Four years is a long time. And for someone like Shah Rukh Khan, it's almost seems like a generation by itself. What was King Khan really like a few years back? Have his priorities really changed? Has the tempo died down? Is he still as insecure as he was then? Find out for yourself in this highly-charged self-obsessive interview of Shah Rukh Khan. The interview was done at a time when Shah Rukh was still a star, not the phenomenon that he is today. Discover him and feel the difference. So tell me Shah Rukh, from television to movies to successful movies, how have you coped with the transition? Has the change been drastic? "You know, just the other day, I was telling one of Gauri's friends that the only change I see in myself is that there are a few more gaddas (moles) on my cheeks due to make-up. That's all. Otherwise it's all the same. Everything has happened so fast that I haven't even had the time to realise it. I mean, I feel as if I just landed in Bombay yesterday. I don't believe that it's been four years since I've been here. I remember, when I was shooting with Juhi for `Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman', she'd told me that she'd been in the industry for four years. And I'd kind of exclaimed, `FOUR YEARS'. That's a hell of a lot of time. But today, in spite of being in the indu try myself for as long, I don't feel a thing. Sometimes I think that I just haven't been able to enjoy my stardom." Shah Rukh, how much do you think have you grown as an actor? "You know, this is one aspect I don't believe in at all. I don't think that actors grow with time, it's a false notion. In fact, I feel that what I've done in `Kabhi Haan, Kabhi Naa', it would take me another four to five years to repeat that performance. Yes, it's a fact that after achieving a certain degree of success, an actor does tend to get a little pompous in his performances. It's like `I'm a big star so I'm bigger than any role that's given to me'. But I don't think I fall into that category. Mainly because my legs still shake when I have to face the camera I'm very insecure about my acting. I know I keep giving these statements that I'm the best, nobody can touch me, but it's all balls. I know how insecure I am. And I feel that if I lose out on that insecurity, maybe I'll lose my spontaneity. It's like when you're getting ready for a race. And the guy next to you says `on your marks, get set, go'. You know, that feeling one goes through between `get set' and `go' is perhaps undescribable. I experience the same feeling whenever I get ready for a shot. It's like, when an actor is just about to perform on stage, he feels like going to the loo. I feel like going to the shit-pot when I'm about to do a scene. I get that feeling everyday. And I love it. Just now too, when I'm talking to you, see, my ears have gone cold. I'm nervous. But I'm enjoying it. I'm only scared that I'll lose out on these feelings one day. Then, I guess I'll become mechanical."