A Minute With: Shah Rukh Khan gets up close and personal

Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:30am EDT
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By Shilpa Jamkhandikar

MUMBAI Aug 27 (Reuters Life) - One of India's most popular superstars, Shah Rukh Khan, is known for guarding his personal life fiercely from the media glare.

But for a change he has allowed a bit of the spotlight into his home, appearing in an ad campaign for a furnishing brand with wife Gauri, their first endorsement together.

Khan, 44, spoke to Reuters about doing an ad with his wife and pushing the boundaries as a producer in Bollywood.

Q: You have said you don't mix your professional and personal life. So were there apprehensions about doing an ad film with your wife, Gauri?

A: I am apprehensive. When you get into the public field you do open yourself to a lot of positives and negatives. For someone who is not planning to get into the field, maybe it is not the right thing to do.

Gauri doesn't want to do this full-time. She's done it as a one-off, and she's happy with it. So, yes, I am apprehensive.

If my kid decides to be an actor, I will be very clear that you are walking into something that has positives as well as negatives, so you have to open yourself to that, you have to be tough.

Q: Your next home production "Ra One" is India's first sci-fi superhero film. Do you aim to push boundaries with every film?   Continued...

<p>Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan smiles during the inauguration session of the 11th FICCI-FRAMES convention in Mumbai March 16, 2010. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe</p>