Mumbai: It was June 25, 1992 when “Deewana” released, and paved the small-to-big screen way for Shah Rukh Khan, who has earned epithets like ‘Badshah’ and ‘King Khan’ during his glorious journey, and will next be heard in the Hindi dubbed version of “The Lion King”. Thanking his fans on the special day, SRK posted a video on Twitter in which he is riding a bike with hit ‘Deewana’ song ‘Koi na koi chahiye pyaar karne waala’ playing in the background.
He wrote, “Thank you for the awesome 27 years everybody and Thank you Sharad for the bikes!“
Take a look at his post below:
Thank you for the awesome 27 years everybody and Thank you Sharad for the bikes! pic.twitter.com/UMg6k78C06— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 25, 2019
The actor made a humble beginning with theatre in Delhi where he grew up, before he moved to television with shows like “Fauji” and “Circus”, and eventually into the universe of films.
He scored unprecedented success with films like “Darr”, “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, “Dil To Pagal Hai”, “Kal Ho Naa Ho”, “Pardes”, “Swades”, “Chak De! India”, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, “Mohabbatein” and “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…”, “Om Shanti Om”, “Main Hoon Na” and “My Name Is Khan”, in which he showcased his range as an actor.
In the past few years, he has featured in projects like “Fan”, “Raees”, “Dilwale”, “Jab Harry Met Sejal” and “Zero”.
“Zero” was an experiment for Shah Rukh as he played a vertically challenged man. It failed to work, and left the superstar contemplating over what went wrong.
The actor is currently working on the television show “TED Talks 2”, and as far as his film projects are concerned, in a recent interview to China Global Television Network during a visit to Beijing, he had said: “I haven’t decided what I will do next. I thought I will take a few months off and try and work on what I want to do because it’s very important for me to be most excited about it.
“I have worked for 30 years, I work 16 hours a day, so if it doesn’t excite you in the morning, you should not wake up.
“At my stage, when I have worked in over 80 films, have done some satisfactory roles and have made a career out of what I do, I should be like I don’t want to get up and go if it’s not going to be an absolutely, stunning, scintillating and exciting day as an actor.
“So, right now I don’t have anything that’s stunning, scintillating and exciting, If I will have it, I will start working on it.“
The failure of his films has not affected the love that he receives from his fans, who took to social media with full gusto to post messages and tributes with the hashtag ’27GoldenYearsOfSRK’ which was trending on Twitter.
We have never thanked SRK enough for Proving us the power of an outsider,that is why Raj,Ayushman all idolizes him, for showing us an actor can play both hero and villain. for discovering romance, for Using high quality VFX in his films and many more????#SRK#27GoldenYearsOfSRK pic.twitter.com/yzdkVDoZFL— Mohabbatein (@sidhartha0800) June 25, 2019
Thank You for being SRK @iamsrk
Thank you all wonderful Movies, songs, dialogue n Everything.
” Sir, bhot shareef sa lagata hai, Call me DON” Waiting for Don3#27YearsOfKingOfBollywood #27GoldenYearsOfSRK pic.twitter.com/YsOLoHe1hi— धीरज जोशी???????? (@DheerajJoshi04) June 25, 2019
World’s biggest movie star has completed 27 yrs today
So, it’s necessary for whole world to celebrate this day#27YearsOfKingOfBollywood #27GoldenYearsOfSRK pic.twitter.com/7OrUBidYqv— Kabir (@KabirrKhan_) June 25, 2019
No one knows how these 27 years passed but you, and the way you lived them through. Glad to be alive in a time to witness someone as amazing as you. Love, always. ???? #27GoldenYearsOfSRK— Ashu (@AshwiniDodani) June 25, 2019
#27GoldenYearsOfSRK pic.twitter.com/F5h7v2BZnv— Lt.col M.S Dhoni (@Himansh87992489) June 25, 2019
Sayad hi kisi star ko SRK jitni mohabbat mili hai fans seLekin Ye bhi sach hai ki SRK se jyada koi star apne fans se mohabbat nhi karta#27YearsOfKingOfBollywood #27GoldenYearsOfSRK pic.twitter.com/KvrVddlJR0
— King Khan (@KingKhann21) June 25, 2019
Most talented and veteran actor shahrukh khan completes 27 years in hindi cinema #27GoldenYearsOfSRK iam big thankful to god for give birth to shahrukh https://t.co/64JOxwT4LJ you @iamsrk pic.twitter.com/O2GSxxnAHa— Prabudh Kishore (@PrabudhKishore) June 25, 2019
His fans had also come in hordes outside his house Mannat on the festival of Eid earlier this month, and he was joined by popular global personality David Letterman who got a glimpse of the stardom SRK enjoys in the country.
SRK had shot with Letterman for his Netflix chat show.
In his personal life, Shah Rukh is married to Gauri Khan and they are proud parents of three children — sons Aryan and AbRam and daughter Suhana.
Shah Rukh has teamed up with Aryan, who rightfully voices Simba in “The Lion King”.
In hindsight, the actor says that as a youngster he had “small dreams and wishes” like buying a home and a car but later realised that his dreams had gone “beyond” his imagination.
“I had never thought of being what I am today… like people say ‘legendary’, ‘mythical’ or ‘The Shah Rukh Khan’ kind of a feeling. I never thought that my name would become an adjective, which people will use to describe things — ‘Shah Rukh kind of boy’, ‘Shah Rukh kind of romance’,” he had said in an interview to IANS.
(Inputs added in IANS copy)