Shah Rukh Khan is all set to return to the big screen with three back-to-back releases next year starting with Pathaan, Jawan and Dunki. The actor was last seen in the 2018 film Zero which tanked at the box office. Now, at an event in Sharjah, the superstar spoke about his faith on his upcoming releases and further explained why his statement that all of them will be hits should not be taken as arrogance.
Shah Rukh was recently in Sharjah to attend the 41st edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2022 at Expo Centre. He also received the Global Icon of Cinema and Cultural Narrative award at the event. A video from the event went viral on the internet where he revealed that he is nervous about his forthcoming films. Talking to journalist Faye D’Souza, SRK said that he may sound arrogant about his confidence in his films and said, “People think I am pompous if I answer it the way, I answer honestly. I don't think I need to be nervous. They (films) all are going to be superhit films. I would like to explain the lack of arrogance in this statement--that's the belief I sleep with and wake up with. That is the belief that makes me, at the age of 57, go do stunts, jump, work 18 hours a day. Because if I did not have the belief, at the end of it all, I am doing to make a great product lots of people are going to like, I would not be able to do it.”
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He further added, “This is not an arrogant statement this is what I believe as I sit there. I am not nervous. I think they are wonderful films. it's a child-like belief, that look ‘I have done my best, prepare my best. I am going to pass with flying colours’. it happened to lots of us, at least to me, when I was a young kid. I remember acing my mathematics exam. I did very well and in result, I got 3 out of 100. But, I thought I really did well. Sometimes that happens with movies also. I do make a Zero, sometimes what I put in comes to effort and for, and it becomes Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.”
SRK also said that he himself can’t wait to see himself on the big screen. The superstar’s Pathaan releases on January 25, 2023 and has Deepika Padukone and John Abraham opposite him. Atlee’s Jawan will release on June 2 and has Nayanthara opposite him while Dunki will release during Christmas and will see Taapsee Pannu as the female lead.