‘Steve Jobs’ biography changed my idea of business
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, an avid reader of fiction and non-fiction, says biography of Apple co-founder changed his ideas about business. The 50-year-old actor says the book made him realise people should focus only on one thing at a time and that idea changed the direction of his own company, Red Chillies Entertainment.
“At Red Chillies Entertainment, I was involved in multiple businesses. But after reading the book (on Steve Jobs), I realised that focusing only on one thing will help,” SRK said.
“So, we stopped TV and ad production and focused entirely on films and visual effects,” the actor said while interacting on #fame, a live entertainment application. Shah Rukh, however, does not completely agree with all the rules given in the book. The Dilwale star revealed that another author Malcolm Gladwell’s book ‘Blink’ is about doing business.
“The book explains that in a competition, the guy who blinks first loses first.” The Fan actor 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.”
It was during his shoot for Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan in London when he got several copies of EL James’ erotic-romance ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, which he is yet to finish reading.
Meanwhile, on the 14th anniversary of the release of Devdas on Tuesday, Shah Rukh said the 2002 Bollywood film will always be special to him.
Devdas directed by filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, tells the story about a man named Devdas, who is in love with Paro since childhood. But when Devdas’s family doesn’t approve of their relationship, he leaves the house and seeks refuge at a brothel, owned by Chandramukhi.
Reminiscing the film, Shah Rukh took to Twitter to thank the director and the cast. “Devdas will always be special. Thank you Bhansali...the beautiful ladies and everyone. Late nights, long shoots and so much love,” he tweeted.
The film saw Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the role of Paro, Devdas’s love interest and Madhuri Dixit Nene as Chandramukhi, a courtesan who falls in love with Devdas.Based on the 1917 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel ‘Devdas’ .