While the graphs of Aamir Khan and Salman Khan‘s career have grown exponentially over the past few years, ‘Baadshah’ Shah Rukh Khan has been struggling between flop and mediocre movies.
Dear Zindagi (2016) was perhaps SRK’s last movie to date, where his role — of a mind ‘therapist’ — was appreciated by both audiences and critics alike. Post this Alia Bhatt starrer, however, Shah Rukh was seen struggling in the mid card with movies like Raees and a guest appearance in Tubelight. Then he came tumbling down as soon as Jab Harry Met Sejal hit the cinema screens, a disaster of sorts.
Here are a few reasons why Shah Rukh Khan is literally a ‘zero’ these days (no offence, just using the title of his film!)
1) Shah Rukh Khan’s choice of movies
As long as Shah Rukh Khan was playing the lover boy ‘Rahul’ and ‘Raj’ in the 90’s and mid 2000’s, he was doing great. However, one fine day, age got the best of him and SRK realised the fact that he can’t play the lovey-dovey characters anymore. So Shah Rukh Khan decided to experiment, but he was so attached to his aforesaid ‘image’ that he couldn’t let go of it. Consider, for example, Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale (2015), where again Shah Rukh Khan is in love with Kajol for the umpteenth time. Although SRK is a very big star, he can still learn the art of being versatile from Aamir….Agreed?
2) It Seems Shah Rukh Khan is now only interested in Cricket
All of us know that SRK is the major stake holder in IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders. But did you know that SRK also owns two more teams in cricket leagues across the world? No? Well, he is now a proud co-owner of Trinbago Knight Riders (Carribbean Premier League) and Capetown Knight Riders (Cricket South Africa’s global T20 league). Has Shah Rukh Khan become so engrossed in cricket that acting has taken a back seat for him? Highly likely!
3) Shah Rukh Khan is simply overrated
When one is overrated, there are many expectations from him/her, despite possessing average talent. And when the concerned person fails to deliver on those expectations, they end up being a loser. The same is the case with King Khan. But how and when did SRK become overrated? The answer is blatantly obvious- Dilwale Dulhaniya Ley Jayenge (1995). I mean what exceptional thing does Dilwae Dulhania Le Jayenge bring to the screen that it has completed 1200 weeks (23 years) of screening at Mumbai’s iconic Maratha Mandir theatre? Is there still any audience that goes to the this theatre to watch DDLJ?
We believe that just like in the cricket teams mentioned above, SRK has some sort of undisclosed stake in this theatre. If not, then this is some mystery in search of Sherlock Holmes to solve it!
Do you agree with the points above? Kindly let us know what you think about the Baadshah and his movies!