By Ninder Kaur
It’s been a year since we became the official media partners for Shah Rukh Khan’s Happy New Year.
Yesterday, Shah Rukh Khan turned 50, and here at Asian Style Magazine we wanted to wish him a very happy birthday.
We take a look at his journey through the years and look at King Khan’s Top 5 movie moments.
Shah Rukh was spectacular as the coach of the Indian women’s hockey team, an erroneously disgraced star player of the men’s hockey team who wins back the country’s regard and respect. And “bloody hell,” we loved him. His sattar (70) minute dialogue was one of the highlights of the film, which has been used and reused by fans ever since
Swades was SRK’s first detour from the mainstream Bollywood formula of romance and revenge into realism. He plays Mohan Bhargava, a NASA project manager who returns to India in search of his governess Kaveri Amma. He finds not just her in a remote village, but also purpose and love.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
DDLJ is still Bollywood’s definitive love story, placing SRK in pole position among the roster of cinematic lover boys. His romance with Kajol as Simran took us from the streets of Switzerland to the mustard fields of Punjab, packed with dialogues that have passed into the lexicon of daily life in India and desi sanskaars that sweetened made the resolution – as a train carries Raj away from Simran, her stern father allows her to make a dash down the platform to a happy ending.
It’s been 17 years since Karan Johar introduced the “Pyaar Dosti Hai” concept to the Bollywood fans. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai turned out to be the biggest blockbusters of 1998 and still continues to rule the hearts of many SRK fans. The romantic triangle between Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji and went onto bag many awards that year.
The movie managed to to consolidate SRK’s position as the rule of Bollywood.
As the autistic Rizwan, SRK won hearts and empathy. The film showed the journey of Rizwan’s attempt to meet POTUS in a post-9/11 America and tell him: “My name is Khan, and I’m not a terrorist”.
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Shah Rukh’s only film for 2015 is Dilwale, which releases this December and he has two more – Fan and Raees which are out next year.