Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is currently enjoying the blockbuster success of his latest release Jawan. The movie has already earned over Rs 200 crores within three days of its release. While the fans are busy hailing the actor for performing high-octane stunts and delivering massy dialogues with ease, his monologue about choosing political leaders after deep consideration has won the hearts of the audience. Having gone through tough times himself, he has left an impact on the audience. Now, an old interview of a veteran journalist has gone viral, where he claims how the actor was mistreated for his success in the 90s.
In the video that was posted on the subreddit Bolly Blinds N Gossip, a veteran journalist is seen revisiting the era when SRK was badly bullied during Bollywood parties, even if he wasn’t present at the event. These claims came as a shock to the internet. He went on to shed light on how the actor used to be hated and pulled down by top actors of the time that belonged to famous ‘filmy families.’ ALSO READ: DID YOU KNOW? Jawan Star Shah Rukh Khan Refused To Work With Underworld In 90s; SRK Told Them ‘Tumhaare Liye Kaam Nahin Karoonga, Main Pathan Hoon’
Quoted by Bollywood Shaadis, the journalist was heard saying, “80-90s me kaise Shah Rukh Khan ko, matlab, almost everybody in Bollywood used to hate. Matlab koi Bollywood party nhi thi ke Shah Rukh ko gaali diye bina khatam hote the. Agar SRK ko pull down nahi kiya uske absence me, me naam nahi lunga, bohat bade top actors the, 2-4 actor the us waqt, jinke jhade bade mazboot thi, filmy families se they.” ALSO READ: Amidst Jawan Release, Sameer Wankhede Wins Rs 25 Crores Bribery Case Involving Shah Rukh Khan’s Son Aryan Khan
He went on to add how they were jealous of the 57-year-old actor’s success. From building a bungalow, Mannat in Bandra from the ground up to giving around 3 blockbuster movies every year, they noticed a ‘power centre shift’ in Bollywood. These shocking claims left the netizens furious. While many pointed out how the only true support system SRK has had was Yash Chopra and Salman Khan’s family, others noted that the actor is till date considered an outsider. Many even expressed how filmmakers Farah Khan and Karan Johar, who owe him their career had pulled back from him when he delivered consecutive flops a few years back.
Well, be as it may these horrible experiences have only made Shah Rukh stronger. He truly has set an example for the audiences by focusing on his work and letting it speak for him rather than giving clarifications for anything that happens in his personal life.
On the work front, SRK will be next seen in Rajkumar Hirani’s Dunki. Starring Taapsee Pannu, the movie is one of the most-awaited projects of SRK till date. His character Pathaan will also be seen making a cameo in YRF’s Tiger 3, co-starring Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Emraan Hashmi.
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