In ‘Express Adda’ event hosted by Indian Express, Shah Rukh Khan spoke about his relationship with Salman Khan and Aamir Khan.
"Aamir and Salman are my senior actors. They were working in films (for) about four years before I came. Everybody keeps talking about us, the triumvirate," Shah Rukh said.
"We were as friendly as could be. And at times very close, I believe. Aamir, myself and Salman, we shared some really good moments. We used to go for drives and stuff like that. Sometimes you realise that a lot of proximity, closeness brings about you know... too much familiarity and we step on each other's toes”, he added.
Talking about the new phenomenon that is Salman Khan he said, “To me, any star who does well, is fantastic. Audiences love the way he (Salman) dances. I can't do that. It does not mean I can deride it. I have seen Dabangg and I think it is a fantastic film."
"I have a huge amount of appreciation for anyone who has achieved any kind of stardom. When it comes to someone like an Aamir Khan or a Salman Khan or even the younger boys, I think you have to sit back and say, wow, it is very cool and just appreciate it,” he said.
To be reigning for 24 years as a movie star is a great achievement. I wish, when I grow up, I will also become a great star like one of these boys," he added.
"The pressure encourages you to think, that I am gonna try harder and match upto it. You have someone to look upto. I am humble enough and great enough to accept that," he said.
"People believe that because the relationships have soured over the years between some of us, one would not appreciate the stardom (of others)," he said.
When asked if he had any interest in joining politics he said, “I want to die an actor. This profession takes up all my time. When I meet politicians, everybody believes I am joining politics. I say, why don't you believe they are joining films.”