Bollywood’s iconic superstar, Shah Rukh Khan, once made a prediction about Bollywood’s future that no one saw coming. 10 years ago, in an interview, Shah Rukh Khan predicted that audiences would lose interest in traditional Bollywood movies – the recent trend that left many big production houses worried. Read more to know.
After a four-year hiatus following “Zero,” SRK made a triumphant return with “Pathaan,” a box-office sensation that shattered records, solidifying its status as one of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters. How SRK returned to the top after being written off because of his consistent flops is quite inspiring.
Shah Rukh Khan: The Trend-Setter
What truly distinguishes Shah Rukh Khan is not just his captivating films but his unwavering courage to embrace risk and innovation. While many superstars prioritize box-office calculations, SRK has consistently been a fearless trendsetter, consistently leading the way.
In a candid interview from the past, Shah Rukh Khan foresaw the evolving audience taste. In 2011, he expressed his desire to be remembered for contributions beyond acting, producing, or dancing. He aspired to leave a lasting impact by revolutionizing the industry through technological advancements. His VFX-laden superhero project, “Ra.One,” laid the foundation of VFX in Bollywood.
Shah Rukh Khan Predicted Audiences Will Lose Interest In Bollywood Movies 10 Yrs Ago
During an interview with Preity Zinta, Shah Rukh Khan had already predicted the contemporary trend of waning interest in Bollywood movies. While this trend may have surprised many, Shah Rukh Khan foresaw it and took proactive steps to enhance the quality of Bollywood cinema.
“The industry has given me so much,” Shah Rukh stated. “I want to leave a mark beyond playing a villain, romancing heroines, and dancing well. I did that for myself. But I want people to look back and think of me when they think about VFX in Indian films. ‘You know that guy Shah Rukh, world-famous Aryan’s dad? It was him.'”
He continued, “I want to leave something in this industry which is beyond films, and it takes our films worldwide. I can control the technology; that was one reason I made ‘Ra.One.'” He also said that he is friends with some of the biggest filmmakers, but they’re “quite foolish” as they only want to make films on romance.
As SRK’s upcoming project, “Jawan,” is about to hit theatres, the whole nation is excited for the high-octane action thriller. From compelling dialogues to a talented star cast, the expectations are already soaring. Many have claimed that the film will surpass the success of “Pathaan.” Are you eagerly anticipating “Jawan”? Share your thoughts in the comments below.