At 41, the life of Shahrukh Khan, it seems, has come a full circle. Two decades ago, a young boy from Delhi suddenly became a household name in India when he got noticed in Fauji (1988) and Circus (1989).
At a time, when television spelt only Doordarshan, the two daily serials that starred Shahrukh Khan became a rage. From the small screen to the big screen, he soon shot to the top and has ruled the film industry and the hearts of many for seventeen years.
He’s has proved that he is not called King Khan for nothing. Whatever he touches turns to gold. And that quite explains the number of endorsements that he has in his kitty.
After his long innings at the box office, he’s back on the small screen with a bang. He is the new host of the next season of Kaun Banega Crorepati on Star Plus.
“I’m not the host but the new ‘dost’ on KBC,” he says as he settles to answer scores of questions and of course, undeniable comparisons with the Big B. “Mr Bachchan is and will always remain an icon. There cannot be his replica. I will follow a certain format of the show and try and add my style to it,” he adds.
Will the show see a different side of the superstar? With the status of being the King Khan, does he miss the interaction with the common man?
“I come from a middle class family and there is no denying the fact that through KBC, I will get to meet the people who have given me all that I have today. It’s the common man who has employed me and now I will get to meet them, chat with them and that is one of the major reasons why I am here,” added King Khan looking young as ever with his clean shaven look post Don.
Now that Shahrukh Khan will be anchoring the quiz show, he was all for answers on Monday. With the media quizzing him on every aspect of life, he floored one and all with his witty answers. So what about his dress code for the show?
“How about a Tarzan style?” pat came the answer. And how did he plan to add his style quotient to the show? “Well, I’ll introduce the show as KKKKBC,” he joked. In an answer to a journalists query of whether he considered his journey as the Badshaah is over, think again.
“Relax, my film career is not over and as far as the Badshaah is concerned, there cannot be another one till the ruling one abdicates! I am not going anywhere. In fact, I am coming right into the drawing rooms of every house.”