It has been 27 years since Shah Rukh Khan’s debut film Deewana hit the theatres, and the actor wants to prolong his career as much as he can, which is why he is not rushing into any new projects.
While the actor had earlier announced that he would take a call on his next film by June this year, he has pushed the deadline by a few more months.
“He clearly wants to do what actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar and Kamal Haasan have done. Kamal has also completed 59 years of working because he started as a child artiste. Shah Rukh wants to work for a good two decades more, and hence he is not rushing on any project. He is listening to a lot of scripts because he is also bankrolling many films as a producer for the web as well as for theatrical purposes. Don’t be surprised if he will be a working superstar in 2040,” says an industry source.
Two years ago, when Kajol completed her silver jubilee in Bollywood, she had the same line to offer. “It doesn’t feel like 25 years have passed. But I have had a good time, and by God’s grace, I will work for 25 more years,” she had said.