Why Bollywood stars turn producers!

By Hindustan Times

Fourteen years ago, I’d gone for what was just another interview with Shah Rukh Khan and walked into the middle of chaos. The Badshah was delivering punches and punchlines on camera, and in between shots, punching out financial statements on his laptop. His cell phone buzzed and miraculously he metamorphosed from a merchant selling dreams to simply a merchant, haggling over prices with a supplier, then, arguing over a new twist in the story with the director and scriptwriter.

Silently observing all the frantic action, I suddenly understood why Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani was not just another movie for SRK. It was his baby!

In his pursuit of excellence, he had approached Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Kajol and finally Juhi Chawla to partner him in his first home production. Aamir had taken too long to make up his mind, Madhuri was in t