The RA.One star is essentially the poster boy for romantic films, but it seems like he is moving slowly and steadily towards focussing on the action genre
Shahrukh Khan does have a liking for action, something that was evident even in the most romantic film of our times – Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge. Legend has it that SRK ghost-directed the action sequence that precedes the finale in DDLJ, despite having disagreements with director Aditya Chopra, who was apparently against the bloodshed that eventually made its way into the film. Sixteen years after DDLJ, the King Khan has two films that are high on action – RA.One and Don 2. We now heard that SRK will be doing another action film later next year with the Singham director Rohit Shetty. It is common knowledge that Shahrukh’s outings in action films have caused him a lot of physical pain, resulting in surgeries to fix his battered bod. While his fans love him for his mushy Bollywood roles, it seems like he is trying to impress his son Aryan with his on-screen machismo. While we aren’t totally sure about who SRK is trying to target with his movie, the fact is that the genre of action films has become synonymous with Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn and if their last two films (Bodyguard and Singham) are anything to go by, there is a lot of sweat and toil in store for our favourite hero, Raj, Rahul, G.One, or whatever he really is. Six-pack abs have become passé and we are waiting to see if King Khan hits the gym with a vengeance and surprises us like Aamir Khan did with his bulked up look in Ghajini. But would that quintessential SRK pose, arms out, body a-tilt, eyes warm brandy, work with buffed muscles?