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Shah Rukh Khan: Film is a very impermanent medium

Shah Rukh Khan said it is necessary to archive Indian films and convert it into digital content for the coming generations. The superstar was in conversation with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at Mumbai 2.0.

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Shah Rukh Khan was in conversation with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at Mumbai 2.0 event here. (Photo: Facebook/IamSRK)

Shah Rukh Khan Saturday said India is a home to some of the best tales which deserve to be told to the world. The 53-year-old actor said it is important to make sure the younger generation is aware about the glorious culture of the country.

“I believe India, Mumbai have best stories to tell. Our grandparents, parents used to tell us so many stories and we need to keep them alive. Like, it is not about remixing a song it is about representing it to the younger generation to tell them about our culture and where it came from. Our stories are going to be the best stories in the world. Rather than stealing stories here and there and putting it back,” Shah Rukh said at an event here.

The actor said it is necessary to archive Indian films and convert it into digital content for the coming generations. “I feel some things should be archived. We have film division and people are doing it. My wish is to have archival centre and it can develop digital content for children. We often lose old things. Film is a very impermanent medium and from the digital stuff we can retain, learn from it.”

The superstar was in conversation with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at Mumbai 2.0 event here. Shah Rukh expressed his desire to contribute to the field of education. “Since childhood I used to like teachers a lot. I wanted to become a teacher. In my field I have the opportunity to create something. And I want to do something for education.”

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The actor believes now that everything is available on the internet, one has to learn to differentiate between good and bad content.

“With social media, media has become a larger platform than it was with television and films whether it was International films or shows. Social media is making everybody media savvy.”

Shah Rukh lauded the resilience and patience of the city of Mumbai and it’s people. He said he is thankful to the city for making him the star that he is today.