Actor Shah Rukh Khan loves his celebrity status and admits he would never want to live without it even for a few moments.
"I don’t want to be anonymous… I’m very honest about that. I love being recognised, I love people liking me, I love the fact that people scream when I go out, I think I’ll miss all that when it’s taken away, and I don’t even think about it," said Shah Rukh in an interview to CNN’s Talk Asia.
"I think that’s why I work harder every year, every day, every month and every moment. I’m not standing and counting the people outside my house, but I don’t want them to lessen," he added.
When Shah Rukh came to Mumbai in 1991 to make it big in Bollywood, he had no film background. But with his sheer hardwork and determination, the actor hit the bull’s eye.
His popularity soarred high with blockbusters like "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge", "Baazigar", "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai", "Darr", "Pardes", "Dil Toh Pagal Hai" and "Chak De! India".
Even though the 44-year-old never wants people’s focus to shift from him, he says inherently he is a shy person.
"I’m basically shy and I have to really prepare myself to go and let myself go on a set. There are certain things I started, I tried them and then I started feeling very awkward doing them … like laughing on screen. I find it extremely odd to laugh on screen. I find it extremely odd to use bad language so I don’t do a film like that… kissing and love making (on screen) is the other thing, because I just find it odd," said the actor who is currently working on his film "Ra.One".(IANS)