Should Shahrukh Khan reinvent his romantic image?

Wed, February 29, 2012 12:45pm UTC by 24 Comments
Should Shahrukh Khan reinvent his romantic image?

After all, he will turn a mature 47 this year and is getting less credible as a youthful hero singing songs and looking soulfully at a girl…

Shahrukh Khan is returning to romance. His last few films haven’t been typical full-fledged romance stories – be it Don 2 or RA.One or even My Name Is Khan. In fact, the last time SRK played a proper romantic hero was four years ago in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and that didn’t do as well as expected. So it came as quite a surprise when we heard that the film Shahrukh is doing with Yash Chopra is a romantic one. He has already begun shooting for it in London. He is coming back to play the quintessential romantic hero, the kind that made him the star he is today. It’s true that no one after SRK has managed to epitomise romance the way he did, but can he do it at the age of 46? Should he do it? That too with two heroines who are half his age – Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. In the 17 years since he acted in another beautiful romance set in London, his face has turned into a well-lined mirror of his experiences that could do with some serious medical help. It would be better for the future of Botox if he shifted lanes again. Look at Salman Khan. His Ek Tha Tiger, is more action than romance from what we hear. Even Aamir Khan, the erstwhile chocolate boy hero, is doing films like Dhoom 3 and Talaash, all more suspense-oriented than romantic.

That doesn’t mean SRK too should shift only to action. It’s not as if his action films have set any box office records. But he has done very well in Swades and Chak De! India. He managed to draw in the audience without any hamming and without the help of a significant love interest. Those films are considered by many critics to be his finest works and it would be in his best interest if he keeps his age in mind and plays more appropriate characters, wethinks. If it has to be romance, let it be a May-October one. We would like to see that!

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  • Mik

    The Factors U Said Will have to be in the MindsofThe Legendary Director Yash chopra and The KING KHAN SRK…They know what they r Doing They r enouh Experienced to know all these they r making Movies for a long long time u idiot

    • jerry

      srk is the baap of all actors and bollywood he first got the title of king khan and still he is the king and king of romance and his yash chopra film will be a blockbuster

      • Kiran Suri

        Srk is the best romantic actor in Bollywood.

        • kiran

          king of bollywood…….srk…

  • Raj Kumar Yadav

    Practically, there are not so many roles available for SRK in Bollywood. He doesn’t look like action hero and he can’t make romantic films as he used to be due to his ever deterioring looks. As you said, roles like in Chak de and Swades will suit him. Furthermore, suspense thrillers will also do fine for him. For that, he has to shed his ego up and needs to think of what actually suits him. As far as Yash Chopra’s film is concerned, it is another so and so old love triangle that he has been making for ages. Nothing new in that. And I feel Yash Chopra will adjust the film to go well with SRK’s look and age. I am sure that this will film will do well at the boxoffice as SRK has a considerable fan base but it will not become a super hit or a blockbuster.

    • Anirban

      Are you mad? SRK has comfortable everything…

  • dasdas

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  • Shahrukh Khan Rulezz

    Are you guyz mad ?? Shahrukh Khan means romance in bollywood !!! He is called the King of Romance , not just for anything . Shahrukh Khan does better than any other oactor , anything that he does !!! He is ruling bollywood since last two decades . He is obviously more good looking , handome , popular and charming than Salman , Aamir , Hritik or any other star !!! Shahrukh Khan is simply the best !!!

    • mdpappu

      reaL her0 f0rever and ever shahrukh khan __n0 b0dy__srk is the m0st superb hands0me and dashing looking_in the world__ just awsome lookings f0rever and ever

  • faeriespiritgirl

    Come on, he’s getting old. What do you expect?? He’s only human. Maybe if he wasn’t paired with young girls, then his age wouldn’t be as noticeable. He should start playing dads or something. At least he can probably keep up during the dance numbers. It doesn’t make his acting any less awesome, though.

  • G1mason

    SRK is THE Lover! his actions speak of a tenderness that women, and men, melt for. At the same time he has shown us the importance of a strong male figure. those things are paramount to his fans worldwide. the Man that SRK portrays, (and is,) needs no disguise or redefinition.

  • suman

    srk the romance of bollywood

  • Maureen Kennedy

    You guys have no clue about Shah Rukh Khan’s acting ability and screen presence. By Hollywood standards, he is in his prime as a romantic/dramatic actor, compared to, i.e., Brad Pitt, George Clooney, et al. SRK has a global fan base. His appeal as a viable actor, still young and vital, extends beyond India. He’s remarkable.

  • Dalia

    all my life been watching romantic movies, never seen any actor better than or even close to SRK in Romance, and i don’t think there will ever be, and about his age i think he will always be the most desirable man even if he is 100 yrs old, ask Poonam Pandey why did she strip for Shah Rukh Khan, ask all his female fans from all ages around the world, he is every woman’s dream guy, I’m sure his coming movie will rock our hearts can’t wait to see it.

  • Amin Khan

    all my life been watching romantic movies, never seen any actor better than or even close to SRK in Romance, and i don’t think there will ever be, and about his age i think he will always be the most desirable man even if he is 100 yrs old, ask Poonam Pandey why did she strip for Shah Rukh Khan, ask all his female fans from all ages around the world, he is every woman’s dream guy, I’m sure his coming movie will rock our hearts can’t wait to see it.
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  • Liz

    srk is the badsaah of ROMANCE! HE IS THE ONLY KHAN GOOD AT DOING THOSE ROLES! this next movie of his will RULE THE BOX-OFFICE….WE WANT SRK IN THE SHOES OF RAJ,RAHUL, AND AMAN! HE ROCKS AT ROMANCEEE! WE LOVE YOU!

  • zohaib

    NOone can replace shaHRUKH.HE IS always the best……….he is the lover boy.he can do anything.he is so charming than salman.amir and other actors…srk next movie will breakall records……INSHALLAH…LOVE U SHAHRUKH

  • Astrid

    You are crazy! SRK is the king of Bollywood, something is said to be the king of romance, and no matter your age also had 500 years will always be the best actor, and we know that this film will be one of the best of Indian cinema, because as always SRK to delighted fans with his smile, his charisma, because he is unique.
    SRK was King
    SRK is king
    SRK will always remain the king.
    I LOVE YOU SHAHRUKH KHAN!!

  • srk’s fan

    hey!is this site is running by fools why u alwaays point srk agar salmaan ki ek tha bandar nai aur amir idiot ki 3 idiot nai 2 ,4 rupaiyai kama diyai toh that doesnt mean they are btr than him.even tom cruse way way behind thn srk.nd when youl get srk’s next movie ‘romantic’ box office collectn thn youl undrstand why srk is best.he rocked in past’ he is rocking nd he’l alwazs rock.lv u srk.

  • srk lover

    hey!is this site is running by fools why u alwaays point srk agar salmaan ki ek tha bandar nai aur amir idiot ki 3 idiot nai 2 ,4 rupaiyai kama diyai toh that doesnt mean they are btr than him.even tom cruse way way behind thn srk.nd when youl get srk’s next movie ‘romantic’ box office collectn thn youl undrstand why srk is best.srk rockz

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  • mia

    stupid article!

  • chandan hati

    I LOVE YOU SHAHRUKH KHAN IN MY HEART…….

  • Liza

    My love for Mr. S Khan will never change he is the number one reason why I started watching Bollywood movies and will never stop as lone as Mr. Shahrukh Khan. keeps acting. We all admire him as an actor and a human been. We loved Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), He is as sexy as always. Thank you


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