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SRK on 25 years of DDLJ: I’m shy with ladies, didn’t know how I’d say romantic bits

Written by Arushi Jain
| New Delhi |

October 20, 2020 3:40:36 pm


Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. (DDLJ). (The Press Reporter archive picture)

Shah Rukh Khan, who is commonly addressed because the King of Romance in Bollywood, as soon as had doubts about taking part in a romantic hero in motion pictures. He felt awkward in romancing his main girls and saying these mushy dialogues. Additionally, SRK believed he was not ‘good-looking’ or ‘chocolaty’ sufficient to be forged in a romantic function.

On the event of 25 years of iconic Bollywood movie Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, which cemented Shah Rukh’s place because the romance king within the Hindi movie trade, the actor shared, “Raj was not like something I had achieved. Earlier than DDLJ, there was Darr, Baazigar, Anjaam—movies by which I had portrayed unfavourable characters. Additionally, I all the time felt that I wasn’t reduce out to play any romantic sort of character. So, after I was introduced with the chance by Adi (Aditya Chopra) and Yash (Chopra) ji of essaying the function, I used to be excited to work with him however had no thought the best way to go about it and likewise if I’d be capable to do it properly.”

“I used to be advised by many individuals that I appeared unconventional – very completely different from what the notion of a number one man was. I did really feel, perhaps, not being good-looking sufficient — or as they known as it then ‘chocolaty’ would make me unsuitable for romantic roles. Additionally, I’m very shy and awkward with girls, and I didn’t understand how I’d say all of the loving, romantic bits,” SRK added.

dilwale dulhaniya le jayenge Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan as Simran and Raj in DDLJ. (The Press Reporter archive picture)

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Nonetheless, Shah Rukh Khan took up the function of Raj Malhotra in DDLJ and owned it totally. Individuals fell in love along with his Raj. Other than what Aditya Chopra wrote for the character within the script, “the over the topness” was Shah Rukh’s contribution.

“It was a type of roles that I realised can do with me utilizing a model of my actual self so that you would possibly see some quirks, habits and mannerisms that had been true to my off-screen persona, particularly the sense of humour half,” the 54-year-old actor revealed.

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As we speak, 25 years after the discharge of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Shah Rukh Khan, as soon as a shy man, is struggling to place throughout himself as a ‘macho man’ and ‘not be thought-about romantic and candy’. However that is one battle that the Badshah of Bollywood is “joyful to lose.”

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