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Actor Shahrukh Khan, who was part of two Bollywood remakes — Devdas and Don — said the proud moment for him would be when somebody would remake one of his original films.

“I did two iconic films — one is Dilip Kumar’s Devdas and the other one is Amitabh Bachchan’s Don,” Shahrukh told reporters during the launch of Filmfare’s 100 Years of Cinema issue on Wednesday. “I never choose my films. Films and directors choose me. Sanjay Leela Bhansali told me ‘there is something in your eyes’ and then he asked me to do Devdas.”

“[Film-maker] Farhan Akhtar thought I could play the character of Don. But I am not thinking about remaking any film right now,” Shahrukh added. “Hopefully, a time will come when somebody will remake one of my original films and that will be a great achievement and proud moment for me.”

The actor, who received an opportunity to share the space with Bollywood icons Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan on Filmfare’s cover page, said his life was now “complete”.


Shahrukh has done two iconic films which are remakes, Don and Devdas. PHOTO: FILE

“I had a marvellous time shooting for the photo shoot with Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan. I feel my life is complete now. When I was shooting with Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu, Saira ji came to me and said that if she had a son, he would have looked like me,” Shahrukh said.

“They have seen so much in life and you can see that in their eyes. It’s a wonderful moment that they have given me.”

Dilip, who couldn’t come for the launch of the magazine owing to health reasons, sent his best wishes through a message.

Among all the tags that Shahrukh has, including ‘King Khan’, ‘Baadshah’ and ‘Don’ among others, he said his favourite tag was “Papa”.

“Papa is the best one, and that’s my favourite. It was given to me by my two only legal children,” the actor said. 

Published in The Express Tribune, April 12th, 2013.

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