Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan Told Us A ‘Secret’ About Why He Signed Darr And Baazigar

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January 22, 2017

Shah Rukh Khan, a self-made actor if ever there was one, told NDTV a 'secret' about his beginnings in Bollywood. "This is a secret, I've never said this on any interview," Shah Rukh Khan said on Spotlight about the real reason he signed films like Baazigar and Darr early in his career.

January 22, 2017

Shah Rukh Khan, a self-made actor if ever there was one, told NDTV a 'secret' about his beginnings in Bollywood. "This is a secret, I've never said this on any interview," Shah Rukh Khan said on Spotlight about the real reason he signed films like Baazigar and Darr early in his career.

Just a year after his big screen debut in 1992's Deewana, 26-year-old SRK was cast as the antihero in Baazigar and Darr and then again in 1994's Anjaam. These were star-making roles and now, some 25 years on, SRK has been feted for those career-defining decisions so many years ago. But by SRK's own account, it wasn't because he was being 'gutsy' that he ended up being cast as Baazigar's vengeful Vicky/Ajay or the obsessed Rahul of Darr.

Shah Rukh Khan Told Us A 'Secret' About Why He Signed Darr And Baazigar "The reasons I agreed to do roles which the other guys were saying no to (for whatever their mindset was), a Darr or a Baazigar, was because I thought I'm not good-looking enough to be a hero, so let me just get a villain's job. I didn't do it because I was gutsy or because I knew I could pull it off, I'm such a great actor," Shah Rukh Khan, 51, said on Spotlight.

One of his directors (whom SRK refused to name) told him, "You're so ordinary and ugly looking, I can use you for anything." And that suited Shah Rukh Khan just fine just so long as he got to act.

'I took on roles because I just wanted to act. It didn't make any difference if I was going to become Rishi Kapoor or Amitabh Bachchan, it didn't matter if I became Salman Khan or Aamir Khan – they were already working here. I just wanted to act because I thought I know a bit of it," he said.

You don't have to be good-looking of gifted or connected, SRK said – he doesn't think he is any of this. "Don't worry about the outside world having assumptions and criteria," he advised a young audience on Spotlight.

His days of playing the antihero aren't behind him yet. Shah Rukh Khan returns to shades of grey in his new film Raees, starring as a boot-legger and criminal figure in 1980s Gujarat. Raees co-stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and opens on January 25.


Courtesy: NDTV