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Being SRK: The ultimate reality TV show
Poonam Saxena, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, July 30, 2009
First Published: 01:36 IST(30/7/2009)
Last Updated: 01:52 IST(30/7/2009)

It’s a job most Indians would die for — shadowing Shah Rukh Khan wherever he goes.

For the last two months, that’s exactly what a TV crew has been doing, following the country’s biggest star from South Africa to America to London to Mumbai — all for the making of a unique six-part series on the actor, to be telecast on lifestyle channel Discovery Travel & Living.

“It’s an inner world-outer world kind of documentary,” said Khan, speaking exclusively to HT. “Hopefully, the parts that people will get to see of me — at work and at other places — will shed some light on how films and film stars work and offer an insight into how I do things.”

Khan said he has got to know the crew quite well (“They have been very unobtrusive”).

For Discovery Travel & Living, this series will be one of the biggest global productions to come out of India and will be shown all over the world. “We haven’t yet decided when we’re going to telecast it or what it’s going to be called,” said Rahul Johri, senior vice-president and general manager – India, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific. “But definitely it will be by next year.”

No star has ever agreed to such scrutiny before. But in Khan’s case, it probably helped that his own production company, Red Chillies, is also involved in the venture. In that sense, this is the ultimate home production.


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