The Baadshah of Bollywood, King Khan, King of Romance has completed 29 glorious years in Bollywood.
While maximum of his movies have centred around a love story with SRK playing the perfect Rahul/Raj, that’s not all he has done. Yes, he romances on-screen like no one else but he’s equally proficient at other genres too.
Here are 6 movies that prove that he is more than just the King of Romance
1. Dear Zindagi
In this film, SRK showed a side to him, we hadn’t seen before.His role of a mentor and a therapist to Kaira (Alia Bhatt) laid out life’s philosophies in the simplest way possible. He still had the charm of the star but it didn’t overpower the character.
While his character helped Kaira navigate through life’s difficult situations, it was the audience that took away a ray of positivity from the film.
The journey of a NASA scientist who travels to India and realises his duty towards his country forms the plot of this film.The manner in which Shah Rukh Khan shed his star aura was simply commendable. There wasn’t any trace of the man who is known for being the ‘King of Romance’. In fact, you don’t see Shah Rukh while watching the film, all you can see is Mohan .
3. Chak De! India
Kabir Khan and his team have given us one of the best sports films of Hindi cinema.SRK’s image has always been of a lover boy whose charming eyes can make any woman fall in love. Over the years, this has become a part of his personality too. But with Chak De! India , Shah Rukh let go of that persona completely.
Vijay Agnihotri (SRK) falls in love with a flight stewardess and that love soon turns into a crazy obsession. His sole aim in life is to be with her and for that he’s willing to do anything, even killing her husband if need be.SRK’s manic obsession is scary and leaves the audience in a shock.
Nobody can forget the scene where SRK’s character tosses Shilpa Shetty from a building top.His performance in that scene is enough to grip you and at the same time, scare you as hell. He plays a son who is out to get revenge for his family and will stop at nothing. The murders he commits and the people he deceives are all pawns in his game and even though you know that he is the anti-hero, you still root for him.
SRK played the role of Emperor Aśoka and portrayed his existential crisis with utmost sincerity. From his struggle to get the throne amidst the family politics to the time when he finds the path of Buddhism, SRK played the role in a regal way.
SRK has ruled the industry for over two decades now