Shah Rukh Khan on rejecting Hollywood movies
Shah Rukh Khan & Tom Cruise. (Photo Credit – IMDb/Instagram)

Shah Rukh Khan has been ruling our hearts and the Hindi film industry for more than 30 years now. The actor portrays every character, whether villain, hero, or soldier, with unwavering conviction. Often, his fans say that Bollywood is known worldwide because of SRK. Without working in any international movies, Khan is well-known even in Hollywood.

Often, many wonder why Shah Rukh Khan doesn’t work in any Hollywood movies. Last month, the Dunki actor revealed that he was offered Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire (2008). In the film, SRK was offered to play the role of the host of the TV game show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’. When Khan rejected the offer, Anil Kapoor was roped in to play the character.

In 2011, Shah Rukh Khan was asked if he would break into Hollywood like Anil Kapoor, who also worked in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011). In an interview with The National News, SRK was asked why he doesn’t work in Hollywood films. The superstar gave an interesting answer. The Pathaan actor, who was then 46, said that he wouldn’t work in Hollywood unless there’s a story of a 46-year-old guy who is brown and an Indian.

Further, Shah Rukh said, “I don’t dance better than John Travolta. I don’t look nicer than Tom Cruise. I don’t aspire to not because I don’t want to, but because I can’t.” Back then, there were rumours that SRK would share the screen space with Leonardo DiCaprio in Paul Schrader’s Xtreme City, which Martin Scorsese was going to produce. About the same, the Jawan actor revealed that he has yet to read the story. He added, “It would require six to eight months of preparations, and I have two more commitments that I have to complete.”

Shah Rukh Khan on Rejecting Slumdog Millionaire

Sadly, the film with Leonardo never happened. In 2023, with back-to-back hits, SRK has once again proved that he is unstoppable. His movies made good collections even at the global box office. Hence, it’s true that Khan doesn’t need a Hollywood movie to become globally popular. His Hindi films have been doing that for years now.

Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan’s next will be YRF’s Pathaan 2 and Tiger V Pathaan after the sequel. The latter will also star Salman Khan. Both movies belong to YRF’s Spy Universe. SRK will also feature in Sujoy Ghosh’s next thriller movie with daughter Suhana Khan.

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