Baking pizzas taught Shah Rukh perseverance when his films tanked at the box office

Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan, who set the box-office on fire in 2023 with his three releases — ‘Pathaan’, ‘Jawan’ and ‘Dunki’, has reflected on a time when his films were not connecting with the larger audience.

The actor did ‘Zero’, in which he played a dwarf, in 2018. The film directed by Aanand L. Rai tanked at the box-office after which Shah RUkh took a break for four years before he changed the trajectory of Bollywood with ‘Pathaan’.

The actor recently attended the World Government Summit in Dubai, where he spoke about the time when his films weren’t working. The actor shared that he shifted his focus from movies to culinary art for a brief period to make a strong return.

“I had massive flops, wehich they did very, very badly. I was licking my wounds. But you know what I did? I learnt to make the best pizza in the world. I stopped listening to stories, I stopped wanting to tell stories.

“I made myself a little kitchen, and I started learning how to make pizzas. I learnt perseverance. Because to make the perfect round pizza, you have to first make a million square ones.”

Asked if his family encouraged him to return to work, and if making a comeback was difficult, Shah Rukh said, “I was glad that my family didn’t tell me, ‘Listen, your pizzas are better than your films, stop making films’. I’m glad that they turned around and said, ‘As good as your pizzas are, your films are better’. They were very encouraging, especially my children and my team.

“I’d become indulgent. I’d started becoming too innovative. I was looking for perfection, and I started failing. I needed to be excellent, I needed to be unique, but I needed to look at what the audience wanted.”

IANS

Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic announce separation

New Delhi/Mumbai: India cricketer Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic have confirmed their separation, ending their four-year-old marriage in the "best interest for the both of us". The couple released a...

Shahid Kapoor, Pooja Hegde’s action thriller ‘Deva’ to release on V-day 2025

Mumbai: Bollywood stars Shahid Kapoor and Pooja Hegde’s upcoming high-octane action thriller film 'Deva' will be released on the occasion of Valentine’s Day on February 14, next year.   Shahid...

Neeta Lulla: Saree has always held a special place in my heart

Mumbai: Celebrated designer Neeta Lulla has unveiled her latest concept saree collection, titled "Leher", and shared that the nine-yard wonder has always held a special place in her heart. Talking...

Travel influencer dies after falling into gorge while making Insta Reel

Mumbai: Aanvi Kamdar, a chartered accountant who worked with global IT/technology consulting firm Deloitte, died after slipping into a 300-foot deep gorge while attempting to make an Instagram Reel. A...

Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal ‘tickled pink’ as they welcome daughter

Mumbai: Bollywood couple Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal have announced the arrival of their first child, a daughter. In a joint statement, Richa and Ali confirmed that they welcomed a...

‘Stree 3’ already in works, reveals ‘Stree’ maker

Mumbai: Dinesh Vijan, the producer of the upcoming film 'Stree 2' has said that the work on 'Stree 3' has already started. Dinesh attended the trailer launch of 'Stree 2'...

Memers are very creative people, says ‘Meme king’ Pankaj Tripathi

Mumbai: Actor Pankaj Tripathi, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming movie ‘Stree 2’, has shared his opinion about the memer community. Pankaj is one of the...

Janhvi Kapoor hospitalised following food poisoning

Mumbai: Bollywood star Janhvi Kapoor, who was recently seen in the sports drama ‘Mr. & Mrs. Mahi’, has been hospitalised. The actress has been feeling unwell for the last few...

Vicky Kaushal reveals his father was once suicidal as he couldn’t find a job

Mumbai: Bollywood star Vicky Kaushal, who is gearing up for his upcoming comedy film ‘Bad Newz’, has revealed that his father, the action choreographer Sham Kaushal was once suicidal.  ...

Madonna teases her biopic ‘Who’s That Girl’ is back in works

Los Angeles: Queen of Pop Madonna has teased that her biopic is back in work and has been titled as “Who’s That Girl” Madonna took to social media, where she...

Talking about Burqa controversy is boring: Khatija Rahman

New Delhi: Singer Khatija Rahman, daughter of composer A.R. Rahman, has admitted that the online controversy arising after she decided to wear the Hijab did affect her mental state at...

Kareena, Ananya, Rakul wish ‘gorgeous’ Katrina ‘endless joy, success’ on her 41st b’day

Mumbai: Actresses Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ananya Panday and Rakul Preet Singh showered love on Katrina Kaif as she celebrated her 41st birthday on Tuesday, wishing her joy and love every...

Read Previous

Byju’s CEO, investors responsible for edtech firm’s downfall: UpGrad’s Ronnie Screwvala

Read Next

Farmers to block rail traffic in Punjab on Thursday

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com