Will Shahrukh Khan climb to new heights of stardom with ‘Don 2′?
We ask this question ‘coz the superstar will once again be seen as a mean, nasty villain in Farhan Akhtar’s Don 2. Remember, it was the wicked acts in his first few films that got him starry glory when he started his career in B-town!
Life isn’t all peaches and roses for Shahrukh Khan at the moment. He has received more flak than praises for his ambitious project, RA.One. He has more frenemies than friends these days. While these are all signs of being a superstar, it’s unhealthy for a human being to be picked on so continuously – and did you know that some of our readers, people who keep an eye on bollywoodlife.com, also think that we are always picking on SRK? That apart, knowing the superstar’s good luck with being wicked, things may change for better…or worse…with Don 2. If you look at the film’s promos, it’s obvious that SRK loves every bit of being bad, a cool villain. And if you go with what Don 2’s director Farhan Akhtar says: “SRK is meaner, wittier and more interesting in this version than in the previous film (Don)”, our gut feeling is that the Baadshah of Bollywood will rock every other Khan’s boat to the point of seasickness. Why, you ask? ‘Coz not very long ago – two decades back, to be precise – a newcomer called Shahrukh Khan struck his first chord of stardom with his bad guy act. Remember it was the psychotic son in Baazigar and obsessed lovers from Darr and Anjaam that brought shine to SRK’s then-sluggish career. Everyone liked the Aamir Khan lookalike, but no one was sure if he had it in him to be a part of the numbers race. But once these films released, he became the next BIG thing. And it seems all that is happening again with SRK, life coming full circle, as it tends to do. So don’t you agree that a lot is going to change for SRK after Don 2? You tell us…
First Published: 10.00 AM IST 12.16.2011