MUMBAI — He is a voracious reader of fiction and non-fiction books. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan revealed his favorite books while interacting with his fans via #fame, a live video social platform.
Among his favorite books are E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” and Walter Isaacson’s “Steve Jobs.”
It was during his shoot for Yash Chopra’s “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” in London that Khan got several copies of “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
While he tried reading the book in London, he has yet to finish it.
Despite not reading it cover to cover, Khan praised the book, saying: “Many may think that the movie is not great, but I enjoyed it. It is quite interestingly put together.”
Khan says the biography of former Apple CEO, the late Steve Jobs, changed the way he looks at business platforms and showed him new avenues that he could tap into.
He said: “At Red Chillies Entertainment (his motion picture production and distribution company), I was involved in multiple businesses. But after reading the book, I realized that focusing only on one thing will help.
“So, we stopped TV and ad production and focused entirely on films and visual effects. There is a lot of stuff in the book that I don’t agree with, but who am I to disagree with Steve Jobs?”
Another book that the “Dilwale” star lists as a favorite is Malcolm Gladwell’s “Blink,” which explains that in a competition, the guy who blinks first loses first.
He recommended Blake Snyder’s “Save the Cat!” for all aspiring writers.
“This is one of the best books on screenplay writing that I have read so far,” he said.