Though Shah Rukh Khan’s life really revolves around the click of numerous cameras and selfies, the star feels that the actors have been selling their souls to selfies. “Like I said, this is the part of stardom that we all have accepted. I think everything in today’s time and age is a fair game. It isn’t just the celebrity kids. I say this – we have sold our souls for selfies,” he said in an interview with Rajeev Masand.
SRK also revealed how he has trained his family to face the cameras. “I have explained it to my kids that if photographers come and stand, they should do the picture and say, ‘Please can I go now?’ They will all listen to you; I have known them for 25 years,” he said.
“I think, initially, the kids started feeling awkward with all the paraphernalia. Every time I go out in a public place, I don’t take them with me. My wife doesn’t come, my children don’t come, I go to functions alone or I go to post they have gone. So they don’t enter with me because with all due respect I’m a star and I expect everyone to rush on to me. I don’t expect that to happen to my family. So they have understood it, they don’t go,” he added.
Talking about the reason of why his kids are sent abroad for their studies he said, “I sent them abroad to study, not because of the scrutiny but because they were feeling awkward from all the attention they had from their own staff.”