SRK: 'I'm not selfless'


By Hindustan Times

New Delhi, Aug. 16 -- He might be donning a contoured suit to play a superhero in his forthcoming project Ra.One, but actor Shah Rukh Khan says that in real life, he is far from the self-sacrificing man with superpowers on the big screen.

"A superhero's larger purpose is always very selfless and a superstar's larger purpose is to stick to films. I'm not selfless. My highest purpose in life is to make a great film," the 45-year-old says. Unlike any superhero heard of till date, SRK's character in the movie is made of 'solid electricity'.

"In olden times, superheroes could come from planets because they were out of understanding. Now, the quantum part is more difficult to understand than the macro part of it," he says, adding, "We felt that if we took the modern, new creation (Internet) of man and say a superhero and super villain can be created out of it, that would be really unique."

Praises have already started pouring in for the movie that releases around Diwali. "The other day, somebody told me my car shot is like Krrish and GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra. It didn't happen, so we did it digitally. If I had known we'll go digital, I'd have done it even bigger," says the actor, who is also coming out with a PS3 game on the movie.

Apart from playing a superhero, Shah Rukh will also be seen in a negative avatar in the much anticipated Don 2: The Chase Continues, which releases in December.

"As an actor, it's good fun - to be so evil and be so good. It's very exciting. I have this cool look, long hair and beard in the film," he says.