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Shah Rukh Khan opens up on Zero failure, says he does not want to sign anything for a while



Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero, starring Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif bombed miserably at the box office. The film released in December last year and after four months, was screened at the Beijing International Film Festival in China.

In an interview to a Chinese website, SRK opened up on Zero’s failure, its after-effects and his current state of mind.

“This time, I didn’t feel like doing it. I thought, this time, I will take out time to watch films and listen to scripts and read books. My kids are also finishing their college life. Suhana is still in college, Aryan will hopefully pass his college in a year. I want to spend more time with my family,” he said.

SRK was meant to sign his next project by June. However, he doesn’t wish to do so yet.

“I said somewhere that I might decide in June about my next project. But I won’t even do it in June, I will only do a film when I feel like doing it from my heart. I only act when it comes from my heart, but this time I don’t feel like doing it. A lot of people are telling me stories, I’ve heard 15-20 stories, I liked 2-3 of them. But I haven’t decided yet which film to do. Because the moment I take a decision, I will have to start working on films. I will completely be engrossed in it.”

Speaking about Zero being screened at the Beijing International Festival, Shah Rukh said that he wasn’t entirely enthusiastic about it.

“I said I’d come even if they don’t want to show the film because I’ve wanted to visit for a long time,” he said. “It’s a different experience,” he continued, “because we made the film with a lot of love, but many people did not like it. If the audience didn’t like it, then so be it, there’s nothing that can be done.”

Shah Rukh Khan was meant to be in the Rakesh Sharma biopic Saare Jahaan se Acha, but walked out at the last minute.

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