CNN, one of America’s biggest news channels, introduced Shah Rukh Khan as the World’s Biggest Movie Star. In an interview with the channel, the actor spoke about the battle between Bollywood and Hollywood, and also discussed about the star system back home in India.
Khan added that it would take quite a while before international cinema becomes actual competition to Indian films.
“As long as the star system is retained in this country, it will be sometime before international cinema takes in. But yeah, international stars are also becoming local stars”
“But like I said, Indian cinema is changing so fast with all the young actors and actresses. So, it will be quite a while before international cinema becomes actual competition” Shah Rukh said.
In his inimitable style, the ‘FAN’ star said that unless Hollywood films have six songs, they won’t be competing against Indian films.
However, he was quick to add that if the industry is not quick enough to change our brand of cinema, it risks serious competition from Hollywood films.
“We are the only country where local cinema does better than international cinema.. But I have always had this worry, if I may say so, that if we are not able to change our cinema quickly enough, then we would be kind of overtaken, like Hollywood has. Principle movies all over the world are Hollywood films” Shah Rukh said.
The acclaimed actor is gearing up for the release of ‘FAN’, where the lead protagonist plays the fan of a character based on Shah Rukh’s life. The teaser of the film had the words ‘duniya ke sabse bade superstar ka sabse bada fan’.