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SRK’s Jawan grips the nation

The response to Jawan has been historic and unprecedented. It has shattered all the box-office records and is on its way to creating new unimaginable records. Though it was expected that the movie would do great business considering SRK’s fan following, what is unprecedented is that it has gone beyond all expectations. Atlee has presented SRK on the massiest avatar possible that no other director could have done till now.

SRK has not only reinvigorated Bollywood with a fresh lease of life, he has established that there is no star bigger than him. The records that he is creating are literally insurmountable.

Jawan is expected to do unimaginable numbers and is expected to rewrite the record books. Pandits are unsure as the eventual numbers can be beyond any predictions. The movie has gripped and stirred the conscious of the nation. Time will only tell what will be it’s final business.

This is the era where SRK rules. He has become bigger than the game itself.

Will Pathan be a hit?

It’s been only 2 days for the release of Pathan and the hysteria is simply building big with each passing day. I don’t know if the controversies surrounding the film have benefitted or dented it, but I think that people have now started speaking up against all the nonsense they were earlier simply ignoring or not giving a hoot. For each vocal hateful person, I believe we have many well-minded people who were earlier silent. I just believe the good people have now become more vocal and have taken charge for good. I think SRK is going to become the No.1 star again for the following reasons:

SRK represents all things good

We very well know that the controversies around his movies are nothing but the manifestation of hatred towards him. We know how he has been deliberately targeted. Any sane minded person (fan or otherwise) can look through the designs of such hate campaigns. However, the problem with hate is that it is not intelligent. It is often plain stupid and self-destructive. I believe now we are entering a stage where the negativity is being exposed for what it is. Positivity will take over. And is taking over.

SRK is not just an actor. Pathan is not just a movie

SRK represents an ideology. He is the definition of success. He is all things good. So, consequently, he is the only one (or I would say most qualified) who can fight this hate. If what I believe is correct (that people are becoming smart and are seeing through hate and are fed up with it and are willing to stand with good) then there is no one better than SRK to place their bets on. A success of Pathan will be viewed as the defeat of negativity that has apparently engulfed Bollywood.

Only SRK can save Bollywood

With all the right credentials, I believe SRK is very well placed to resurrect himself as the biggest superstar of Bollywood. His haters have only reinvigorated his fanbase. I think the more he is targeted, the bigger he will become. Compared to all the other actors (no offence meant), he seems to be the one who can ride the Bollywood out of this storm. And most of us so dearly want him to be successful in that.

SRK makes a comeback with Pathan

SRK is making a comeback to cinema after 4 years with a mass entertainer. His haters have already created controversies around the movie which is best not to be talked about. Talking about the controversy amounts to giving it cognisance which is a sheer waste of intellect. So, let’s begin by talking about the trailer. To me, the trailer looks very promising, in particular, SRK’s dialogue delivery is awesome. I always wondered why he didn’t do action movies which were being so successful for the past few years. Many actors, such as Salman, Ajay or Akshay were dishing out these masala entertainers, and the films were working. I understand, SRK wanted to not jump into the bandwagon and create what he felt would appeal to the audience. He experimented with movies like Fan (which I believe should have at least been a hit if not a blockbuster) but audiences were somewhat not very forthcoming. Fans of SRK who are questioning about his movie choices now (sticking to formula films) must question about their own movie choices when it comes to movie consumption or the larger interest of the India movie goers. SRK is creating what works and he will certainly infuse his magic in even a commercial potboiler.

The problem with SRK is his acting skills. He aces both commercial as well as artistic roles way to well. Remember he comes from a theatre background. Now he has become a world-renowned superstar but deep within I think he is still a theatre actor. And people know this. This seems to be a problem-of-plenty to me for both SRK and audiences (his fans) alike. He seems to be too good for a commercial masala entertainer in which probably a Salman or Akshay would perfectly fit in (given their limited acting prowess). Also, when he does an off-beat experiment, it doesn’t fit well with the grand image of the biggest superstar in the world. So, what does SRK do?

As a fan, if you ask me, then I would want SRK to do masala entertainers. Remember, successful people don’t do different things, they do things differently. I bet if SRK would have done action movies when Salman was taking off with movies like Dabang, he would have had many hits under his belt. He is a true actor who can ace any role with conviction. I just wish SRK stops experimenting too much and sticks to formula films because am sure the actor within him will shine bright even in a formula film. He needs to do justice to his acting skills as well as the grand image of the superstar. And I hope that he does.

Shah Rukh Khan on Lata Mangeshkar’s Funeral

Lata Mangeshkar, Bharat Ratna recipient, recently passed away. She left a huge void that is impossible to fill. Many people came to her funeral to offer prayers including SRK. Today, am writing this post to exclusively talk about the trolling and bigotry that is on display. It is claimed by few that SRK spat on Lata Mangeshkar’s mortal remains.

How do I feel as an SRK fan?

Pained and disgusted. I don’t know why some people have so much hate for the person. The extreme love and extreme hate that SRK generates, sometimes baffles me. I know most of this hate stems from political reasons, but this political hate is sweeping minds of lot of people. For a true fan, SRK is the idea of love. He is the right guy who does the right thing, and hence deserves love in return. This is how we all have been brought up. That’s why we all connected to SRK. He was us.

What troubles me?

People are trolling a person who is paying homage to a departed soul. We weren’t always like that. We were positive people, by and large. We used to love more than hate or at least we used to value love more. Now, I think, we have become the opposite. We value hate more. We are so colored in our choices and judgements, that we have stopped thinking critically and with love. We simply get swayed with the ideology of hate and we don’t have the faculty to counter or reason it with love.

I can understand people not liking SRK’s acting, movies, or him as an individual but this hate knows no boundaries. Earlier we used to criticize but now we hate. Being respectful is cowardice now. Spewing venom is being expressive and being outspoken. Being good cannot be interpreted other than a weakness. We never give anyone benefit of doubt now. And what troubles me is that this hate is not only manufactured or agenda-driven, but also organic. This speaks volumes of how we are a hate loving society.

If I am walking down a road and I accidentally collide with someone, I say sorry, regardless of whose fault is it, because I know that everyone is walking down some path hurriedly. However, what I see now is that people don’t say sorry, they rather pick up a fight or abuse. I don’t know when we forgot giving people the benefit of doubt. It starts with at least not hating anyone if you don’t love them. It starts with prioritizing love or hate.

Who are these trolls?

SRK seems to be more comfortable with an ideology that is in departure to that of the ruling dispensation. Though he is not an outspoken political person but deep down no one is apolitical. And this is the reason why hate is being spread against him. And it is not about having an opinion that is different than SRK’s. Everyone can have an opinion and can agree or disagree, but the level of discourse or rather hate against anyone reflects how polarized we have become. Can we not step back, clean the slate, and think through?

What happened now?

As a society, we are made to believe that we need to cling on to some ideology to save us from some impending doom. We are made to believe that one ideology is correct and that the other one is wrong. And we create strong opinions based on that. This polarization is simply dividing us all. What I think is that we need to value people more than ideologies, so that we start loving each other more. And when we love each other, we accept our differences. And things start falling in place on their own. That’s what we need to do.