Shah Rukh Khan is called King Khan for a reason.
Shah Rukh Khan has tasted failures and success alike. Once at an event in Bangalore, he had this to say about failure:
“Success imparts no wisdom, failure teaches you everything. Failure is very important. Fear of failure will make you pragmatic. It will make you logical in your thinking”
Now you know why he is known for his wit, don’t you? We took a look at his career and it is exactly why there is only one King Khan in Bollywood.
With ‘Darr’ becoming a blockbuster in 1993, King Khan came with ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ and ‘Anjaam’ in 1994 that performed below expectations at the B.O. Then he delivered ‘Karan Arjun’ with Salman Khan and it was a hit.
Did you know 2 films starring Shah Rukh Khan released on the same day in 1995? Unfortunately, both didn’t perform well. In October came ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge‘ and rest is history.
‘Koyla’ and ‘Chaahat’ were both low performers at the Box Office. It was ‘Yes Boss’ that earned moolah that year.
After giving hits like ‘Pardes’ and ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’, ‘Duplicate’ and the critically acclaimed ‘Dil Se’ did not perform well at the B.O. Then we learned pyaar dosti hai in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai‘.
‘Baadshah’ and ‘Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani’ failed to create the magic. ‘Mohabbatien‘ swept awards and moolah too!
‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham‘ was the winner that year.
From 2002 to 2004, there wasn’t a single flop the King delivered. ‘Swades’ although a critically acclaimed movie wasn’t enough to get the audience to the theatres. ‘Paheli’ remained a paheli at the B.O. ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna‘ was an average movie. Then came along Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Don‘ and changed the game.
Shah Rukh Khan didn’t taste another failure till ‘FAN’ in 2016, that in itself says a lot about the megastar. Having said that, the fate of ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ was sad. We’re surely going to see King Khan conquer again soon. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments below.