On Friday, December 11 Shah Rukh Khan was invited at IIM Bangalore to address the students and alumni. And he didn’t disappoint them.
Here are the 17 most inspirational things he said:
On the importance of hard work
1. I have never set goals but I have truly never done a single thing that I wasn’t determined to do the best.
2. Accidents happen. I am a living proof of an accidental movie star/entrepreneur/speaker at an IIM gathering. I wanted to be a sportsman. Represent India hopefully as a hockey or a cricket player.
Suddenly I hurt my back. Didn’t have the resources to get the best treatment. Joined a theatre group to fill in time and overcome my sadness of not being able to play at a professional level.
3. My father died and we were evicted from our rented house. Mother went looking for a smaller place and the dealer’s father in law was making a series, called Fauji. My mother sent me to him and he cast me as Abhimanyu Rai in the serial. Things went ballistic from there.
I got film offers and one thing led to another, and I became a movie star. By the way we never took the house from the dealer, Mr. Dhawan who actually got me on the road to stardom. And my mother didn’t live long enough to see my work either.
I realize now that hurting my back wasn’t an accident, being here speaking to you all is the larger happier accident.