Shahrukh Khan is known as the king of Bollywood. He had no godfather, he did not even know a single soul in the industry when he first time came to Bombay( Mumbai). How he started his journey in Bollywood? How he got back to back big films with big directors starring against some top heroine of that time?
Here is the complete details of the Shahrukh Khan 27 years Journey in Bollywood Exclusively on Bollywood Tower.
How the Shahrukh Khan Journey Started
Shahrukh Khan started his journey with 1992 release Deewana. Dil Aashana Hai was the first film which he signed as an actor. But Deewana released before Dil Aashna Hai. How he got Dil Aashna Hai opposite top star of that time Divya Bharti?
Well, Dil Aashna hai was produced by Hema Malini. Hema Malini accidentally watched his TV show “Foji” and was completely impressed by his acting skill and dialogue delivery as she admitted in an interview. She asked him to come to Mumbai for the audition. But Shahrukh Khan was in no mood to leave Delhi. At the same time, Gauri’s family(Gauri Khan was his girlfriend when he was doing Foji) shifted to Bombay. So he came to Bombay, especially for Gauri. There he stayed for few days and signed Dil Aashna Hai.
When Shahrukh was shooting for Dil Aashna Hai opposite Divya Bharti, Divya Bharti also shooting for Deewana. Armaan Kohli was doing the role of Shahrukh in Deewana. He slapped his Director Raj Kanwar as he is known for his short temper. Divya Bharti recommended Shahrukh Khan name to Raj Kanwar. This is how he got Deewana which released before Dil Aashna Hai and became the first film of her career.
Shahrukh Khan Looks were not Impressive In The Initial Days Of His Career
Neither Shahrukh nor producer considered him the handsome man to play the lead role in any movie. He himself admitted in an interview that-
I thought I would the role of Villain in the Bollywood movies. I was offered the negative role in Baazigar and Darr. But I did that as I love the negative character and because of these two films, I was offered DDLJ by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra. I was not interested in DDLJ because I found myself unfit for the Raj character. But Yash Ji insisted me for doing the film. That is why I did DDLJ and rest is history- he said.
Baazigar, Darr and DDLJ success made him overnight Star
Two big release of 1993 were Bazzigar and Darr. Shahrukh was playing the negative role in both movies. Baazigar was a huge success and it put Shahrukh in the limelight. His second release was Darr which was his second release. His role overpowers the top star of that time Sunny Deol. It created a lot of rift between Shahrukh, Sunny Deol and Yash Chopra. Sunny Deol was miffed with Yash Chopra as he did not justify his character in the movie.
Her Performance in Darr which was loved by the audience was the main reason of his casting in DDLJ. His k.k.k Kiran dialogue is still one of the iconic dialogue of Hindi cinema till date.
His 1995 release DDLJ made him the top star of the country. He beat many stars of that time like Sunny Deol, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor. He got the tag of next superstar after Amitabh Bachchan.
Back To Back Success from mid-nineties to mid-20s
He worked with the top directors of all time and gave some of the biggest of all time. He has been part of some big commercial success like DDLJ, Koyla, Dil To Pagal Hai, Kuch Kuch Hota Hia, Pardesh, Duplicate, Josh, Mohabbatein, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Chalte Chalte, Kal Ho Na Ho, Main Hoon Na, Veer Zaara, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Don, Chak De India and Om Shanti Om.
Undoublty he grabbed the top spot in Bollywood from 1995 to 2007. Every star was compared with him but he was intact for almost 12 years.
He used to call himself King of Bollywood and he loves it. He achieved so big in his filmy career that his 100 crores movies in the recent times considered as Flop because people want more and more from him. Every cinema lover thinks it is down phase of king khan but he will come back with some big hits in near future.
Second Most Wealthiest Actor in World
Recently he grabbed the second spot in the Most Wealthiest Actor in World. He is doing movies, TV Shows, His own IPL team, endorse the most number of the brand in India. There is nothing left which he is not doing as an actor. He praises himself, he criticises himself, he fights in public to protect his children, he damn cares about anyone that makes him the real superstar.
His Unimaginable Wealth
He has his own bungalow in Bandra which worth more than 1500 crores. Shahrukh has his own jet plane which is always ready for him. He himself believe I don’t have time to waste in traffic. My jet plain is there for me to save my time at any place.
He does not miss roadside Paani puri as he thinks I can ask the Paani Puri wala to come to my house and I can buy all his Paani Puri. I love living king size life and I am living it.
Shahrukh Khan is one the top star of all time in Bollywood. he started his journey in 1991. He completed 27 years in Bollywood and many more to come.
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