The actor, 48, said he does not like to succumb to his injuries by shying away from doing difficult stunts. “I have two children who tell me I should do more stunts so I listen to them more than I listen to her (wife Gauri). I like doing it. I have fun. I feel if I don’t do something challenging then I am succumbing to that injury,” Shah Rukh told PTI in an interview here.
“I have made myself stronger to overcome the shoulder and back injury. As an actor it’s important to be challenged physically, emotionally and mentally and I try do the best I can. The stunt in ‘Happy New Year’ is difficult as I had to go down a building… But it was on a wire… It was safe but scary,” he said.
The actor said he likes to do most of the stunts on his own as he has to answer to his children but there was a particular scene in the movie where he had to use a body double as the shot required him to kick with his left knee.
“I couldn’t do it as I couldn’t lift my leg so a duplicate did the shot. But I did all the jumps and falls,” he added.
SRK revealed that his children do not like attending their father’s film shoots. “They get bored coming to shoots so they don’t come too often. When I shoot in Mumbai they don’t come… They hate shooting. When I shoot abroad they can’t come always as they are studying now but sometimes they do,” Shah Rukh said.
The ‘Chennai Express’ star said he is in a profession where he has to be away from family most of the time but he does try to make up for it by going on holidays and being with them when he is not working.
“Whenever I am shooting I finish work and go home. The day I don’t shoot, I am at home. I have become more reclusive… I have become more unsocial now. I get bored going to parties. But we have to go for work and launch events etc,” he said. “I do one film a year since last few years. Doing one film at a time leaves you with time for family,” he said.
Ask him if it is deliberate to slow down on work, SRK said, “No nothing like that. In the last five-six years I have realised that I can do one film at a time if I want to make it bigger and better. I can afford to sit at home and think of other things. Time has come where I need to give my best.”
“I feel guilty if I divide and do things (doing more than one film at a time). People love me so much and watch my film so I need to give proper attention to a film. I want to give the best,” he said.
SRK is looking forward to the release of ‘Happy New Year’ directed by choreographer-director Farah Khan. He will be next seen in a Yash Raj project ‘Fan’ followed by Farhan Akhtar’s home production ‘Raees’.