I am not as big a star as Aamir or Salman, says Shah Rukh Khan
Mumbai: The self proclaimed King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan seems to have a change of heart. After years of rigours in the industry, fighting it out with two of his biggest rivals in B-town, SRK eventually passed the Bollywood crown to his contemporaries Salman Khan and Aamir Khan.
On the couch of ‘Koffee with Karan’, SRK, in one of his most mellow moods, had spoken candidly about friends, co-stars, films and much more. But one remarkable revelation that SRK spilled while talking to KJo was that he needs to grow up as Salman and Aamir have!
Shah Rukh, nevertheless put to rest the Aamir-SRK war when he told show host Karan Johar, “I am not and can never be as big a star and actor like Salman or Aamir. I would like to grow up to be like them one day.”
Speaking to a daily, a source present on the show said, “For years Shah Rukh and Aamir have been passing snide remarks about each being King and Ace of the Box Office and masses.”
Talking about SRK and Aamir’s equation, the source further added, “Shah Rukh and Aamir are two of the most popular Khans and adored by thousands of fans, so the fight for the ultimate title has always been quite an issue with these two stars, as they have always managed to topple each other at some point of time or the other. They have even sarcastically claimed their number one spot at media events.”
While both regaled with big hits like ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘My Name Is Khan’, off late, their rivalry hit an all-time high when news surfaced about both A-listers signing International projects with basic storyline of the city of Mumbai.
Reports confirm that SRK is to doing a project with Danny Boyle for a film titled ‘Maximum City’, while Aamir Khan is to work in an adaptation of ‘Extreme City’ for producer Anubhav Sinha. The film is said to be based on the biggest slum of Mumbai, Dharavi.
However, another reason why SRK might have given up his throne to his adversaries was cited by the source, when he said, “The fact is Aamir and Salman are senior to SRK in terms of having entered the industry before him. So, that`s also SRK`s tongue-in-cheek way of saying he is younger to them in experience and still has a lot to learn.”