June 1, 2012

SRK: The unabashed and rocking symbol of decadent culture!

When he sees elderly idealistic looking people in the audience, he himself says that he knows he is blamed as the symbol of a decadent culture! In fact I almost jumped with surprise when he said that in one of our IIPM shows, for those were the exact words I heard from my dad just a few hours before entering the venue! Later, he laughed it off saying he knows that’s how parents often look at him!! Actually that’s what sets him apart.. While most stars in Bollywood wouldn’t have ever used the word decadence in their lifetime, SRK can use it upon himself and laugh!

That’s the intellect and spirit that sets the King Khan apart from all his contemporaries. While it often seems he is torn between going the Amitabh way of completely dignified existence or the Salman way of brashness, the fact is that he is just himself! As his supporters vehemently tweeted after the Wankhade stadium incident that he is most caring and soft spoken, specially towards children.. He most certainly is. Till he is poked and irked for no reason, he really is the symbol of dignity. His words, like Amitabh’s, are most articulate, well chosen and educated – proof of his education and continuous reading. The way he cares for his kids only people close to him know and others would have got an idea in the way he had his daughter next to him throughout the tournament and not just post Wankhade.

But then, don’t poke him. Apart from his polite and dignified ways and the fact that he is the only other genuine Superstar India has ever produced since Amitabh; there is no similarity between him and Big B. They belong to two different generations. ‘Waise toh Delhi wala hoon aur logon ko ek mukka deke theek karna bhi aata hai’, Shah Rukh had said in jest another time, yet making a point during the launch of our book Thorns To Competition while elaborating on how he did feel like hitting a lot of people when he entered the industry. And candidly admitting he still does! But he can’t, thanks to where he has reached! Or perhaps I should rephrase his words and say he tries his best not to! But truthfully with the number of people trying to pull him down I am sure at times he is human enough to lose it! However, the fact is that the urge is rare. For he knows how to hit back differently. He himself says that to hit back hard, he decided to change the game. He decided to go on a route that no one had travelled before. He even took up bad-guy roles. And that’s how he hits back hard. He plays a game that others are not into and changes the rules of the game – something that anyone studying his career will vouch for! And that’s been his way to hit back this time to his detractors too! The IPL crown! Not at all a fluke. Very intelligently and passionately drawn up victory. Beginning with the choice of Wasim Akram as the bowling coach to the careful selection of the team, its captain to the calculated risk of angering Kolkata fans by dropping the completely finished Sourav Ganguly.
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14 comments:

Deepak Verma said...

SRK is popular because of his profession.....his fans have nothing to do with his personal life....he is a superstar and no one can deny this fact!!!!

geet said...

Success has many benefits in society but it also has its side effects.......look at Shahrukh and how people have been pulling him down for many years.

Atanu said...

You are right.....SRK has millions of fans worldwide but at the same time he also has many critics who keep pulling him down!

Anand Rawat said...

Success makes an individual egoist......... SRK too is a victim of success.....that's why he catches controversy every where and with everyone.

aaryan said...

Nice article sir....and I totally agree with you....obviously one has to react when someone provokes you!

santosh kumar said...

The media is so much interested in Bollywood stars and the controversies that they can cover the story for the entire day......what about the many controversies involving our so called ministers.....why are the politicians always spared???

Pyush said...

Success brings with itself many things including enemies and critics....this is what has happened with SRK.

Ram said...

Yes this is what I believe.....when you have too many people pulling you down it means you are a successful person.

Smita Nayak said...

If people call it arrogance this is their problem.....for SRK its not arrogance but his spirit.

deepanshu said...

Everyone will react when so many people are after you for no reason.....there is a limit to everything and don't forget that Shahrukh is also a human and has every right to express himself.

suman kumari said...

I'm a huge SRK fan.....this man is an inspiration for many,including me!

Nisha said...

I don't think shahrukh is wrong if he shows the kind of attitude that he does.....look at his achievements and remember he had no one to support him in the initial days....hats off to the superstar!

sonika said...

I was really disappointed with the way the entire media was after him after the wankhede incident....no one actually knows what went wrong and still go on criticizing someone for no reason.

Rohan said...

No wonder Shahrukh has been a superstar for decades.....we have not witnessed anyone better than him after Amitabh Bachchan for ages now.

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