Mumbai — Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says that when acting in a film, he depends on his directors and feels that actors should not be self-obsessed.
"I don't think actors should be self-obsessed; they should think of reinventing themselves. A director's vision is the most important for any actor. I am a director's actor and try to give my best," he said in an interview here.
The 48-year-old actor said though he does not ponder much on how to reinvent himself, he has reached the level where he can choose films in which he can experiment as an actor.
Khan also summed up his 25-year journey in the film industry as "beautiful."
"I think it (time) has gone very fast and it seems like just yesterday. Everyone has been kind to me — the audience, Allah. I am grateful for everything. I look forward to doing good work and entertaining as long as I can," he said.
The actor's life has been open to the world, but he says there is another side to his personality, which he doesn't want to show to the world.
"My life is an open book. I am there on social networking sites and there are several things written about me. I am happy that people think they know everything about me, but there is a side of me which no one knows. And I feel nobody needs to know about it," he said.
Currently, Khan is excited about his upcoming release “Happy New Year,” in which he shares screen space with Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah and Jackie Shroff.
The Farah Khan-directed musical heist film, which has already created quite a buzz with its posters, is a story of seven characters.
"This film is based on six-seven characters. It is often seen that Indian films are not collaborative (with big star casts). We are fortunate to have some of the finest and biggest stars coming in for the interest of this film," he said.
Khan insists he does not think of a role as small or big — for him, being part of an entertaining film matters.
"We (cast of ‘Happy New Year’) all are in a position to take a call as to what we want to do (choosing films). If someone tells me Vivaan was the best in the film, I would be really happy," the “Devdas” actor said.
He said “Happy New Year” is an Indian heist film which is unique and entertaining.
In the movie, Khan and Padukone will be seen together for the third time after “Om Shanti Om” and “Chennai Express.”
"The experience of working with Deepika has been amazing; her craft has become better, and she has learned things the hard way. She is talented and a good friend. Her role in this film is very important she is the spine of this film," he said.
On Bollywood’s recent trend of gauging success through Rs.100-crore and Rs. 200-crore clubs, Khan said that it is just a new term, which earlier used to be “silver and gold jubilee” films.
"Earlier it was silver and golden jubilees, and now it is the Rs. 100-crore club. The idea is the same — more and more people should come and watch the film, just the term has changed," he said.