“Amitabh Bachchan has retired and Dilip Kumar is not working as a hero any more so there’s only me,” were the super sure words of Shah Rukh Khan as he tried to convince his would be in-laws as to why they should let their daughter marry him. Moreover, in a typical filmi style while standing on a Marine Drive flyover, he had said, “one day I shall rule this city.” And he did. In fact, he does. In this second part of an exclusive interview with noted journalist Anupama Chopra on her book, King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema, find out the traumatic experience of SRK during the era when underworld played havoc in the film industry (Here it must be added that a few of the news channels who glorified his underworld connection in a few recent news reports have got it all really wrong. They should have read the book before hiking up their TRPs). Also find out why SRK fans are crazy about him and how he is not afraid to admit his failures.
You start the book with the dream of a fan Bhavesh whose wish came true when he dances with SRK at a concert in US during the Temptations tour. Why did you start with him?
SRK on the sets with Gauri and Suhana
Photographer Ayesha Monani, Courtesy: Dharma Productions
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