Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan

As a guest blog post by our readers, Koimoi.com brings to you an impassioned plea by a Shah Rukh Khan fan in support for his ‘common man’s superhero’. Read on…

Shah Rukh Khan; naam to suna hi hoga?”

Shah Rukh Khan. Even on its own as word, it has an incantatory power. The man, who has been the cynosure of all eyes ever since he stepped into the film industry. Almost in every home there is a wall with SRK’s poster. For the youth, he is an idol, and for a mom, he is the son she wished she could have. So, what is that makes Shah Rukh Khan a key member of every Indian family? Is it his evergreen humble nature or his acting which seems to get better and better with each passing year? Let us try and dig out the very reasons which have made SRK what he is today; the common man’s superhero!

Shah Rukh Khan may have inspired others to write poetry but he has till date acted in robust prose. Not for him the tenderness and fragility of the poet, the excitement of a leaf fluttering in a gentle breeze. SRK is the skyscraper that stands tall, the phoenix which rises from the ashes and the canon that booms. He is solid, hardworking and focused. God has created Shah Rukh Khan not just to act in movies but to give common people like us a peace of mind and joy in our life that no one else can provide. Something inexplicable, something divine, something beyond the unrealistic statistics and the plethora of adjectives used to define him describe SRK’s genius. Every action, every emotion of his has resonated with our heartbeats and his achievement with our glory. We have felt Shah Rukh Khan’s pain when he dealt with bruised body, battered soul and ungrateful critics with silence. My generation that was born around SRK’s debut has not experienced the dark era of India. All I have seen is resurgence and prosperity, with a share of trademark disparity and the fairy-tale career of SRK. His acting has weaved magic, and the country, so thirsty for some surreal entity, has found her solace. He has not only erased a million sorrows, he has breathed a fresh hope and pure joy in the average Indian’s life. His boyish charm, pure innocence and dreamy demeanour has mesmerised people all these years. In a nutshell, he can single handedly elevate the entire nation. That is his strength. That is his aura. It is not just about praising this man’s greatness it is about getting inspired by his good deeds. Yes, he is an inspiration, an inspiration to millions of Indians exhorting them to rise above mediocrity.

SRK is an inspiration, an inspiration to millions of Indians exhorting them to rise above mediocrity.

I am indeed lost for words trying to explain the genius, elegance and sheer power of one of the greatest actors ever born, Shah Rukh Khan. Those that aren’t Shah Rukh Khan fans struggle to fathom exactly what SRK means to so many millions. He is very much a part of the national consciousness. All those who criticise Shah Rukh bhai need to understand that SRK has to be “experienced”, not examined. Do that and you will know what this man is.

Shah Rukh Khan typifies the spirit of modern India. Born and bred in independent India, he is a product of confidence and exuberance. SRK does not act out of indignation or for indulgence. His aim is not domination in Bollywood but giving joy to his fans. SRK’s remarkable skills and constant striving for perfection has made him grow as an actor. In the fast-paced world of contemporary cinema, SRK has matched the zeitgeist with an appropriate repertoire. It is praiseworthy.

A SRK movie is so sublime an intersection of passion and skill that it might be said he brings a shine to his trophy cabinet!!! But, I do believe that No TV camera can even get close to showing the extent of SRK’s ambition; his ability to stretch possibilities with every single film. In Shah Rukh Khan’s life, which has been intensely public for over 20 years and consequently under relentlessly media scrutiny, his record is spotless. In this nasty and crooked environment, we have the life and times of SRK, which, according to me goes well beyond his movies.

Shah Rukh Khan’s head should be high in the sky, but it is firmly put at five feet eight inch from the ground. He is the most humble and honest guy. It is a frantic appeal by a nation to one man, asking him to keep doing what he does best; acting. SRK’s challenges flow, increasingly, from himself, finding new ambitions, new directions, staving off satiety. From his early days, he has done nothing to sully his innocence, nothing to deaden the impish joy, nothing to disrupt the infinite patience. This is indeed praiseworthy. To be a fan, to have watched SRK’s magic through my teenage life, to find that reliable, intimate familiarity. It has been bliss.

Thank you sir. When I go up there in heaven (presuming I do!), I would sit besides the Almighty and tell him with extreme pride and honour that, “Once upon a time in a magical and mysterious land of India, there lived a wizard so powerful, he could conquer the nation with his acting. He was Shah Rukh Khan.”

Beatles’ member John Lennon once said, “Before Elvis there was none”. To put it in Bollywood scenario “After SRK, there will be none.”

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33 COMMENTS

  1. well written article dude..
    its testimony to his Power that even reading an article on him gives so much of happiness to many!

  2. SRK was a nobody and had no filmi connections. It was through his hard work only that he has made it to the top. He does have a few bad qualities but then nobody is perfect.

    • this is so true . he has such expressive eyes
      the movies of shahrukh khan which i love the most are his karan johar’s ones . they form such a dynamic duo. now after chennai express really hope to see him with katrina in happy new year /hope it won’t be a newcomer

  3. It my privilege & honor to say that he has born in our era…because of him only I am now what I am…No body will ever be SRK again but billions r motivated to work & reach in some level of srk…He is my hero…I worship him…I am a 24 year’s young engineer.

  4. Exactly….. Bt sum evn aftr knowing doesn’t consider dis!!
    he has d guts to say wrong is wrong nt like othr actors who nil down wen it cums to der igo!!!
    HE IS THE BIGGEST STAR FROM INDIA!!

  5. For past two days in my dreams, I was married to Shahrukh Khan. At a stage where I panic when I think about marriage, I never panicked when I woke up from my dreams in fact I vaguely remember finally being at peace with the choice I had made or was made for me.
    Such is his magic and a wizard he is :-)
    Thank you for writing all those things I always feel for him.

  6. such a nice article. love the fact that shahrukh khan is so humble, so down to earth. wishing him all the joy and success .really wish to see shahrukh khan in movies with kajol, aishwarya rai or katrina after deepika now :D he has a sizzling chemistry with them especialy the first two

    • Shahrukh and humble?? hahahahha… LoL… did u forget the slap issue with his best friend Farah Khan’s husband?? that was humble???, did u forget the drunken misbehave with a poor security guard in Wankhede Stadium in front of many people??? Did u forget the open insult of his senior bollywood people Amitabh Bachchan, Nitin Mukesh, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan etc.. this is humble?? SRK even insulted Cricket icon Sunil Gavaskar and Saurav Ganguly.. this is humble??? He always praise himself, calls himself the best, betrays friends… don’t u know that humble people don’t do these kind of things. baat karta hai yaar…!!!

  7. One of the best articles I have ever read about Shah rukh Khan. It really depicted why we love SRK so much. He is God of acting,love and stardom !!!

  8. wht he is doing tht callled overacting nt acting…….
    he is such a low quilty person, fr keep wife beautiful gtng his child from other lady…….
    such a chip mentality……

  9. fr ur knowledge he was here fr sake of money…..
    nd that place is always hvng so traffic in kochi thts why many ppl were thr…… i m also frm kochi itself

  10. SRK will find his place among the GREATEST actors of all time sure-shot LEGEND the heart-throb of millions n millions of people around the world just wait for AUGUST 9 the king is back

  11. the fact that non -srkIans also readin this n spreading hate comments here truly depicts his power..
    bet me if it was an article about what Salman is to his fans then no Srkians ll ever read that n give cheap comments

  12. He is the best person.. not like a drunker Salman who killed people sleeping on road.killed a chimkara.. hit his fellow co star, not like aamir who has 10 unofficial children..who made his brother mad.. actors like Salman,aamir,ajay,akshay,hrithik all cum with Bollywood background with father,father-in-law,uncle etc… srk is the only one who came single in bwood with his talent skills.. haters don’t b jealous..shut ur mouth.. all knows that there are legends in bwood for every era Dilip Kumar,Amithab bacchan, Shah rukh khan ..

  13. THERE IS ONLY ONE SRK. NO ONE, BUT NO ONE CAN COMPARE TO SRK. HE IS THE KING OF BOLLYWOOD FOREVER. THERE IS NOT AND WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER SRK.

  14. Shah Rukh Khan is the real king of bollywood. Nobody can hold the first position in the box office like SRK. My favourite films of SRK are: Don 2, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Chennai Express, Chak De India, Don.

  15. Hey Sam, brilliantly written. You have echoed our thoughts so well. And you have articulated so well! Kudos!
    And yeah, SHAH RUKH IS THE LAST OF THE STARS! <3

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