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Shah Rukh Khan: Devoid of controversies, film on my life would be boring


The actor, who has worked in around 80 films so far, reckons that for biopics to work, there have to be some controversies in the person’s life.

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Mayur Lookhar

Shah Rukh Khan is not gung-ho about a biopic, which a current hot filmmaking format in Hindi cinema.

Over the last few years Indian filmmakers have increasingly taken a liking to biopics. From sportstars to politicians to gangsters, Indian filmmakers are drawn towards real stories. It’s not just people from the past though, biopics are being made on active professionals, too, as seen in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) and Mary Kom (2014).

As a matter of fact, Shah Rukh thinks his life has been boring so far. The actor, who has worked in around 80 films so far, reckons that for biopics to work, there have to be some controversies in the person’s life.

"You know, once a journalist asked me if I would be a legendary figure, to which I replied 'Yes'. Then he said something that today I agree upon -- 'You never become legendary unless you do something controversial'. And my controversies, none of you guys know, unfortunately. So without controversy, it's going to be a boring story (laughed)," Shah Rukh told journalists during the Eid celebrations at his bungalow Mannat in Bandra.

"So whatever they will make, will just be a success story which I personally feel is so boring. I mean, 'Kya hogi story (What will the story be)?' That a boy came from Delhi to Mumbai after his parents' death and become a superstar without a godfather?," added Shah Rukh.

While Shah Rukh certainly does not have legal woes like Salman Khan, the actor has had his fair share of controversies.

The most famous being his 2012 infamous squabble with a security official after the game of cricket in the Indian Premier League. Shah Rukh had an altercation with a security official who had allegedly ordered the actor and his kids to leave the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai as it was time to shut it. The Mumbai Cricket Association had later banned the actor from entering the stadium for five years. The ban was lifted in 2015.

Shah Rukh and his wife Gauri were also embroiled in an alleged sex determination controversy before the birth of their third child, AbRam, who was born through surrogacy.

Shah Rukh will next been seen in Jab Harry Met Sejal with Anushka Sharma. The film is set to be released on 4 August.