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On whether injuries made him decide to do one film a year, SRK said, "No it is not like that at all. I don't have problems with breathing or any other injury. I do films as they come. I can afford to do the film that I want to do at the time I wish to... I worked for it for 22 years."
About 'Chennai Express', he said, "The film is a journey in the South. It is about how we believe our culture and languages are different but love conquers all. So it is a fun way to show that. It is a film which is fun, people meet from different zones."
Citing an example, SRK said, "My mother is from Hyderabad and my father is from Peshawar and I have always noticed this funny act.. she used to speak in Hyderabadi and he used to speak in Pashtun. Different ideologies but love conquered all. So the film is a treatment of a romance in the travel down South of a man who is from North."
The story is about a man's journey from Mumbai to Rameshwaram and what happens on the way. The romantic comedy, also starring Deepika Padukone, is scheduled to release this year.
On the relatable characters that he has portrayed in his filmy career, Shah Rukh said, "I do the film character as a job. If I am given a character to play I do it with the best of my ability. I live it, believe in it, just do it, then leave it and let go off to do another one."
"I liked doing 'Chak De', I liked Mohan Bhargav (Swades), Rahul and Raj from 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' and 'Dilwale Dhulaniya Le Jayega' respectively, Sunil in 'Darr'," he said.
"If you mix it all then I am a confused personality. None of the roles that I have played till now are close to me. But all of them take upon experiences of what I have seen, read or felt in my life, none of them are far removed from them. I think every actor when essaying a role is about an experience or thought or believe he or she has. I also liked 'My Name is Khan' but I am not any of my characters," he added.