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Shah Rukh Khan shares his Views on Future of Stardom in the Industry

Shah Rukh Khan was overwhelmed with the "sea of love", the crowd outside his house on his birthday and umpteen wishes on social media for his special day

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  • As the reach of a star is growing at a rapid pace, the concept of stardom is changing and affecting its longevity, says superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
  • He has clocked over 25 years in Indian showbiz and continues to rule the hearts of millions.

Shah Rukh Khan was overwhelmed with His Birthday Wishes

On his 52nd birthday on Thursday, Shah Rukh Khan told the media: “Honestly, I think the longevity of stardom will be less in future, unlike our time, because of the simple logic of faster reach to the audience. I think the concept of superstardom will change. In fact, it has started changing.

“Earlier, it used to take three months for a film to get released all over India. Now it takes three seconds for a film to reach our mobile phone. For me, from when I made a debut to becoming a star, it took 10 years because people took some time to know me, then slowly they became fans… Now, for a young actor, it just takes a year to gain popularity.

“So, the longevity of 30 years will go down a bit. Things are going to come and go faster.”

Shah Rukh Khan also pointed at the possibility of having a musical superstar.

“Like they have in the West… like Chris Martin… Because music is getting celebrated beyond films, goes independent on digital platforms. There will be a digital superstar. The concept of stardom will change with time,” he added.

The actor was overwhelmed with the “sea of love” — the crowd outside his house on his birthday — and umpteen wishes on social media for his special day.

Talking about how digital entertainment was posing a challenge for the cinema world, Shah Rukh said: “I think when it comes to cinematic experience, we can offer a much bigger canvas because that is possible through digital shooting, camera, 3D and other technology.

“What we can do today with cinema is unfathomable. In the near future, we can experience interactive cinema, where we all can watch a story on big screen with a different experience. Therefore, I think cinema won’t die, but a new way of experiencing cinema will come.”(IANS)

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Hugh Jackman, an inspiration for Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan who called Hugh Jackman an inspiration also includes that the show he is hosting "TED Talks India Nayi Soch", is making him a better person.

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  • Hugh Jackman becomes an inspiration for Shah Rukh Khan
  • Hugh Jackman compliments Shah Rukh Khan on hi dancing and seeks to learn from him
  • “The Great Showman”, Hugh Jackman’s new movie

Mumbai, Dec 22, 2017: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has hailed Hugh Jackman and said that the Hollywood actor always inspires him with his performances.

“My love and thanks to my friend Hugh Jackman for always inspiring us with his performances. You are ‘The Greatest Showman’ in Wolverine’s clothing,” Shah Rukh tweeted on Friday.

Directed by Michael Gracey, “The Greatest Showman” is a period musical drama film, which also features Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.

Jackman, who plays the role of P. T. Barnum in the film, had earlier praised Shah Rukh at the Sydney premiere of the film.

According to media reports, Jackman said at the premiere: “I have done a lot of dancing and singing in this film and I had Shah Rukh Khan in mind while shooting for it. He is my mentor and I need to take more dance lessons from him.

“I have also done the signature SRK move, spreading my arms wide. I would love to see Shah Rukh in the Indian version of this film.”

Meanwhile, Shah Rukh, who is currently seen as the host of “TED Talks India Nayi Soch”, said the show is making him a better person.

While replying to TED Talks curator Juliet Blake on Twitter, Shah Rukh wrote: “It’s all your hard work Juliet Blake and tenacity. Hosting ‘Nayi Soch’ is making me a better person. Thanks for watching.” (IANS)

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