The soldier of Fauji, the go getter of Circus, and now the super star of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan has been a perfect entertainer for the masses. Recently, he was in Delhi to launch Nokia’s latest handset, E7.
In an interaction with The Mobile Indian, Shahrukh Khan shared his experiences with mobile phones.
TMI: Shah Rukh, you have been a big fan of Nokia Communicator and around six weeks back you got an E7 to test. How was your experience?
SRK: I am a technoholic, and a device has to be high on innovation and functionality to catch my attention. Nokia has always impressed me with novel and user friendly features — I still have my Nokia Communicator from 1996! I have been waiting for the Nokia Communicator in a new avatar so when I heard about the E7, I couldn’t wait to get one.
Nokia approached me to be a product tester and I was supposed to give feedback to the company. I have used the Nokia E7 for over a month. I am totally hooked to it and it has become my constant business companion. Not only does it keep me connected to my business at all times, but it helps me stay close to my friends and family wherever I am.
TMI: Most of the time you are busy travelling and shooting in different locations. Was E7 useful in keeping you updated on the progress of other movies that you might have just completed?
SRK: Oh yes, it was really useful. Most of the time my directors send me video clips of shootings that I have completed, through email, to ask for my suggestion or keep me updated about the editing that has been carried out.
With E7, not only do I look at those video clips on my phone but also share my inputs with the director. It made my life easier for me.
TMI: Are you hooked to games and apps on the phone?
SRK: Yes, very much. I am a big fan of Angry Birds and I enjoy playing it on my cell. Apart from that, since I do a lot of travelling I enjoy using apps which help me in managing my travels.
TMI: Do you prefer touch screen or Qwerty phones?
SRK: Since the days I started using computers everybody at home used to tell me to learn typing and as time progressed I started liking it, and now even in mobiles I prefer those handsets which have Qwerty support.
TMI: How much time do you spend on your phone?
SRK: Usually, I spend around two hours on the phone every day, and if time and distance are not an issue, I love face to face interactions with friends, relatives and colleagues.
Also, I make it a point not to carry my cell phone to the sets when I am shooting, I keep it in my vanity van and I would also like new actors that are joining the Bollywood fraternity to avoid using phones when they are on sets.
TMI: Whom did you call first after getting a new E7?
SRK: I made the first call to my son, Aryan, and tried to impress him with my latest gadget. I think he was impressed.