Mumbai: Revelling in the success of his team, the Kolkata Knight Riders’ IPL-V success, Shah Rukh Khan has said that the last five years made him realise that he can also fail.
The Knights won their maiden IPL title when they got the better of the Chennai Super Kings, in the final, on Sunday.
“I have been working for almost 20 years and have achieved success... It was high time I faced failure. In the last five years, I have changed and realised that I can also fail… Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble. Success and failure are both part of life. Both are not permanent,” he said at a media conference.
Shah Rukh put the success of his team down to hard work by the team members and said that instead of celebrating the victory, he and co-owners Jay Mehta and Juhi Chawla, watched the match repeatedly after it was over.
“Every time my daughter Suhana came to watch the match, we won and this time I was hoping we win. I have always told my children hard work pays off. The team and everyone has been working hard for three-four years and it has paid off. I was watching the match again and again with Juhi and Jay and everyone thought we were partying.”
Shah Rukh, who had been slapped with a five-year ban by the MCA on entering the Wankhede, refused to drawn into the issue once again.
“I don’t want to get into this whole thing, whether I am going to apologise to the (Mumbai Cricket) Association or not,” he said.
“I think fortunately or unfortunately, I am in a position where I should just be more thick-skinned and quiet and say, you know what, if I get into this position right now, it will be bad for my family, children and my audience,” he said.
“So I will have to be a little more patient or go to less public places, or I should just wear ear muffs. So I apologise for that.”
Speaking about a TV channel’s ‘analysis’ of his mind after the Wankhede incident, he said: “I apologise to the TV audience with folded hands that it was because of me they had to endure the inane and stupid comments of the so-called analysts on television for hours. I am really sorry for that,” he said.