Shah Rukh Khan.. naam to suna hi hoga. King Khan came to Mumbai with a simple dream to entertain people but ended up conquering the whole world. He reinvented the term “Romance” and changed Hindi cinema forever. His versatility cannot be questioned and his unconventional ability to engross the audience is divine.
But what if Shah Rukh Khan had not listened to his heart and continued with his studies? What would Bollywood would have looked like?
1. No Shahrukh-Kajol jodi.
Probably Kajol would have signed her every film with Ajay Devgan, but we all know they look good together in real life not in reel life. Just imagine Ajay Devgan in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, Anjali would have preferred to marry Salman Khan instead.
2. True romance would have been extinct in the nineties.
Even Salman Khan confessed on ‘Koffee with Karan’ that Shah Rukh Khan has an unparalleled way of delivering romantic dialogues and nobody can match his intensity and purity. After all, he is the king of romance! Gauri Khan is undoubtedly the luckiest woman in the world!
3. The open arms (his signature move) pose would not have melted every girl’s heart.
He is the inventor of the most romantic pose of all time. There were many actors who tried copying his pose but failed. Only the greatest lover in the world (which he often calls himself) could justify it.
4. Our Diwali would have been pretty boring.
All his Diwali releases ‘Baazigar’, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Mohabbatein’, ‘Veer Zaara’, ‘Don’, ‘Om Shanti Om’ and ‘Ra.One’ have broken all the box office records. We can proudly say that synonym of the word Diwali is “SRK blockbuster”.
But you are allowed to eat just sweets, not Shah Rukh.
5. All the “Rahuls” would never had easy time making their girlfriends.
He started his Rahul-mania with his dark role in Yash Chopra’s thriller ‘Darr’ and then followed it with other hits like ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ and ‘K3G’. All the “Rahuls” in our country feel a certain sense of pride and are automatically labelled as heartthrobs. Literary experts might have to rethink about the Shakespeare’s philosophy “What’s in a name? “. Actually everything!
6. And “Kiran” would not have been the “ideal” name to get the maximum valentine proposals.
7. Old Hindi classics like ‘Don’ and ‘Devdas’ would never have been remade.
Only super-talented King Khan could have recreated the magic of ‘Devdas’ and thrill of ‘Don’. Not only was his acting appreciated, but his witty dialogues made us believe that golden era of the 50’s and 70’s can be repeated again.
8. Bollywood would be less trendy.
The abs must be grateful to Shah Rukh because he made them popular like nothing else. He started this trend with Farah Khan’s ‘Om Shanti Om’ and after many followed him. Actually everyone!
9. Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra would have never made their directorial debut.
You just cannot imagine Bollywood without DDLG and KKHH. These movies changed the way we saw Bollywood and put India on a global platform. The word “platform” reminds me of that DDLJ railway platform scene which became one of the most iconic scenes in Bollywood history.
And Karan Johar would have ended up as a choreographer and Aditya Chopra would still be invisible.
10. Where would Deepika and Anuskha be?
They would still be struggling to get a break in Bollywood. King Khan is the lucky mascot for every women who wants to have a successful career. The obvious Anuskha’s reaction when she got her first role…
11. There would have been no “ King Khan” title.
Salman Khan and Aamir Khan already belonged to film fraternity, so making it big for them was easy. But here comes a man who comes to Mumbai with a dream to become a superstar and inspires millions. There is no other Khan on earth who deserves this title.
12. No Kolkata Knight Riders.
Don’t even think of IPL without Shahrukh Khan. It’s a crime.
13. Wonder, who would have said these dialogues?
What if Aamir khan had said the iconic dialogue.
“Bade bade deshon mein accha…( after a small pause) ..aisi choti choti baatein accha …hoti rehti hain”
He just killed the romance.
All hail SRK!