“I have a specific Bathroom where I ‘Cried’ for hours”: SRK faced a tough time after Zero

At the Pathaan success meet, Shah Rukh Khan revealed the time when his films weren’t working. He shared how he sobbed during that time.

SRK Confesses Crying

As King Khan got back to the silver screen after four years, the latest film Pathaan smashed box office records everywhere. It is turning out to be one of the most successful Hindi films post-pandemic. However, just before Pathaan’s release, questions were asked about SRK’s stardom, comments were made that its time for him to retire and there were protests calling for the film’s boycott. Nevertheless, the box officer number of Pathaan silenced the critics.


Before Pathaan, Zero and Jab Harry Met Sejal were major disappointments for Shah Rukh Khan. They were major box office failures and the actor did have a dull period. At Pathaan’s success meeting when the actor addressed the media along with Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, he was asked how he deals with failure.

“Everyone has a different way of dealing with failure. There is a special bathroom in my house. Everyone knows I am crying when I’m there. But it’s all about Monday. If the film spoils on a Sunday, then you wake up thinking on Monday that you should work harder now. If the film works, you still wake up on Monday thinking that now you will have to prove yourself again for your next. So, Monday is about getting back to the business for the industry.” he said.

Responsibility of an actor

SRK added that he feels responsible and guilty when the audience doesn’t like his films. “I feel responsible that I have let people down. We all put in our best efforts. There are thousands of people related to one film being made and their lives are connected to them. We feel guilty when we let the audience down. Hence, Phir se mehnat karo, labour class bano. If you can’t go to set like a labor class person, you shouldn’t be in movies.”


Here’s the video:

Meanwhile, Pathaan has collected close to Rs 600 Cr at the worldwide box office. It is the fourth movie in producer Aditya Chopra’s ambitious spy universe, following Salman Khan’s “Ek Tha Tiger” (2012) and “Tiger Zinda Hai” (2017), and “War”, featuring Hrithik Roshan (2019).