Although actors make a career out of being watched, not all of them enjoy seeing themselves on-screen. Despite spending months working on movies, some actors just can’t watch themselves.
It may seem pretty crazy to us, but it’s pretty common among many top actors to have never seen their own movies. But, the reasons for this vary.
Below are 6 such actors who never watch their own films:
1- Shah Rukh Khan
King Khan never watches his own movies except for a few bits and pieces. He has a team to suggest changes to his movies if they want. Talking about the same, he had said,
“We have people within the team whose job it is to look at the film objectively and suggest changes, but for me, my film is like my Baby. If I think my daughter will be ‘X’ and she grows up to be ‘Y’, she’ll still be my daughter… she’ll always be beautiful to me. That’s the reason why I don’t watch my films… I never see a complete film of mine… I watch it in bits and parts.”
2- Kareena Kapoor Khan
In one of her interviews, Bebo told that she never likes to watch herself on screen. She asks her sister Karisma and mother Babita to watch her films and get their feedback.
3- Vidya Balan
According to the actress, acting to her is as comfortable as skin. She rarely sees herself on the edit screen while giving a shot. Vidya says,
“I don’t watch the monitor on set so I never know what I’m shooting. I don’t watch my films on the edit stage. I watch the final film. When I watch it the first time, I’m only watching myself. That I can’t help. If the director asks me, how I found a film, I say I don’t know.”
4- Boman Irani
The versatile actor also never watches his own performances as he is very critical about his acting on the screen.
5- Jimmy Shergill
Jimmy believes that he is his biggest critic and if he watches his own work, he always ends up feeling he could have done it better. He says,
“I have that issue… That’s the reason I don’t watch my films. No matter how big a film it might be, I don’t watch my films”.
6- Shahid Kapoor
Shahid once revealed that some of his films just don’t do it for him. He said,
“There are some films of my own I won’t waste time watching as they don’t do it for me. Sometimes I watch a film and realize it wasn’t the kind of film I would I go the theatre for”.