Whenever a new film starring any of the Khans — Shah Rukh, Salman or Aamir — releases, trade world as well as the media turn their focus to their respective film’s businesses, and comparisons are made between the box office figures of the films. As Shah Rukh Khan’s latest film, Jab Harry Met Sejal hits the theatres, HT chats with the superstar about his equations with the other two Khans and if they ever discuss work.
I wish everyone well, and I am sure they wish me well too. We (the Khans) have been doing this [acting] for too long. Initially, for the first 5-6 years, when there are new actors, such things (competition etc.) might happen, especially when people around you talk on those lines but when you have been there [in the industry] for so long, two things become very clear — firstly, if people say that you are done with when a newcomer is making his/her debut, it’s not true. I have seen enough of that, and secondly, if someone says, ‘you are competing with your contemporaries,’ then that’s not true either since the ‘contemporaries’ have known each other for very long.