One of the most loved actors of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan who started his career in the Indian film industry with his film Deewana (1992) recently opened up about his wish of getting a National Award.

In a recent conversation with Hindustan Times, the Zero actor was asked to comment on his previous statement where he mentioned how regrets not getting a National Award till date. To this, he replied saying, “That was a joke. To be honest, muje koi regret nahi hai. I am a very simple, down-to-earth person. Yes, vis-a-vis my achievements, I am extremely ambitious but in a fair manner. If I don’t get an award, that award is at loss”.

“Kabhi kabhi award ki prestige bhi badh jaati hai agar mujhe mile toh. That was a joke but on a serious note, I feel I don’t do films where there’s enough space to get ‘artistic’. Personally, though, I think I have tried to get a lot of ‘art’ into commercial cinema,” he added.

He was then asked if not getting a National award bothers him, to which he said that maybe he will get a National Award for a film that he would expect the least from. “I am fine, but having said that, why not have that also? Ek Oscar aur ek National Award aa jaaye toh accha lagega, sab complete ho jayega,” the Main Hoon Na actor said. He further spoke about how he feels he has done his share of hard work and that is gratifying for him.

On the professional front, Shah Rukh was last seen in Anand L. Rai’s Zero with Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. Even though the movie could not perform well at Box Office, Khan and his co-stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma received accolades for portraying challenging roles. Now, rumours suggest that he will next be seen in Don 3 with Farhan Akhtar.