Shah Rukh Khan needs no introduction. However, it is the safest bet to call him a mammoth superstar of the silver screen who can serenade anyone with his infectious charm, dimples and personality. Not to mention the arresting screen presence that has throned him the king of romance and ultimately, the Badshah of Bollywood. Having said that, the world of showbiz no more can be called a kingdom. There is new talent every day, on every corner of the frame. And hey, I’m not complaining; it is heartening for the big picture and small when new stories are told by newer faces, like a tale but it would be a lie to say that I don’t miss SRK doing what he does best – rule the box office!
No, I’m not here to harp about his debatable second innings that left a lot with mixed feelings before we stepped into the new year. However, I’m here to talk about how fans are (including myself) are still hungry for stellar performances that were once his trademark. Mind you me, it is more an earnest desire of an admirer than a trade prediction. Cause let’s accept it, nothing is set in stone anymore. Star power can probably guarantee a huge opening but the second half of the business is all content and talent. Good thing for Shah Rukh? He was one of first who garnered moolah and applause in equal measures. From both audiences and critics alike and it is imperative he strikes the same balance again. For himself, for his filmography and his audiences who clearly want to see him ACT and not just star in trade tested formulae for hits!