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Leading Ladies

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 31 May 2012

In the fourth part of Shah Rukh Khan's Heroes, the star credits the leading ladies of his films. He says he is lucky to have worked with three generations of actresses, it's been "a great learning experience" and that the "heroines have made me the star that I am."

In a male-dominated industry, he reveals that he thinks the actresses deserve the most credit and how he's been inspired by them throughout his career - from instilling more confidence in him as an actor to teaching him dancing techniques on set.

He talks about female stars like Sridevi, "the most beautiful" Madhuri Dixit and "the ever happy and smiling" Juhi Chawla, who were a little senior to him when he shared screen space with them. He reveals that he keeps in touch with all of them and that his children are friends with theirs.

He goes on to talk about the next generation of actresses including "the absolutely gorgeous Miss World Aishwarya Rai, my friend and co-actor of many films Kajol, Rani Mukherjee who has the most beautiful eyes in the world, Preity Zinta who's the best buddy anyone can have and Kareena Kapoor who has always given me too much respect".

He also credits the leading ladies from the younger generation like "Priyanka Chopra who has always told me that she's a big fan, Deepika Padukone who made me feel that I can still play a loverboy and Katrina Kaif who I'm working with recently."

He reminisces about when he had to dress as a woman for the film Duplicate and how difficult it was in the make-up, wigs and false eyelashes - so difficult that he ended up in hospital for two days after filming!

He credits the actresses' professionalism, hard work and humble nature and explains how he has built the greatest of relationships with many of them.

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