The megastar of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, delivered several hits in 90s like Baazigar, Dil To Pagal Hai, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and many others. During this decade, the actor also tried his hand at comedy and featured in Abbas-Mastan's Baadshah. While the film turned out to be a decent success, it has gained a cult status over the years. The film has become a hit on the silver screen and while you must be binge watching every time it comes on TV, it will surprise you to know that the film took seven years in the making.
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During the launch of the film in August, 1999, SRK revealed the reason behind a long delay and said, "We had a different story in the beginning when we started this film. And somewhere down the line we decided not to make that kind of film. So, of course we had to re-write it. We had to stop. Then in between some date hassles happened. Abbas Mastan had to make a film. I had to make some other commitments. So we stopped the film then." He added, "So it's taken a little long to complete this film but this film's title song (Baadshah, O Baadshah) was written on the day Baazigar was released. So, yes it's been a long time and I hope it's worth the wait."
During the launch, when he was asked about the film's success compared to Baazigar, he responded, "After Baazigar, Abbas-Mastan went on to be more successful. I went on to be more successful. So if we have to worry about any kind of success, we have to worry about the success we have now. We are not going to bother about the success we had during Baazigar. During Baazigar we all started together. We were newcomers. Abbas-Mastan had just started, Venus had just started. I had started, Kajol had started, it was Shilpa Shetty's first film. So we all had started, we had nothing to lose. Now, if we have to measure it by then, then we already have a successful film. But we have to measure it by our success today..then we have to work very hard."
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan recently started the shooting of Siddharth Anand's Pathan, which also features John Abraham and Deepika Padukone in key roles. Produced by YRF, it is set to the screens in 2021. So, are you excited about this film? Tweet and let us know @bollywood_life.
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