrukh Khan is busy with the shooting of his upcoming film Dilwale. Directed by Rohit Shetty, the movie also stars Kajol, Kriti Sanon, Varun Dhawan, Johhny Lever, Kabir Bedi and Vinod Khanna.