Shah Rukh Khan is one of the richest celebrities in the world. He stands out not only for his massive fan following in the cinema but also for his earnings. His transition from television to movies has made him the ‘Bollywood Badshah‘ and the ‘King of Romance.’
In today’s scenario, Shah Rukh Khan has faced many challenges. It is mainly due to his mother’s health issues. Yet, he is Shah Rukh Khan of today. He has crossed the age of 58 as the Bollywood Badshah. Let’s explore some of the movies that have crowned Shah Rukh Khan as the ‘Bollywood Badshah.’
Baazigar: For those who haven’t seen ‘Baazigar,’ Shah Rukh Khan is the one word that describes it. He acted opposite Kajol in this movie, directed by Abbas-Mustan. The movie was a Bollywood blockbuster. It was created based on the Hollywood movie ‘A Kiss Before Dying.’ The film received Filmfare Awards in various categories after its release.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge: Bollywood’s most successful romantic movie, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.’ This time, Shah Rukh Khan starred opposite Kajol. The movie won 10 Filmfare Awards along with various accolades. The film narrates a beautiful love story. It still holds records in Bollywood cinema. Besides commercial success, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ established Shah Rukh as a superstar.
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Karan Arjun: In 1995, Shahrukh Khan achieved another blockbuster, ‘Karan Arjun.’ It was made on the concept of reincarnation. In this film, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh appeared together. They played the roles of two brothers. Shah Rukh acted opposite Kajol. Some scenes and dialogues from the movie are still iconic for Bollywood movie lovers.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: A cinema of a beautiful romantic tale, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.’ Here, Shahrukh Khan starred opposite Kajol. He played the role of Rahul Khanna opposite Kajol’s Anjali. The film received several accolades and awards. The iconic scenes and dialogues from the movie remain popular with Bollywood fans.
Devdas: When Sanjay Leela Bhansali announced the making of the movie ‘Devdas,’ many were amazed. Prior to this, Dilip Kumar had played the role in Bollywood. However, Shahrukh Khan made a remarkable place for himself as Devdas. Besides, Shah Rukh essayed the tragic character with excellence. This added to his reputation as the ‘Bollywood Badshah.’
Following that, movies like ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho,’ ‘Swades,’ ‘Chak De India,’ ‘My Name Is Khan,’ and ‘Zero’ joined Shah Rukh’s long and successful career. Although he has had some flops, he made a grand comeback with ‘Pathan,’ establishing himself once more as the ‘King of Romance.’