Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan met a few select students of the prestigious Stanford University in Mumbai on Thursday, and shared some of his life’s experiences with them, including learning that “frailties and failures need to be celebrated”.
The students came to Mumbai recently to meet some public figures who have done well in their careers and are role models to many. SRK, one of Hindi cinema’s most successful stars, was at the top of their wish list.
As much as the students were excited to meet him, SRK himself hoped to learn more than what the students could learn from him.
“I don’t have a speech prepared and I won’t be able to tell you about business. But yes, I can share with you the frailties that I have as a person. Because no matter how successful you are and no matter how much money you have, your frailties always remain with you.
“Frailties or failures need to be celebrated. One should never fear them, but should learn from them. And you will only learn from them and not fear them when you have the feeling that you have nothing to lose. I always like to go back to that feeling,” said Shahrukh.
He also spoke about “Fan”, the film he is currently shooting for, which is being directed by Manish Sharma.
Besides that, the 49-year-old answered questions about success, his Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders and shared the fact that he only does business in an area he is passionate about.
“I am passionate about films, kids and cricket and hence, I make cinema, I have KidZania and I have KKR,” he said.
The session ended with the students posing with SRK and having a quick personal chat.