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Happy Birthday SRK: 5 movie experiments which prove he can be great in Zero too

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHAHEEN IRANI
Published : Nov 2, 2018, 10:15 am IST
Updated : Nov 2, 2018, 3:32 pm IST

Aanand L. Rai's directorial Zero stars SRK, Katrina and Anushka and its trailer is all set to be unveiled soon.

A teaser of the ‘Zero’ was shared by Shah Rukh Khan.
 A teaser of the ‘Zero’ was shared by Shah Rukh Khan.

Shah Rukh Khan is probably the only superstar who has experimented the most with his career, at the exact point when he almost got stereotyped.

Shah Rukh has been tagged as the King of romance and the character with dark shades, but he has most often in his career tried to balance the both, alongside experimenting with comedy, drama, horror, war films and more.

 

SRK often broke the barrier and came up with something new from his previous performance and there have been times when his performance was widely appreciated. Raees took that credit last year and Zero, which releases on Christmas, also promises Shah Rukh in a new role.

In fact whichever trade expert has seen the trailer, is only praises for the Baadshah. Aamir Khan too has claimed that King has ‘outperformed’ in Zero trailer itself.

So here are the few films where SRK experimented with his roles and succeeded in them hugely, because of which he is called a superstar today, and not only a superstar, he’s called King Khan!

Darr and Baazigar

 

Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla in the still from Darr

Baazigar poster

No actor in their initial phase of movie career would like to take a risk as big as playing a negative role, that too opposite an already established superstar. Darr was the movie where an already ruling Sunny Deol was paired with Juhi Chawla. While SRK was supposed to look like a villain, he instead ended up making people fall for his character and how! Similar was the case with Baazigar as he is out to take revenge from Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Kajol.

Don

Shah Rukh Khan in Don

Years later, in 2006, Shah Rukh Khan was going to redefine Amitabh Bachchan’s Don, and make it into a franchise. Don 2 released in 2011 and still SRK was loved. ‘Sir bahut shareef lagta hai, call me Don’ is the dialogue we all mouthed to our juniors. Interestingly director Farhan Akhtar said Don 3 is in the scripting stage, so expect it to go on floors soon!

 

Chak De! India

Shah Rukh Khan in Chak De! India

Being the first superstar to venture into a film on hockey, that too with the ‘sattar minute’ dialogue, Shah Rukh Khan had winner written all over him!

My Name Is Khan

Shah Rukh Khan in My Name Is Khan

Portraying Rizvan Khan in My Name Is Khan, Shah Rukh Khan introduced India to what is called Asperger's syndrome. ‘Kh from the epiglotus’ and ‘My Name Is Khan, and I’m not a terrorist’ were those lines which spoke a lot about the film. It beautifully portrayed that any man who goes through troubles, finds his own solutions and trust plays a vital role in that.

Dear Zindagi

Still from the movie Dear Zindagi

Even though Shah Rukh had a much smaller on-screen appearance than Alia Bhatt, he killed it as a mentor and honestly speaking, we don’t blame Alia for falling head-over-heels for Dr. Jehangir Khan, because we would too!

 

Zero trailer is all set to be unveiled in a few hours. The film is directed by Aanand L. Rai and also stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in lead roles.

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