Last week, I met actor Shah Rukh Khan for an interview. Witty as he is, he joked that God had custom-made him to be a ‘star’. Almost like, it was his destiny to be King Khan, while still in production at the hands of God. Of course, he said it jokingly. He even said he didn’t miss the ‘normal life’. He didn’t feel the need to be ‘eating sev puri at the beach’. He admitted to being very happy with the stardom and the ensuing adulation he received, almost on a daily basis.
This morning, I was at the YRF Studios preview theatre, at 10am, like a diligent audience to watch the movie, FAN.
We watched the movie in one go, not even taking a break at the intermission. Here’s what I thought of it.
I didn’t really understand Shah Rukh Khan fandom until I was 22. Before that, I loved his films but I wouldn’t call myself a fan. I remember going to the set of Badshah when I was a teenager and not liking it because he went out to smoke. I was a child and I thought it was a dirty habit.
I watched Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi at my dad’s cinema and I fell in love with Shah Rukh Khan. Some magic took and I had a change of heart when I saw him on screen.
At the Fan trailer launch event, I truly became a fan because I felt this was the Shah Rukh Khan his fans loved. He had shades of grey, he was not perfect but he was playing a character, albeit very close to the King Khan he is in real life. And with thousands of fans thronging the event, some even hugging him tight, for not being able to contain themselves, others crying out of happiness, SRK maintained his cool. He was as calm as could be, because this is his life perhaps. It happens to him often and he maintains his composure.
Yesterday I got a call to meet Shah Rukh Khan at the YRF Studios and interview him. I was a bundle of nerves. What do you ask a man that everyone has interviewed and who everyone seeks to ask questions about life. What do you ask someone who is real but has a demigod status. What do you ask SRK?
A big happy birthday shout-out to Saif Ali Khan.
He’s an actor I have grown to like over the years.
With Love Aaj Kal, I have simply become a fan.
At the press screening, he greeted us at the entrance.
He’d overheard the conversation we were having while crossing the street.
He’s sharp like that.
I’d worn my custom-made Chor Bazaari inspired kurta.
Apparently, theme dressing for screenings is my thing.
But I’m more than happy to do it. 🙂
In all this Love Aaj Kal ness…
Look what I came across while reading the GQ.
I had loved his cover shoot. The pictures were so in sync with a fab interview.
I have a soft spot for the particular picture listed below.
You’re going to find out why very soon.
Meanwhile, do take the poll. Either on twitter or here.
I dig Saif Ali Khan’s style.
With the help of colleagues,
I have answers to so many questions.
I shall go through the archives to link you to some fun style interviews.
Until then, as a tribute to Love Aaj Kal (one of my top rated films),
the original Chuck Taylor Converse shoe (my top rated footwear),
and luck favoured shopping sprees,
a DIY shopping escapade for your eyes only…
If there is a look you really like and want to recreate for yourself,
or you’re looking for a personal shopper to understand your references,
you know I can be of service to you, just leave a comment or contact me via email 🙂