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Shah Rukh says he hasn’t been offered ‘work of substance’ by western filmmakers

The role he really wanted and was never offered was that of Agent 007, probably because he was too short, he said at World Government Summit.

Shah Rukh says he hasn’t been offered ‘work of substance’ by western filmmakers

Shah Rukh Khan at World Government Summit in Dubai. Photo: A video grab/Instagram @poojadadlani



PTI

Dubai, February 14

The role he really wanted and was never offered was that of Agent 007, probably because he was too short, Shah Rukh Khan said on Wednesday, tongue firmly in cheek, and added that he is “brown enough” to play the baddie in a James Bond film.

In a freewheeling conversation during the World Government Summit (WGS) here, Shah Rukh said he had never been offered any substantive role in either Hollywood or the British film industry.

“I have said this honestly, but nobody believes it. Nobody’s ever offered me any work, a crossover of substance. I have had conversations with lots of lovely people from the West, from the English film industry, from the American film industry, but nobody’s offered me any good work,” he said in the session titled “Timeless Success: A Conversation with Shah Rukh Khan”.

Funny, reflective and serious in turn, the star spoke about his successes and failures, importance of perseverance in his life, taking long baths just before the release of his films and his efforts at making "the world's best pizza" when he took a four-year break from the movies.

Shah Rukh said he is still learning how to deliver to his fans instead of spreading himself too thin. Other than 2008’s “Slumdog Millionaire”, he hasn’t been offered anything of note, the 58-year-old actor said.

He spent a lot of time with “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle and was offered the role of the quizmaster, finally played by Anil Kapor. However, Shah Rukh couldn’t do it because he was already hosting the third season of “Kaun Banega Crorepati” (KBC), a popular quiz game show that makes for a plot point in the multiple Oscar-winning movie.

“I want to end my career — which is far from ending right now. I have another good 35 years to go — I really want to make that film which is loved by the whole world and then nobody on a big stage like this asks me why haven’t you crossed over. That film should cross me over,” he said.

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