Greatest of love stories are made by directors: Shah Rukh Khan

Vastavam web: Shah Rukh Khan believes the greatest of love stories are made by directors who are sensitive and understand women’s perspective about romance. The actor, who is often called the ‘king of romance’ in Bollywood, says his most romantic films “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayege”, “Dil Toh Paagal Hai” or “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” were made by men who lived romance. While Shah Rukh does not consider himself a romantic person, he says he collaborates with only those directors who have utmost respect for the genre. In an interview, the actor says Imtiaz Ali had earlier approached him with the idea of a man “trying to commit suicide” but he instantly dismissed that and asked for a “happier story”, giving birth to “Jab Harry Met Sejal”.”I haven’t seen Imtiaz’s films, to be honest, but when I met him, I found him extremely gentle and sensitive. Amongst the people I had worked with earlier, it was the same quality that Yash ji, Adi, Karan (had). They are personally very different but also very sensitive.”  “I really believed the director wasn’t sensitive enough, he just wanted to do a love story. You don’t just do a love story; you make it, feel it, live it. And I think Imtiaz is like that. I may not be romantic, but I am extremely sensitive.”To me, it can’t be a person with lesser level of sensitivity directing me in a love story. I find Imtiaz sensitive, dignified. These are not filmmaking qualities, these are personal qualities which translate into your films or acting.” “Everyday I meet at least five people who tell me, ‘You spoilt our life, we can’t be like you’. My answer to them would be, ‘It wouldn’t be so spoilt if you just asked your woman what she wants. You never took the time to ask her’.