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I wear my stardom like a T shirt Not a Tuxedo!

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As Dilwale readies to release, we get you a boutique collection of the inimitable SRK’s blow hot, blow quotes!

If there is a superb actor in the country, it is Aamir Khan. I have heard he wants to retire at 30 and turn director. I plan to quit at 30 too! August 1992

Basically I am a lazy man. I’m going to slog for another three or four years and then sit back and take it easy.
August 1992

Us ! We are glad he didn’t quit. Neither did Aamir!

Nothing has changed. I’m still as cheerful, pompous and arrogant. I still believe I am the best. November 1994

I think of myself as showpiece in a window. I have to attract the audience by hook or crook, make them take me home. January 1995

Us! We are glad that he is confident!

Learning acting in India means dancing and horse riding lessons… which make you dancers and stuntmen, not actors. October 1997

I’d like to believe that there is a little of Hitler and Napoleon in me. Even if I try, I can’t be as selfless as Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa. January 1999

Us! How many actors are this brutally honest ?

I find it strange when people tell me I am the same in every film. What do they expect me to do? Grow a third
hand and have two noses! March 2003

The newcomers will have to get a few discs and bones removed if they want to be like me. being Shah Rukh Khan comes with a price tag June 2002

Us! He’s witty beyond words

I don’t write cheques anymore because I end up signing them “With Love, Shah Rukh”

Us: And wittier by the hour!

When I talk about myself… About being the best, it has always been with a sense of humour.. People who have a sense of humour and genuine humility like I do will understand…. March 2009

My son says when I’m angry, I’m like a monster. He says some strange sound emerges from me, which doesn’t suit my build. H e says I overdo it. October 2011

Us : He is real and we love real people!