@iamsrk the actor received a Crystal Award last night at the World Economic Forum 2018 in Davos and gives the entire credit of it to the women and kids he has worked with. In a candid chat after the awards function, SRK confessed that the acid attack victims he has worked with have given him more than he has given them. And he says this not out of modesty but belief. He truly believes that they have molded him as a person and opens up about why he chose to work with acid attack victims and children.
He says, “I’m not saying this out of modesty but I think it’s truly undeserving. When I started working with these women, I went in with the concept of narcissistic compassion that I’m doing a good job. That’s how most people start. But when I was with them, I realised that they don’t need any empathy. They are really brave. They don’t need your charity. All they need is a sense of solidarity. They need you to be with them and they don’t need another definition. We are too eager, as a society, to give women a definition and I say women because, in this case, 85% of the acid attack victims are women.
King Khan adds, “I realised that they are doing much more for me. After being in a profession where beauty is looked up to and loved and surrounded by it. We are talking about how pretty and beautiful things are all the time. And then suddenly there is this world where the beauty has been stolen away from them. And they don’t need anything but to be able to define themselves for themselves. So when I get this award, ‘t’s the first time in my life that I’ve got an award for somebody else’s work, somebody else’s courage and I genuinely believe that.”