‘Money Is Extremely Important’, Says 'Bauua Singh' Shahrukh Khan

Mina Muzumdar |Dec 26, 2018

In Signature Masterclass (Season 3), the Bollywood self-made star shares his view on being rich and wealthy

“Ameer hona zaroori nahi hota, raees hona zaroori hota hai”, Shahrukh Khan used his famous dialogue from Raees to state his opinion of being rich and wealthy. In Signature Masterclass in Lucknow show, the Bollywood self-made star promise to be honest when delivering this message.


Shahrukh Khan wanted to be a hockey player

Talking in front of 2,000 people, Shahrukh Khan shared a twisted turn in his life and these unexpected things can actually be fruitful. ‘Baadsha’ of Bollywood confessed that becoming an actor was never laid in his provisions in his early years.

“I wanted to play hockey for India, as my father was a hockey player”, the actor said.

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However, Shahrukh Khan pulled out with a back injury at the last moment. And in an evening talking to his mother, she suggested him to try his luck in theatre. Shahrukh Khan continued his story, said humorously:


After the death of his parents, he still kept his head down and left his hometown Delhi so he could seek his fame and fortune as a Bollywood actor in Mumbai.

“I gave myself one year to make it in Mumbai and see how it goes, and now it has been 27 years and I am still here,” Zero’s actor spoke.


Practice makes perfect and his constant effort was paid off with five films was signed in one day. That is how Shahrukh Khan kicked off his acting career and cemented his standing in the industry for 27 years with varied heroin roles in many blockbusters.

As the superstar stated, the key to his success lies in the right time with the right people. “Talent can take you so far, circumstances do play a role after that.”

“I did roles which others refused”

Talking about how he brings his charisma to every role he did, Shahrukh Khan referred to his film Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa.



When being asked about the pressure to conform the notion of heroic film type in Hindi cinema, he answered:


The Indian film industry is pushing the boundary

At the end of Signature Startup Masterclass show, the host asked Shahrukh Khan last question about the future of Indian film industry from the perspective of an entrepreneur.


The show sums up with a crackling performance by music band Anand Bhaskar Collective.


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