It’s rare to witness the kind of success in the Hindi film industry which the actor has achieved throughout his career.
As the actor completes another year of his life, let’s take a look at some of his films where he broke the mold to which he has been mostly constrained, by the masses and proved that he is much more than just the ‘King of Romance’.
This film brought SRK into the limelight, and made him a star, in the true sense of the word. ‘Baazigar’ was an excellent thriller with a soulful soundtrack and an engaging storyline. Shahrukh really pushed the boundaries of what a ‘hero’ could do in a Bollywood film with ‘Baazigar’.
Arguably one of Khan’s best films, it saw him playing the most ‘normal’ character of his career. This was his most subtle, simple and non-SRK’ish performance, and that’s why it continues to remain so special to date.
‘CHAK DE! INDIA’ (2007)
One of the finest and most respected movies of Indian cinema, ‘Chak De! India’ still stands as one of SRK’s most distinct performances, which even his haters will agree to. He completely went into the skin of the character, and displayed a very subtle, disciplined and nuanced performance, with deep emotions rooted. He played the role of a star hockey player named Kabir Khan. This movie eventually made him win another Best Actor Filmfare Award.
‘MY NAME IS KHAN’ (2010)
The film dealt with a sensitive subject and SRK conjured up a superlative performance in it. Though the movie belonged to the genre of social drama, it did have a minor subplot of romance. Shahrukh lent immense gravitas to the character who tugs at the heartstrings without evoking pity or sympathy.
‘DON’ FRANCHISE (2006 AND 2011)
The ‘Don’ franchise was helmed by Farhan Akhtar, with SRK stepping in the shoes of Amitabh Bachchan to portray the role of Don. This was one of the few Bollywood remakes which was not only successful but also appreciated by most of the viewers. SRK was phenomenal in the role of Don, breathing a persona of its own into the character.
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SHAWN DROPS EMOTIONAL SONG AFTER BREAK UP WITH CAMILA
WASHINGTON: On the heels of his breakup from singer Camila Cabello, singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes dropped a slow, heart-rending track.
Shawn released the emotional breakup ballad titled ‘It’ll Be Okay’ on Wednesday, exactly two weeks after he and Cabello called it quits following two years of dating. Mendes informed his fans and followers about the song release on his Instagram account, writing, “it’ll be okay out now.” Mendes’ latest single, which fans are already speculating is about the couple’s recent separation, included lyrics: “Are we gonna make it?/ Is this gonna hurt?” and “I start to imagine a world where we don’t collide/ It’s making me sick but we’ll heal and the sun will rise.” In the soft, piano-backed melancholic track, Mendes detailed the end of a turbulent relationship as he sings, “the future we dreamed of is fading to black.” He sings going into the chorus, “We don’t have to stay/ I will love you either way / It’ll be OK.”
DHVANI’S SONG ‘MERA YAAR’ OUT
DhVani’s sonG ‘MeRa yaaR’ out MUMBAI: Dhvani Bhanushali’s latest song ‘Mera Yaar’, which marks the pop singer’s debut as composer and lyricist, has finally been unveiled on Wednesday.
Along with Dhvani, the song is also sung by Ash King and the music video of the track features actor Aditya Seal. From an underwater sequence that sees Aditya and Dhvani floating in love to a breathtaking fire sequence, the catchy, foot-tapping number also has magnanimous visualisation, directed by Piyush-Shazia.
Speaking about debuting as a composer and lyricist with ‘Mera Yaar’, singer Dhvani said, “’Mera Yaar’ is a song that will remain the closest to my heart. Not only have I donned four different looks in this fabulous video, but this is the first time I am releasing my own composition. It was a while ago I started working on the song but it was my father who encouraged me to go ahead and complete the song and I am super excited to finally release it.” About the video, she added, “Piyush and Shazia both are young and super talented duo and what a concept they have given for the song. They have done an amazing job.”
‘MY PRIDE, MY SON’: BIG B AHEAD OF ABHISHEK’S ‘BOB BISWAS’ RELEASE
MUMBAI: On Thursday, megastar Amitabh Bachchan took to his Instagram and shared a video of him reciting a poem for his son Abhishek Bachchan’s new film ‘Bob Biswas’.
For the post’s caption, Big B used his father and late legendary poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s Hindi couplet. “My sons will not become my inheritors just because we share the same surname. They will be called my sons because they will justify their legacy. meraa bettaa, meraa uttraadhikaarii .. My pride, my son, my inheritor. Video Poem Courtesy: EF P. Ahuja,” he wrote. Big B’s gesture made Abhishek “speechless.” Reacting to the post, Abhishek commented, “Speechless. Thank you Pa. This means the world to me.” Directed by Diya Annapurna Ghosh, Abhishek-starrer ‘Bob Biswas’ is scheduled to release on ZEE5 on December 3.
SONG ‘MEHRAM’ FROM SHAHID’S ‘JERSEY’ UNVEILED
MUMBAI: A soulful track ‘Mehram’ from Shahid Kapoor’s upcoming film ‘Jersey’ has been released. Sung by Sachet Tandon, ‘Mehram’ is a soulful song. The track’s sequence sees Shahid manifesting his desire of turning cricketer once again for the love of his son.
Sharing the link of the song on Twitter, Shahid wrote, “#Mehram… the loving comforter. The heart of our film. Hope you feel the depth of its emotion. Presenting our first song from #Jersey.”
Sachet has also expressed his happiness of working on the song. “We have made Mehram with all our love and passion. It’s a song that you listen to when you’re having a bad day but still have your go-getter spirit fuelled with adrenaline. We hope you enjoy the song as much as we loved making it for you,” he said.
GUL, VINAY, RANVIR STARRER ‘420 IPC’ TRAILER OUT
MUMBAI: The makers of ‘420 IPC’, an intriguing courtroom drama about an economic offence, have unveiled an intriguing trailer on Wednesday. The film stars veteran actors Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey, Gul Panag and promising actor Rohan Vinod Mehra.
Directed by Manish Gupta and produced by ZEE Studios and Rajesh Kejriwal and Gurpal Sachar under their banner Kyoorius Digital P.L, the film centres on a chartered accountant Bansi Keswani (Pathak), who is arrested for an economic offence. Mehra plays the part of Pathak’s defence lawyer, while Shorey will be seen essaying the role of an eccentric Parsi public prosecutor with Panag playing the wife of Pathak’s character.
The nearly two-minute-long trailer shows Vinay Pathak as a simple Chartered Accountant who has influential clients like the Deputy Director of MMRDA. When this client is arrested by the CBI for a 1200 crore scam and when another client accuses Keswani (Pathak) of stealing and forging 3 blank cheques of Rs 50 Lakhs each, Keswani’s life turns upside down as he fights the grave accusations of theft, forgery, and attempted bank fraud.
RANVEER EXPRESSES GRATITUDE POST ‘83’ TRAILER RELEASE
MUMBAI: After receiving huge praises for the ‘83’ trailer, actor Ranveer Singh thanked everyone for showering the film’s cast with loads of love and best wishes.
“Thank you to movie fans all over the country and beyond, our film fraternity, the press…people from all walks of life and generations have appreciated the movie’s trailer, and we are filled with gratitude and gladness,” Ranveer wrote on Instagram.
Helmed by Kabir Khan, ‘83’ is based on the Indian cricket team’s 1983 World Cup win. In the film, Ranveer will be seen essaying the role of Kapil Dev.
According to Ranveer, ‘83’ is more than a film. “This is not just a movie – it’s a glorious tribute to that moment in Indian history that changed it all! It’s about the great achievement of the Indian Cricket Team of 1983 – ‘Kapil’s Devils’! These men are legends, and it’s an honour to be a part of the cinematic telling of their iconic story on the big screen! Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous and loving messages! Kaptaan Kabir Khan, it’s everything you dreamed of! Take a bow,” he added. ‘83’ is scheduled to release on December 24.
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