Shah Rukh Khan On Never Being Offered A Hollywood Role & Rejecting Slumdog Millionaire

SRK opens up on not really being offered a role in Hollywood or London & also reveals why he rejected Anil Kapoor's role in Slumdog Millionaire.

Mega actor ‘Shah Khan Khan’ stands tall amongst the hugest stars in the Indian Film Industry garnering massive fan bases countrywide and globally. SRK is also referred as the ‘International Indian Icon’ by his overseas followers. Today, In a conversation with journalist ‘Richard Quest’ At the ‘World Governments Summit’ Event, King Khan was asked about his rumoured Hollywood ventures such as crime film with ‘Martin Scorsese’ co-starring the Titanic actor ‘Leonardo Di Caprio’. SRK was also enquired about Rejecting Danny Boyle’s Oscar winning movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ which would have in turn been a great crossover to the west in his career.

Getting Candid at the International stage Shah Rukh revealed “I’ve said this honestly, but nobody believes me. Nobody has offered me any crossover work of substance. I may have had conversations with people. I know lots of lovely people from the West, from the English film industry, from the American film industry, but nobody has offered me any work. I hear actors talk about wanting to cross over, but I still have to learn to deliver to the audience that likes me, instead of spreading myself too thin. So, really, I’ve never been offered a film in Hollywood or England.”

While responding on to the media person’s Slumdog Millionaire question, Khan replied, “Yes, Slumdog was there, and I spent a lot of time with Mr Boyle. He was very sweet. But I was doing Who Wants to be a Millionaire on television, but I just felt that in the story being told, the guy who was hosting was very mean. The guys who were producing the show wanted me to do the film. But the character was cheating and being dishonest as the host, I found that very strange, and I explained to Mr Boyle that I wouldn’t like to do it, please, and there are way better actors than me. Mr Anil Kapoor did it, and he was fantastic as the host.”

Meanwhile on the work front, Shah was last seen in Rajkumar Hirani’s highly anticipated film Dunki, which managed to gross about a decent no. of Rs. 227 Crores at the Indian Box Office.

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