Mumbai — Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who will be seen performing stunts in his upcoming film “Happy New Year,” says he does heroic things onscreen for his children Aryan and Suhana.
"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 (back, shoulder) injury," said Khan.
The 48-year-old actor is known to be prone to injuries.
"I have made myself stronger to overcome the shoulder, back injury. As an actor, it’s important physically, emotionally and mentally to be always challenged, and I try to do the best I can. The stunt (in ‘Happy New Year’) is difficult going down the building. But it’s on a wire. It is safe but scary," he said.
Though everyone would love to see how a superstar acts before a camera, his children do not like attending 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," Khan said.
The “Chennai Express” star is in a profession where he has to be away from his 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 back 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, launch events, etc.," he said.
"I have been doing one film a year since the last few years. Doing one film at a time leaves you with time for family," he added.
When asked if he is deliberately slowing down with work, Khan said, "No, nothing like that. In the last five-six years I have realized 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. The 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 films, so I need to give proper attention to a film. I want to give the best."
Khan is looking forward to the release of “Happy New Year,” directed by choreographer-director Farah Khan. He will be next seen in Yash Raj Films project “Fan,” followed by Farhan Akhtar’s home production “Raees.”