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Happy Birthday Shah Rukh Khan: Check out 5 of his iconic characters

“Very few people can turn their passion into profession. I am one of those lucky few.” – Shah Rukh Khan

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There are Bollywood actors and then there is the Badshah of Bollywood. There are Khans and then there is King Khan. Talking about King Khan, the name that instantly comes to our mind is the one and only Shah Rukh Khan…the man who has won the hearts of millions of people with his charm and acting skills.

Most of us have grown up watching Shah Rukh Khan as the ideal romantic hero, the man whom the ladies have fantasized to be the man of their dreams. He is known as the King of Romance in Bollywood. But, is that all he has done throughout his career? I guess the answer would be ‘No’.

Apart from playing the characters of the sweet, charming, romantic hero, Shah Rukh has also portrayed some excellent characters that have created an identity of its own. So, today as King Khan celebrates his 52nd birthday, we would like to take you through those interesting and iconic characters that Shah Rukh Khan has portrayed in his career spanning over 25 years.

Ajay from Baazigar

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“Haar ke jeetne wale ko baazigar kehte hai…” and that’s exactly what King Khan has done. When you are steadily approaching the peak of your career, you’d not risk that for anything. But, Shah Rukh has always been a risk taker and Baazigar was one of the biggest risks that he had taken in his career. The film was rejected by many established actors but Shah Rukh took up the challenge of playing the character of Ajay, who was the bad guy, and came out successfully with flying colours. Ever since then, he is known as the Baazigar of Bollywood.

Raj from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ)

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The one name that ruled the movie was ‘Raj’. When he sang ‘Tujhe dekha toh ye jaana sanam’, millions swooned. Shah Rukh Khan made Raj, the ultimate man, the man every girl wanted as a lover. Raj became the epitome of love and romance. He broke the stereotypical image of the Hindi film hero and created the new image of a romantic hero. The success of DDLJ created history and is still going on in Mumbai’s Maratha Mandir.

Raj Aryan from Mohabbatein

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Well, the moment we say ‘teacher’, we get an image of a strict, disciplined person who is always into the world of books. But, Shah Rukh Khan made us look at teachers differently. He broke the stereotypical image of teachers and created a new image of cool, suave, friendly and loyal person. It goes without saying that the passion for Megha, made him the most adorable teacher on celluloid. Guru-cool indeed!

Mohan Bhargav from Swades

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Swadesh, directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar, is one of those movies that clearly showed all the critics what Shah Rukh Khan is capable of doing on the silver screen. The character of Mohan Bhargav was extremely different from the ones that he had done till then. There was no drama, no elaborate grand sets – it had the simplest of stories. He played Mohan Bhargav with so much ease that he made us feel at home, and made us realise that home is where the heart is.

Kabir Khan from Chak De! India

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When we talk about commercial movies, we always tend to look forward to a man with his leading lady and some interesting plot. Generally, the Indian audience never responds to anything but cricket, and sport stories aren’t exactly money spinners in Bollywood. But, Chak De! India showed how to bring that change with simply a great story and powerful characters. With no leading lady to romance, this movie could’ve easily been a disaster, but when you are the King, the rules don’t apply to you. Thus, Kabir Khan sweeped off the audience with the vibrance and the film had a stellar run at the Box Office.

 

 

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Bollywood bets big on second half: Upcoming films of 2017

2017 started with a bang for the Indian film industry, especially Bollywood and all the credit goes to the big star releases. There were some good performances including Raees, Kaabil, Jolly LLB 2, Mom and Jagga Jasoos. But, when it came to the box office collection, Baahubali 2 clearly sweeped off all the other films with its collection of over 500 crores in Hindi version. Although, there were big releases by Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor, but none of them managed to make it to the Baahubali club. However, it’s not the time to get disheartened as there are at least seven big flicks lined up this year that are likely to become box office hits. Here is the list:

Jab Harry Met Sejal

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Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma-starrer Jab Harry Met Sejal is one of the most awaited films of this year. This is the first time when Imtiaz Ali has directed SRK and Anushka Sharma. The makers of the film have already released mini trailers of Jab Harry Met Sejal and both the actors are looking amazing together, but quite different from the way they looked in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. In this film, SRK will be portraying the character of a Punjabi guide, while, bubbly Anushka will seen as a Gujarati lawyer. Releasing on August 4, the movie promises to be a roller coaster ride with lots of fun elements.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

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Akshay Kumar will take over the Independence Day weekend with Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. Apart from Akshay, the film will also portray Bhumi Pednekar in a different act. The actress, who shot to fame with her realistic portrayal of an overweight girl in small town India in the National Award winning 2015 film Dum Laga Ke Haisha, will be back to the big screen with Toilet: Ek Prem Katha after a a two-year hiatus. Slated to be released on August 11, the film highlights the importance of toilets and the problem of open defecation in India. The viewers will also see Akshay and Bhumi Pednekar pairing up for the first time.

Babumoshai Bandookbaaz

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be back as the lead actor in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, an upcoming Indian action thriller film directed by Kushan Nandy. The film, scheduled to release on 25 August, 2017, will showcase Nawazuddin as a sharp shooter. Apart from Nawazuddin, the film will also star Bengali actress Bidita Bag in the lead role.

Simran

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Kangana Ranaut-starrer Simran is scheduled to release on 15 September. Although, the last release of the National Award winning actress, Rangoon did not do well at the commercial circuits, but, Simran is likely to bring the best out of her. In the film, directed by Hansal Mehta, Kangana will be seen in a character of a quirky, cute and notorious housekeeper.

According to reports, Simran is based on Sandeep Kaur, who is an Indian serving her jail term in the US, due to her notorious bank heists. After engaging in gambling and losing a lot of money, Sandeep’s inability to pay off the debts resulted in her resorting to robbery.

Bhoomi

After Sarbjit, director Omung Kumar will be back with his next Bollywood drama titled Bhoomi. The film will star Sanjay Dutt, Aditi Rao Hydari and Sidhant Gupta. ‘Bhoomi’ is an emotional and sensitive revenge drama that explores the relationship between a father and daughter. The film will release worldwide on 22 September, 2017.

Padmavati

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November will see Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period romance Padmavati, starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, a film that is reportedly the most expensive in the country with a budget of Rs180 crore. The film has been in the eye of the storm ever since the filmmaker started shooting for the film. Although, the shooting of the film was disrupted and vandalised almost twice, but the film has been scheduled to release on 17 November, 2017.

The film is a dramatized account of the 1303 siege of the Chittor fort in Rajasthan. Alauddin Khilji, the Turkish ruler of Delhi led the invasion, motivated by his desire to capture the beautiful queen Rani Padmini, the wife of Rana Rawal Ratan Singh, the ruler of Mewar.

Tiger Zinda Hai

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The year will end with Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai, a sequel to his 2012 superhit film, Ek Tha Tiger. The film, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the movie will bring back the hit pairing of Salman and Katrina Kaif and is expected to release on 22 December. According to reports, Salman is currently in Morocco for the shoot of the film with his leading lady, Katrina Kaif.