Shah Rukh Khan has completed more than 25 years in the film industry. In these 25 years, the superstar has played different characters. He started off his film journey by playing negative roles; however, after Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, his image completely changed and he got termed as the romantic actor of Bollywood. With time and the kind of films he did, SRK got the title of ‘King of Romance’ from the audience.
With films like DDLJ, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Veer-Zaara, Mohabbatein, Dil Se, Dil Toh Pagal Hai and many others, he proved that no one can romance on screen the way he does. He has given people their Rahul and Raj who are the epitome of romantic characters in Hindi films. While the audience loves how Shah Rukh opens his arms and makes one feel special just with one glance through his romantic eyes, the actor feels otherwise.
In an interview with Indian Express, SRK was asked if he behaves the way his characters does in film or if his daughter ever meets a guy like Rahul, what they exactly mean to him.
Khan said, “What is the essence of romance? To make somebody feel it at a particular moment in time. Personally, I’m not like that. If I stood with my arms open and sang a song in front of my wife, probably she’d throw me out of the house. I told my daughter, that if a guy meets you and says, ‘Rahul, naam toh suna hoga’, he’s a stalker. If a boy looks at you across a room at a party and says, ‘Aur paas, aur paas’, go kick him in the shins. But in the film, if I’m able to activate an element of innocence and make it attractive, the role gets reinvented by itself.”
In his recently released film ZERO, Shah Rukh Khan has taken romance to another level. The film also stars Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif.