Shah Rukh Khan doesn't want to be known as one of the biggest superstars of Hindi film industry. King Khan says that he is done with the tag and now wants to be a legend.
"I am 26 years old in the film industry which is half my lifetime really. From here on I am going to spend time in the world of cinema than the outside of it... I realised I should do away with the tag of being a superstar instead I should work towards tag of being a legend," he said. He added: "No megastar... as egoistic and self-centred like me will fade away into the past without trying to wedge his or her foot into the door to the future. So even I want to put myself into the future of cinema like I have been in the past 25 years."
The actor, 52, who has been in the Hindi film industry for over two decades, stressed that he really wants to be a legend. "I really want to be a legend.Unfortunately, there are no articles or books on how to be a legend. So, I rummage through my personal library... I found a book on the history of human kind called 'Sapiens' and going through the book I found that the only reason homo sapiens have dominated the rest of the species is because of one thing - because we gossip," added the superstar.
The actor said that the spreading of ideas is a way of storytelling. "Genuinely, story-telling has anchored communication between human beings. Even entertainment is actually a derivative of story-telling. Whether music, art or poetry all of these things are a form of story-telling," he added.
The modern art of storytelling is of course filmmaking, he said. "I think there has been a radical change in cinema and content over the years. A change even in the way we consume films. But right now I think we are witnessing the greatest change. The greatest change of this century has been the evolutionary revolution that has taken over the humankind is the opening up communication, information on the digtised platform," he added.
Shah Rukh is currently busy shooting for Aanand L Rai's Zero, co-starring Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.
(With IANS inputs)