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SRK says social media is a good place to be in

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Bengaluru: Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan today said twiteratti and other social media users should be thick-skinned and shouldn’t be complaining and defining limits of what is good or bad opinion.

“You need to be thick-skinned on Twitter and other social media platforms. You shouldn’t be complaining about the differing opinions through the social media. You cannot define the limits of what is good or bad opinion…it is a good place to be in,” he said in an interaction at ‘IIMBUE 2015’ – IIM-B Alumni Leadership Summit here.

He was responding to a question by former Union minister Shashi Tharoor about his views on Twitter and Facebook and other social media platforms.

He also said Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar Shaw was his role model business leader in the country.

“I have heard about Kiran Mazumdar’s story. She is most exciting and one of the most hardworking and innovative business women in the country…,” he said.

“In fact, I love lady bosses. I don’t love hairy men who sweat. I love someone who sweat sweet and no better than women,” Khan said.Mazumdar is the Chairperson of IIM-B Board of Governors.

Asked would he mind Shaw to be his woman boss, Khan readily said, “I want women to be my bosses. I hate men bosses. Yes would like Kiran to be my lady boss.”

Apart from fielding questions on business and social media, Khan was enthusiastic and energetic in responding to queries on films.

“‘Queen’ was my last film which I liked it very much. The direction was fantastic. The film had good songs and the story was fabulous – it was about women’s empowerment without shoving into the face. Of course, Kangana Ranaut was beautiful,” he said.

Asked about which of the films his kids like the most, Khan said they liked ‘Don’ and ‘Chak de India’, but ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ amazed them because they could not find any difference in mannerisms of the double role character he played.

The kids are waiting for his forthcoming film ‘Fan’, Khan said.

Responding to former Indian tennis ace Vijay Amritraj’s query as to who was the best Hollywood actress he would love to act opposite, Khan said, “Jeniffer Lawrence, because she is an amazing actress and of the olden days Meyrl Streep. Meyrl …absolutely wonderful talent and a great actress.

PTI