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Chennai Express poster: Is Shahrukh Khan asking for trouble?
The character the King Khan plays in his new film with director Rohit Shetty and co-star Deepika Padukone could spell trouble – remember how his Ra.One role offended sentiments of a large section of cinegoers?
Superstars live in the public eye, and their smallest actions have bigger consequences than they may intend. Something like that happened with Shahrukh Khan when he played Shekhar Subramanium in Ra.One – with his version of the South Indian character, SRK managed to offend the sensibilities of South Indian audiences. According to reports, many from the South Indian community were upset by the actor’s careless and stereotypical portrayal, which partly was responsible for the low ticket sales for the mega-budget film. Questions were definitely asked at the time of Ra.One release, as to whether Shahrukh’s comedy act was in poor taste.Click here to read more