Shah Rukh Khan who is celebrating his birthday today delineates success in seeing the swarm of fans from his terrace at Mannat on his birthday.

“In Delhi, I’d celebrate the day with my family and few friends. But now, my family has become bigger. They are in lakhs. I see people from all over the world coming to celebrate my birthday and I wonder what have I done to receive so much love,” he said.

On turning 52 on his birthday, Shah Rukh Khan spoke about how his self-awareness has evolved and his readiness to discover. He said, “I haven’t had a big box-office success like my contemporaries, for some time. I may have a big hit in the future or I may not, but that has never been my yardstick to select films. I do it for the pure joy of making a film. I compete only with myself. I also know my limitations and try to work on them.” Khan who has completed 25 years in the film industry says that he is aware of the operations of box office but maintains that he is not limited by it.

“When Chennai Express [2013] made more than Rs 200 crore, they said that the monkey is off my back. In my first interview post the film’s success, I said that the next big film will do better. That is exactly what happened. I can predict a movie’s business during the script narration. But I’ve never done a film for any reason apart from the fact that I want to be a part of it,” said Shah Rukh Khan

Speaking about his kids inclination towards films, the proud father Shah Rukh Khan said, “Aryan sits for narrations of many films. I don’t know what he wants to do eventually, but he’s interested in movies.”