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Why SRK, why?

Posted by nishitdesai on November 26, 2006

He did Polio campaign. Good. Always good when superstars come to spread social awareness. Then he did Navratna tel. Then he did ICICI Bank. Then he did DON. No problems till now, but just a question. And now to top it all he does this, replacing Amitabh Bachchan for STAR Plus’ biggest show ever, Kaun Banega Crorepati. Why does he always have to follow Big B all the time?

I am not arguing on the point that Big B is irreplacable and no one can match him blah blah talk (which albeit is the fact). The point is Big B is altogether a different persona. With Big B comes grandiose, towering personality and respect. Shahrukh Khan, on the other hand, brings a charming personality and energy, who with his smile can be and is a big crowd puller. He might not be the greatest of the actor, but he surely rules boxoffice and above all he knows that. He knows his strengths and weaknesses. He is a clever man, who doesn’t believe in hiding weaknesses and showing the world exactly what’s needed to be shown to make sure he doesn’t get all pretentious and hypocrite. (Don’t believe me? Read this and you’ll know exactly what I am talking about. Karan Thapar, who otherwise manages to frustrate the guest on Devil’s Advocate, sees himself on the other side.)

Anyway, so why this? Why is he trying to prove that he can succeed, if not replace, Big B? He simply can’t and doesn’t need to either. People like and love him for what he is. He has fan base of his own. He has proved himself. He doesn’t need this. He can make big by doing his own than trying to fit in someone else’s shoes. God bless you!


4 Responses to “Why SRK, why?”

  1. Anonymous said

    I donno what SRK is trying to prove. The fact is that he cannot even come close to matching the Big B magic. Let him try! With the not-so-successful run of DON, he should have understood.


  2. Anonymous said

    He never said he is trying to replace Big B.

    Check out the link if you don’t believe me: http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/11/26/arts/AS_A-E_CEL_India_People_Shahrukh_Khan.php

  3. lallopallo said

    Thanks for the link to Shahrukh’s interview video. It was nice to see him talk after a long time. It was pretty interesting to see him react on the issue of Indian muslims.
    As for KBC, I guess he is there because AB decided to withdraw from the show and organizers asked SRK to come in. Iam sure he will bring his own energy and uniqueness to the show. Wishing him luck.
    Take it easy.

  4. Neha said

    Good one from an eternal SRK fan 😀

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