VANCOUVER: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was caught at the maiden edition of the Times Of India Film Awards (TOIFA) in his usual jovial, tongue-in-cheek mood.
Looking dapper in a black suit, the actor will take to the stage to perform for hundreds of fans at the final day of TOIFA, which has brought a barrage of Hindi movie stars here.
He was in a relaxed mood, and with an excited child-like demeanour, he talked about awards and their significance in his life even after over two decades of being in the industry, and winning lots of them.
“I like awards and I appreciate them. I feel most of the awards that we have in India, are for years of work that we have done, rather than just one show, and above all that, it is nice to see the (film) community together (at such events). We get five seven opportunities a year where everyone get together, so it’s a time to celebrate,” he said.
Even though the escalating number of film awards worries him, he admits, “I like them”.
“The more the merrier. I get most of them,” he quipped in his inimitable style.
At the same time, he says he feels proud to see the love of Bollywood fans whenever he travels abroad.
“I normally don’t go outside, I only come for functions and it is very nice to feel that people love you. More than screaming and shouting , I like the fact that people of all ages, all stages and everywhere in the world appreciate what Indian film is doing,” said Shah Rukh Khan.
[With inputs from IANS]