Shahrukh Khan, aka SRK aka King Khan aka King of Bollywood aka Baadshah Khan aka Bollywood ka Baadshah aka King of Romance aka King of Awards are some most common names of this bollywood superstar. This star came into existence on 2nd November 1965 and just twinkling since after. This Delhi boy is globally local in India and abroad.
Shahrukh Khan is the only person, who opened the gates of overseas market for Bollywood (after Showman Raj Kapoor Saab who was the first face of Bollywood in International market). Shahrukh Khan is one of finest actors who always rises the standard wherever they are whether it is stage dramas, TV serials, movies, ad films, show anchoring, hosting a show any many other stage performances. He is successful actor, producer, marketer, businessman, proud sport team-owner of KKR. He has numerous personalities, each with its own shades and persona.
Though it is impossible to explore the many faces of his personality, but here are a few for the fans and movie goers. The thoughts may differ for many readers but we do not want to hurt the sentiments of any one. You may simply ignore or help us to correct the facts via comments.
A Great Friend and Rival
(Personality Shade 1)
Success comes with lots of responsibility, and a huge fan following as well. Your fans many like you one time but will criticize you in another attempt. These are your lovers and rivals both because they intensify you in some occasion and criticize in other. Shahrukh Khan is among one of the great such personalities who has huge list of friends and rivals. He has endless list of friends in and beyond Bollywood. But in Bollywood, everyone wants to be No.1, and it creates professional rivalry even among fast friends.
Shahrukh Khan Vs. Amitabh Bachchan
“Riste mein to hum tumhare baap late hain, naam hai Shahenshah”
Any Bollywood list seems incomplete with this man globally known as Amitabh Bachchan. You can never think of a Bollywood list without him. Today, Amitabh Bachchan is a grand figure of Bollywood. He is a father figure for many, he is an ideal for many and he is a love of many.
But at a time there was a huge debate on who is No 1 among Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan. The starting phase of Amitabh Bachchan success in his second inning is must to mention here that give fans and media a reason to fight for the best of best (it was the time of AB’s ABCL bankruptcy and first successful season of KBC). Both the superstars never shown any aggression in that controversial time but who can hold the fans and criticizer from commenting anything from sweetest to uglier. This hatred was getting stronger day by day till release of Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gum, and KBC 3 – hosted by SRK.
But, situation was never out of hands of our two most loved superstars. Soon, Shahrukh started publicly to repeat the jokes about his style, copied from Amitabh Bachchan. He also speaks about Amitabh Bachchan as father figure for all stars and superstars of his and younger age. Amitabh Bachchan also accepted all this very genuinely. And now, all such rumors about two most loved superstars of Bollywood is over.
Shahrukh Khan Vs. Salman Khan
Shahrukh Khan friends and rivals are many but Salman Khan name cannot be avoided in any case. Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan were good friends till July 16, 2008.
On that day, Salman Khan hosted a birthday party for Katrina Kaif, and his friend Shahrukh Khan was also invited and preset there.
As per reports, Shahrukh put some funny comment about Katrina’s acting, which raise the famous (not so famous) Salman’s anger, and he run after Shahrukh to hit him. Many media person reports it as start of their rivalry.
“Those who anger quickly tend to calm down just as quick.”
Salman is basically a good, ready to help person, but his quick anger fills him with a rush and arrogance. Whatever happened that night was considered like that but afterwards, they start avoiding each other as any normal person can do in similar situations. Neither they both had any explanation for media for that night, nor they want to worsen the situation. Best idea – “NO COMMENTS”.
They both caught only once giving negative comments about each other when a media person asked a comparing question about “Dus Ka Dum” and “Kya Aap Paachvi Pass Se Tez Hain”. At that time, one of them, fall into trap, and favored his own show against the other one. That comment was too hyped to force the other one to reply back. But, both learnt their lesson from that for future.
Now, both speaks about each other as and when it make sense. They praise each other, share positive comments, and appreciate in their style about anything possible. Both want to forget the past and move forward. They probably want to reunite but their ego and stardom status stops them. They are acting like friends but they are still considered rivals. We hope that in recent future, someone will lock them in same room to reunite them :).
Please note Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif both worked together as a couple Yash Copra’s last movie “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”.
Before moving on, recently Salman has offered indirectly (through media) Shahrukh to come at Big Boss 8 for promotion of Happy New Year, but Shahrukh is so mute to response.
Last year, Salman has promoted Dhoom 3 very well on Big Boss and outside by wearing Dhoom 3 famous cap, but Aamir’s promotion for Jai Ho was so poor that it did not add any value for the movie box office status. Salman will undoubtedly promote very well HNY at his level. But, Shahrukh is a marketing strategist, and can return equal gesture only if he will be part of the marketing team of Salman movies, which is not possible right now. Lets see how things will move in future but we hope (on the behalf of all fans and followers of both) that they just reunite together to given another blockbuster like Karan-Arjun in past.
Shahrukh Khan Vs, Farah Khan
Farah Khan is another best buddy of SRK. Their rivalry started when SRK refused to work in Farah’s husband movie for “My Name Is Khan”. Afterwards, Farah signed Akshay Kumar for her next movie “Tees Maar Khan”.
They commented about each other childishly. Like children fight, both wants other one to patch-up.
After completion of “My Name is Khan” and “Tees Maar Khan” in all respect, some common friend arranged their compromise.
Now, they are together celebrating Happy New Year making and promotion and thinking beyond that.
There are lot more stories of friendship and rivalry of Shahrukh Khan. But, each such story proves that Shahrukh Khan is the best friend and rival himself. All other rivalries are temporary, and not professional. Even in rivalries, he is always ready to patch-up, but not at cost of his self-respect and dignity.
We wish him and all the readers Happy Dhanteras!! Keep watching this space for many other dynamic shades of Shahrukh Khan personality.