Why Shah Rukh Khan’s Biggest Flop Is His Best Film
First of all, calling Fan (released on April 14, 2016) one of Shah Rukh Khan’s biggest flops is a bit of a misnomer. When King Khan himself has such box-office failures like Jab Harry Met Sejal and most recently Zero, Fan doesn’t seem like the worst choice in the world. But what makes it worthy of being called a flop, is not the disappointment it caused at the box-office, but rather the disappointment it caused for his fans. While Shah Rukh has found his fame thanks to swoon-worthy romancing on the big screen, Fan was a film that had none of the usual doting stares and wide-open arms that we’ve come to expect from him. It didn’t even have any of the enigmatic action hero that we saw in Don. Instead, what we got was a psychological thriller that did the unthinkable: suggest Shah Rukh Khan was human.
Let’s get the plot out of the way. Fan follows the life of Gaurav Chandna, a young boy who is a die-hard fan of actor Aryan Khanna. Both characters are played by Shah Rukh Khan, though he underwent prosthetics and makeup to play Gaurav in a way that the character still looked like Shah Rukh but moulded with different clay. As the film progresses, Gaurav’s obsessive actions towards Aryan lead to a clash between the two as Gaurav seeks revenge for what he deems as ill treatment by his idol.
What transpires is a story and experience that goes into the psyche of not just an obsessive fan but also the successful actor. It is clear enough that Gaurav’s extreme love for Aryan is a destructive one, to himself and to others. Yet when you see that ending shot – of Aryan about to turn away from his crowd of adoring fans but then turning back with renewed respect when he remembers Gaurav – we get an insight into how public figures can be risen up and then quickly broken down again. It is by no means random that the story is of a fan that looks almost exactly like his idol.
In a figurative and literal way, Fan shows us we can be our own worst enemy and the dangers of forgetting where we come from. After all, the motive of Gaurav’s revenge is the perspective that Aryan had no respect for who brought him the success he has now: his fans.
Even teasers for the film played up to the theme of conflicting identities. One started off like an inspirational documentary based on the life of Shah Rukh, the star. Shots of his megastar success juxtaposed with him winning his first ever acting award fill the screen, set against a sentimental tune. Gaurav narrates the joy and happiness that his “God” has brought him, simply by existing. At this point, it looks like a sweet, light-hearted film about a young boy and his admiration for a man whose stardom is astronomical. Then the title screen appears, showing the word ‘FAN’ in bright red, block letters made up of several photos of characters in the film, similar to how Gaurav’s room is patterned with pictures of Aryan Khanna. The title begins to fracture, on the brink of shattering, a representation of how Gaurav’s mentality steadily breaks down throughout the film.
The most interesting part of the film is how Shah Rukh practically parodies himself. While it’s obvious enough that Aryan Khanna is based on his real life persona, there are other factors that are included in the character that make you stop and think, “Wow, that’s really true to life.” Aryan Khanna is shown being invited to perform at the wedding of a billionaire’s daughter, having a wax figure of himself unveiled at Madame Tussauds and being frisked by the London police for a crime that he did not commit but Gaurav did. The former two are very much true to life, with the latter being a clear reference to Shah Rukh’s less-than-stellar experience at American airports. During a speech at Yale University, he had famously said, “Whenever I start feeling arrogant about myself, I always take a trip to America. The immigration guys kick the star out of stardom.” Yet another quip of how easily our stars can be taken down a notch just as easily as they can be put on a pedestal.
Finally, there’s the fact that Shah Rukh Khan was doing a double role in the film. One could argue that this casting was needed. The entire point of the revenge that takes place is because Gaurav is able to impersonate Aryan and thus destroy his life. But there is something deeper behind it. Maybe Shah Rukh was taking this opportunity to remind the viewers, even himself, that he wasn’t always ‘King Khan.’ That he was once a ‘common man’ like the rest of us before success took him into a stratosphere different to ours. But at the end of the day, it is a common man, the one who criticises his films, trolls him online and who can lose interest in him that ultimately could bring him back down.
It is understandable why Fan didn’t work. The film teeter-tottered between genres too much to commit to a certain audience. It wasn’t enough action and thriller for the masala movie-goers to enjoy and it wasn’t deeply psychologically-explorative enough for the more indie film buffs. But it can and must be respected for what it set out to do: portray one of the most powerful names in Bollywood as not just a name, but a man.
Perhaps years later, Fan will be treated in a different light by critics and SRK fans alike who tore it apart when it released.
4 Years Of ‘Fan’: Can Shah Rukh Khan Experiment Like This Again, Please?
Say whatever you want to say about the man Shah Rukh Khan but you have to admit that when he experiments, he experiments hard. He usually follows a pattern of doing one incredibly out-there movie which will expand the horizons of Bollywood filmmaking. Then he is going to return to the masala entertainer. In the last decade, he has done it thrice. There was Ra.One, followed by Don 2, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Chennai Express, Happy New Year, and Dilwale. Then there was Fan, followed by Dear Zindagi, Raees, and Jab Harry Met Sejal. And then there was Zero (oof!). But since it is the movie’s four-year anniversary and because it is the best experiment SRK has ever done, let’s go back to Fan.
I distinctly remember the build-up to the Maneesh Sharma written and directed Shah Rukh Khan fiesta. When I saw the trailer, I was riveted. Yes, there were a few comparisons to The Fan, starring Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes. But it was brushed aside because we were talking about the Shah Rukh Khan, or at least the cinematic version of him. We were talking about the craziness of SRK’s fandom being portrayed by the man himself. We were talking about Stephen King’s Misery on steroids. This wasn’t comparable to anything that was done before and is likely to be done again. This was self-analysis of, as SRK likes to call it, the myth of Shah Rukh Khan on the goddamn big screen. And I took all this anticipation into the theatre and came out of it very confused.
Oh yes. Remember when the discourse around Bollywood movies wasn’t so binary. You could both like and hate a movie. What a concept! But I digress.
I was confused because Fan had an incredibly strong first half. It aptly captured the manic, obsessive attraction that Shah Rukh Khan invites. I love his on-screen persona. I love his off-screen persona (or the parts that we get to see). I am surely going to be nervous around him. But I don’t think I am going to give my life or take one for him. Hence I can’t relate with the people who would go to such lengths. However, Khan does and so does Sharma, and you can see that understanding in every frame of the first half. It shows how a lack of identity and confidence can make people latch on to a larger-than-life personality. It shows how someone’s love can turn toxic and make them think that they’ve some kind of ownership over the people they love. It showed all the grey shades of being a fan and being a star to such fans. And then all this finesse was thrown out of the window for chase sequences and non-sensical trickery.
So, then why do I want to Shah Rukh to experiment as he did in Fan? Because cinema is undergoing a trend where people in the entertainment industry are introspecting and retrospecting about their filmography. Keanu Reeves has done it with John Wick. Martin Scorsese has done it with The Irishman. Quentin Tarantino has done it with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Guy Ritchie has done it with The Gentlemen. Shia LaBeouf has done it with Honeyboy. However, no one in India has dared to do something even remotely on the lines of what the aforementioned people have done. No one has the balls to attempt it, let alone pull it off. Except Shah Rukh Khan and Fan is proof of that. Yes, he’ll need to be smart about the tone of how he’s going to analyse his filmography or something specific he has done. He might have to trust his writers to do the heavy lifting. He might have to learn some new tricks. But I firmly believe that only SRK can do the kind of experiment he has done again.
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Now, you might say that that’s a very sweeping statement and that I should be more specific about what I want SRK to do. Well, don’t worry, I have an answer for that. Since he has already analysed the kind of fandom he has created in Fan, I’d want to see his perspective of love. Even more specific? I want to see his perspective on the genre of romance he has created, the standard of romance he has set (both negative and positive), and how it should be reconstructed so that people don’t suffer from unrealistic expectations. How about that? The unbeaten king of romance deconstructing romance. Just imagine. He came close to doing it in Dear Zindagi but that film belonged to Alia and was more about life in general. I want him to get to the core of what’s making and breaking relationships and draw the line between reel and real romance. And although he has nothing to prove now, I desperately want him to explore the grey path that mainstream Bollywood has long strayed away from.
In conclusion, I want to say that Shah Rukh, please come back. It has been two years since you’ve graced the silver screen. You’ve taken a well-deserved sabbatical for doing an experiment. Now, it’s time to come back with another. Please. We miss you.
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Shah Rukh Khan Explains the Difficulties of Filming Fan
Shah Rukh Khan in a still from Fan.
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan said that he felt incompetent while filming Maneesh Sharma’s Fan.
In Fan, Shah Rukh plays superstar Aryan Khanna as well as his crazy fan Gaurav.
Shah Rukh, 50, believes that without Maneesh’s guidance, he would not have been able to do justice to the character of Gaurav.
“I won’t say it was easy because I was playing a movie star, the way I do in real life. So, it doesn’t take you away from the real world. Maneesh and the whole team had a great understanding of how Gaurav was. 50 percent of what you see in Gaurav is a physical transformation– prosthetics and VFX have been used. 100 per cent Gaurav is Maneesh’s vision. I don’t think I have done 100 percent of what Maneesh may have wanted because he was very clear about it,” said Shah Rukh.
Shah Rukh said that he is fine with taking credit for a lot of characters, which he had played in his career, but for this particular role he had to go by the thought process which Maneesh had.
“I wouldn’t have been able to play the role. I just knew the superficiality of Fan before Maneesh told me the depth and how well understood was Gaurav. If I achieve what Maneesh wants, then I will be very happy. I don’t know what I was playing. I was just following Maneesh’s instructions,” added Shah Rukh.
Shah Rukh was all praises for Maneesh and his team.
“I was the oldest one on the set. All these kids were very patient with me. Wearing the prosthetics wasn’t easy. I used to get irritated as the sweat used to stick on the face. But they did bear with me. We have worked very hard so that it does not look unreal. Also, as I am a known face, it is not easy to play a 50-year-old and then do a more than half-age character,” said Shah Rukh.
Shah Rukh also shared that the character of Aryan Khanna will not have any flamboyance.
“It is a very personal journey of Aryan. We have not shown him as flamboyant. He is shown like how I will be at home with people around. Aryan has a lot of depth,” said Shah Rukh.
“The technology, special effects and the make-up used in the movie is the first of its kind in the world. After Fan, everybody will look up to Hindi films in the terms of what we can go with visual effects and make-up,” added Shah Rukh. (Also Read: Shah Rukh ‘Always Wanted to Play’ Dilli Ka Munda But Never Got a Chance)
Fan will release on April 15.
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Fan box office collection: Shah Rukh Khan’s film has earned this amount of money in 5 days
Shah Rukh Khan fans might not be all too happy with the way their superstar’s latest release, Fan, is progressing at the box office in India. The Maneesh Sharma-directed film hasn’t seen much growth at the ticket windows after its first three days. On its fifth day too, Fan is supposed to have earned about Rs 6 crore.
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The film opened to a fabulous Rs 19.2 crore on April 15. Over the next two days, it saw a business of Rs 15.4 crore on Saturday, followed by Rs 17.75 crore on Sunday. On Monday, the box-office figures were pretty disappointing as far as the business of an average Shah Rukh Khan film is concerned.
Fan earned Rs 6.05 crore on its fourth day at the box office, taking the total to Rs 58.4 crore. On its fifth day at the theatres, Fan has been able to earn only about Rs 6 crore, according to early estimates. That takes the total collection of the film to about Rs 64 crore in five days.
Shah Rukh Khan’s last release, Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale, had been able to cross the Rs 100-crore mark in India in just a week of its release. However, if the trade trends are anything to go by, Fan doesn’t seem to be able to make it to the Rs 100-crore club in India very soon.
The film hit the screens on April 15 this year, and received generally positive reviews from critics. For the first two-three days, the business of Fan too was in tandem with the rave reviews that the film received. However, over the next two days, the film hasn’t been able to do anything phenomenal at the box office.
Fan is the first of Shah Rukh’s two releases this year. Khan will next be seen on the big screen in Rahul Dholakia’s Raees that is slated for an Eid 2016 release.
Shah Rukh’s Fan is a tribute from the actor to his fans. The film revolves around the lives of superstar Aryan Khanna, modelled on Shah Rukh himself, and Gaurav Chandna, Aryan’s die-hard fan. Both the roles are essayed by Khan. Apart from SRK, Fan also has Deepika Amin, Yogendra Tikoo, Waluscha de Sousa, Sayani Gupta and Shriya Pilgaonkar in key roles.
Is ‘Fan’ SRK’s best movie yet?
One of the most-awaited films of the year has finally hit silver screens and critics can’t stop raving about superstar SRK’s endearing performance!
Fan had upped the excitement of all Shah Rukh Khan fans as it stars the ace actor in a double role. He is not only playing the fan, Gaurav, but is also acting as the star Aryan Khanna, in Maneesh Sharma’s film.
While many critics are drawing parallels between the obsession of Gaurav, Ajay Sharma (Baazigar) and Rahul (Darr), others believe the superstar has redeemed his stardom by taking the risk that many mainstream stars would never take.
Here’s what they have to say!
SRK wins it all in this gamble! He has won back his die-hard fans. Just with his sheer effort of making something that any mainstream superstar would never imagine risking, he has redeemed himself.
Fan is different for him. His dedication is hard to miss. As Gaurav, he is flawless. As the superstar Aryan Khanna, he is flawed. No matter what Gaurav does, you are compelled to believe he is faultless. It is not often that one of his King Khan’s characters overpower him in a film, but Gaurav does.
For the first hour of the film, director Maneesh keeps the story moving smoothly. But it eventually suffers from over-plotting and a grievous lack of logic. The film exhausts you eventually.
The plague of the second half does its best to mar the noble intentions behind the movie, but eventually SRK saves the day.
‘Fan’ trailer bound to give you the creeps
A double dose of a Bollywood superstar intent on pushing himself into new zones as an actor makes for a passably watchable spectacle in Fan.
The film might, however, have yielded decidedly more than just superficial delights had the director not resorted to standard means to wrap up his tale of an obsessed movie fan run amok.
Also, for a song-less Hindi film, Fan needed to be much shorter than it is. At its nearly two-and-a-half-hour length, it overstays its welcome by at least 30 minutes.
Fan works for the most part because it has the fabulous SRK act as a ‘young’ star-struck boy. His energetic performance is worth the price of the ticket – if not more.
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Fan is a triumph. Shah Rukh Khan is played to all his strengths, and he plays it just right, gliding in and out of the star and the fan, creating distinct identities and outlines in one scene, and blurring the lines just so in the next.
There are a few contrivances which make you go hmm, and you can see the end coming too, before it does. But the rest of it is so good that you let it pass.
But this is an out-and-out Shah Rukh Khan show, in which the star proves again, after a too-long gap, that he can greenlight roles completely out of his comfort zone, and deliver. It is what’s called a command performance.
Just when you thought Shah Rukh Khan is losing his edge, he makes a comeback. And how! Going back to his early acting days, where twisted characters gave him his big break, Bollywood’s king of romance still has what it takes to give you the creeps.
Though one of the better Shah Rukh Khan scripts in years, Fan is not devoid of loopholes, but it still makes for a thrilling watch.
Maneesh gives Khan a chance to be self-indulgent in a film that celebrates his Darr-Baazigar-Anjaam days. In a way, Sharma demands the superstar to surpass his previous hit roles. But Shah Rukh walks a tight rope, for he plays both an ageing superstar and a no-name nobody.
Though Fan is irrational at times, it keeps the adrenaline pumping all 143-minutes of the movie. Also, the idea of keeping it a song-less film works because that keeps the over dramatic tone from seeping in.
Logic may not be its strong point, but Shah Rukh most definitely is; he’s back in his elements after a long time.
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Even B-town’s celebs are starstruck.
That is all.#FAN @iamsrk
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) April 14, 2016
Adrenaline-charged,edge-of-ur-seat,thrilling emotional journey unlike nething uv evr seen!
Maneesh freakin Sharma!Uff!!🔥
🎥 #FAN #gamechanger
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) April 14, 2016
SRK IS FAN, AND FAN IS SRK. He becomes Gaurav, Aryan and you forget SRK! But its him 🙂 Surreal experience !!! @iamsrk #Fan
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) April 14, 2016
“Maneesh a genius” is an understatement. Hes not made a film, its an experience. Go watch it guys!!! #fan
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) April 14, 2016
Adrenalin pumping….cinematically brilliant and a huge achievement…[email protected] is absolutely genius and beyond!!! Salute and applaud #FAN
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 15, 2016
@iamsrk creates a character that will be remembered for years ahead….Gaurav in #FAN is a result of the performance extraordinaire of SRK!
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 15, 2016
I cannot even express how amazing @iamsrk is as Gaurav Chandna in #FAN . What a superbly nuanced & complex act. Kudos Maneesh Sharma !
— Mini Mathur (@minimathur) April 14, 2016
While others can’t wait to watch!
YOU are IT, the only one! Always have, always will be. Can’t wait to watch you @iamsrk in #FAN!
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) April 15, 2016
Absolutely excited to watch @iamsrk in & as #FAN. All the best. This one’s going to be a killer one. Love always! ❤
— Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) April 15, 2016
My best wishes to big brother @iamsrk Although I’m his little brother.. I’m also his biggest #Fan ..Guys go and enjoy the Movie #Fan..
— King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) April 15, 2016
Super excited about @iamsrk’s #Fan release today! Can’t wait to see it!
— Emraan Hashmi (@emraanhashmi) April 15, 2016
#FAN today!! go get them @iamsrk .. even the haters.. coz they are just Fans in denial! lovvvv u💗 pic.twitter.com/QlJewPVOoP
— TheFarahKhan (@TheFarahKhan) April 15, 2016
So how many of us ready to watch #FAN Tom? Excited!!
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) April 14, 2016
My dear @iamsrk I’m fed up of staring at this Fan. Dying to watch your #Fan. Good luck for the release. pic.twitter.com/NUSEFfIzYf
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) April 15, 2016
No stay on ‘Fan’; court asks Shah Rukh Khan, Yash Raj Films to respond to copyright case-Bollywood News , Firstpost
The Bombay High Court refused to stay the release of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer film <em>Fan</em> following a suit filed by a writer alleging copyright infringement
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court refused to stay the release of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer film Fan following a suit filed by a writer alleging copyright infringement, but asked the actor and the movies producer Yash Raj Films to file their replies within two weeks.
Fan is scheduled for release on 15 April.
Shah Rukh Khan has reason to smile: Court says no to stay on ‘Fan’ in copyright violation case
Justice Gautam Patel was hearing a suit filed by writer-director Mahesh Doijode, who claimed that he wrote a script, which has similarities with Fan, in 1994 and had registered it with the Film Writers Association under the name Abhineta in 1997.
Doijode claimed he had narrated the story to director Yash Chopra in 1997 when the latter was shooting for his film Dil Toh Pagal Hai. He said Chopra had liked the concept.
He further claimed that following this, in 1998, he narrated the story to Shah Rukh Khan also.
Doijode claimed that Yash Chopra had later asked him to get in touch with Aditya Chopra for further discussion, but nothing materialised.
“However, when I saw the trailer of the movie Fan, I realised it was similar to the script written by me,” he said.
Doijode approached the high court seeking the movie to be stayed pending hearing of his suit, and also sought Rs 25 crore in damages from Shah Rukh Khan and Yash Raj Films.
Justice Patel today refused to stay the release of the movie, but asked the respondents, including Khan and Yash Raj Films, to file their affidavits within two weeks.
Before Booking Your Tickets For Shahrukh Khan Fan Movie, Here Are Some Reviews From The People
The 2 years wait is over. Fan movie is out in theatres.
You will see Shah Rukh Khan in a double role as filmstar Aryan Khanna and as an obsessive fan Gaurav Chandna, who resembles just like him (Aryan Khanna). The obsessive fan, Gaurav beats up an actor who has expressed harsh sentiments for Aryan, Instead of expecting praise from his idol; he was arrested and beaten in jail.
The heartbroken fan plans revenge against him… to be continued in theatre (check out the reviews first)
#ZeroReview#Zero is another star studded let down ths year
Weak story, lacklustre screenplay and sloppy direction turned it into a dud
1st Half GOOD
2nd HALF TERRIBLE#SRK alone cannot carry it to the zenith of being a blockbuster
BAD PHASE of #ShahRukhKhan career CONTINUES
— Rohit Jaiswal (@rohitjswl01) December 21, 2018
Dear Bhai, Although I Am Not With You On This Rakhi, Our Heart Is Still Together, Forever.
Just done watching #Zero ,
After a long time gathered some interest to watch an Srk starrer but the end result is same.
Wasted my 200 bucks. So dull movie.
Makes complete sense why Salman left the movie#ZeroReview
— 🕴️ (@Vipultweets_) December 21, 2018
Audience to srk after watching #Zero #ZeroReview pic.twitter.com/8nrF3BiS0M
— ɓαтмαɴ (@Aamirs_Batman) December 21, 2018
Me After Watching #Zero
Bahut ghatiya picture
Avoid this movie #ZeroReview pic.twitter.com/tTMxCBCXwK
— Aamir Khan✨ (@SRK_leave_blywd) December 21, 2018
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Reaction of your friends when you come back alive from a theatre after watching #Zero #ZeroReview 😂😂😂 pic. twitter.com/HGaKdqXSx0
— ɓαтмαɴ (@Aamirs_Batman) December 21, 2018
Public after watching 10 min #Zero
😂😂😂😂😂#ZeroDay #ZeroReview pic.twitter.com/zQEoShmowY
— Virat Kohli (@thatVIRATIAN_) December 21, 2018
Zero’s first half done… What a fun 🙂 , SRK’s Up touch is awesome #zero #zerofirsthalf #zeroreview
— nitinrana (@Iamnitinrana) December 21, 2018
3rd class movie😭😂
average picture 😂#ZeroReview #ZeroDay pic.twitter.com/Y28BoRVqak
— Aamir Khan✨ (@SRK_leave_blywd) December 21, 2018
#Zero is a roller coaster entertainer! It has everything which a true blue evergreen bollywood blockbuster has! Nothing short of a masterpiece. ALR has directed it wonderfully! SRK showed us why he is the best. Go ahead and experience this cinematic marvel! 4 STARS. #ZeroReview
— Lokesh Kaduskar (@LokeshKaduskar) December 20, 2018
SRK’s #Zero has its heart in the right place. An Lovely script and powerhouse performances leave you impressed. Must-watch! Zero is a rightly done drama inspired from a challenging life of Dwarfs. Its emotional and spellbinding. It is a perfect end of 2018 ⭐⭐⭐⭐#ZeroReview
— Bling Singh (@Tricky_Singh94) December 20, 2018
Just watched #Zero, the movie was so bad I felt like I should have better spent that time in jail cleaning toilets.
As a compensation I demand SRK to be sent to me for at least 3 nights . #ZeroReview
— Gurmeet Ram Rahim (@RamRahimPapaji) December 20, 2018
#ZeroReview is awesome…. Kya film hain… Aag hai ekdumm..
Ekdum khadak hai 1st half. ..
A grand salute to ShahRukh ji for the vfx…
Emotiom, Vfx har cheez hai…
I love it….
Congrats team in advance…. #Zero
— taran aadarsh (@TaranAadarsh_) December 20, 2018
Snippets from M.P. distributors screenings! #ZeroReview
1st half – The most entertaining 1st half of recent times!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟
2nd half – Crucial part of film. Lots of twists to watch out for.⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟
Climax – EPIC!
Best film of SRK. Best of 2018. All awards to #Zero!
— Isha Agrawal (@ishaAgrawal786) December 19, 2018
First half done.
As expected it has entertainment written all over it. SRK-Anushka scenes are just magical. Zeeshan Ayub is wasted but Katrina’s entry was just wow! #ZeroDay #Zero
— Saurabh Tomar (@Mbatious11) December 21, 2018
Audience reaction today in Mumbai#ZeroDay #ZeroReview #Zero pic. twitter.com/2Bhnf7EaZb
— ACE (@Aazad_Thug) December 21, 2018
Interval : #Zero is the best first half of all the SRK films released…. It has comedy, some great one liners, romance & overall great entertainment…. What i have loved the most is editing there’s no unnecessary or forced scene. VFX is world class!! #ZeroReview #ZeroDay
— Heisenbergᶻᵉʳᵒ (@Obsessedsoul_) December 21, 2018
Public after watching 10 min #Zero
😂😂😂😂😂#ZeroDay #ZeroReview pic.twitter.com/zQEoShmowY
— Virat Kohli (@thatVIRATIAN_) December 21, 2018
#Zero impresses solely because of @AnushkaSharma’s MESMERISING act, @iamsrk’s CHARISMA & #KatrinaKaif’s [email protected]’s screenplay fits audience’s expectations & I’m sure it’s gonna ROCK the Box Office! 🚀🌖@BauuaSingh कमाल कर दिया गुरु आपने! ☺️🤟#ZeroDay @cypplOfficial pic. twitter.com/5N2IWNOiBp
— Ravi Kapoor ☯️ (@RaviKapoor) December 21, 2018
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90,000 Indian Cinema Week will be held in Russia – Rossiyskaya Gazeta
There was a time when, of all foreign cinema in the USSR, films from India were the most active. The audience reveled in intricate Indian melodies, tried to imitate Raj Kapoor, Nargis and other Indian film stars – usually moon-faced and hair-eyed. I especially liked the fact that in Indian cinema they talked little, and sang and danced more – and so they solved all their pressing problems.
Then film prose triumphed on the screens, and Bollywood cinema went into the invisibility zone for us.In general, it is little known in Europe and America, and it lives its own closed life, releasing the largest number of films in the world – up to a thousand films a year. What kind of pictures these are – we can only guess: Bollywood preserves its traditions, and the audience will not let him deviate from the canon: love, songs and dances are an indispensable ritual of the local cinema. Rare examples of auteur cinema are not popular here, and they are the rarest guests at world festivals.
And now, from November 30 to December 7, we will witness and participate in the grandiose Bollywood invasion of Russian screens: Indian films will be shown in 21 cities of the country in the Cinema Park network of cinemas.This unprecedented festival was supported by the Embassy of India in Russia and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Residents of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Ufa, Krasnoyarsk, Chelyabinsk, Perm have an opportunity to get to know Bollywood better. Voronezh, Volgograd, Saratov, Tyumen, Ulyanovsk, Naberezhnye Chelny, Kaliningrad, Stavropol, Belgorod, Vologda, Izhevsk and Surgut. The organizer of the festival, Indian Films, is going to use part of the proceeds from ticket sales for social and cultural programs.
The opening of the Week will take place on November 30 in Moscow in the Riviera shopping and entertainment center, where the film “I swear to you, my love” will be presented by the actor Harshvardhan Rane, and the latest trends in Indian fashion will be demonstrated. The festival program also includes films “Phobia” by Pavan Kripalani, “Happi Escaped” by Madassar Aziz, “Madly in Love” by Raya Anand, “My Bride” by Sharat Katariah, “Sultan” by Ali Abbas Zafar, as well as the cult film of 1995 “The Untrained Bride”. The closing film will be the thriller Fanat by Manish Sharma, which will be released in Russia after the Moscow premiere.
According to Anna Gutovskaya, general director of the festival and producer of Indian Films, the company intends from now on to regularly release popular Indian films of various genres in Russia and the CIS, as well as to distribute Russian films in India.
Shah Rukh Khan – biography, photo, personal life, news, filmography 2021
Shah Rukh Khan is one of the biggest stars of Indian cinema. Films with the participation of the artist “The Untrained Bride”, “Tomorrow Comes or Not”, “My Name is Khan” and others won the hearts of audiences all over the world.Due to the importance of the actor for Russian cinema and due to the translation of the name, which means “prince”, Shah Rukh is called the King of Bollywood.
The actor holds the record among compatriots in the number of film awards received, and for his contribution to art, Khan was awarded one of the highest state awards of India “Padma Shri”. In addition, Shah Rukh was included in the list of the largest movie stars in the world according to the authoritative edition of the Times.
Actor Shah Rukh Khan
The biography of Shah Rukh Khan is very interesting.He was born in the Indian city of New Delhi and has lived in this country all his life, but he is not an Indian by nationality. The actor’s father, Taj Muhammad Khan, moved from Palestine even before the separation of this country from India, so Shah Rukh and the guy’s older sister are directly related to the Pashtun people, that is, one of the branches of the Iranians.
Khan’s father is an engineer by training, but he fought for human rights and eventually became a well-known lawyer. Mom, whose name was Fatima, graduated from Oxford University in her youth, then was engaged in social work and, as a social worker, oversaw the legal issues related to interethnic marriages and juvenile delinquency.
When the baby was born, his grandmother gave him the name Abdul Rahman. But the father of the child did not like it, and he changed him to Shah Rukh Khan.
Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh was taught from an early age to quality literature and theater. He learned to read early and, as a child, began to compose poetry and short stories. As a teenager, Khan was an excellent athlete and had the nickname “Postal Train” among his schoolmates, as he ran faster than his peers and even became the city champion in 200 m and 400 m races among schoolchildren.At one time, Shah Rukh Khan even thought about becoming a professional athlete, but the medical commission found his heart murmurs, and the thought of sports disappeared by itself.
At the age of 16, a tragedy occurred in the biography of Shah Rukh Khan: the boy’s father died of cancer. The mother took over the reins of the family law firm and managed to improve the financial situation, which had been shaken during the illness of the head of the family.
Actor Shah Rukh Khan
After school, the young man enters Delhi University, where he studies as an economist.But even in the first years, he tries his hand as an actor and, as a result, chooses cinema as his path. The mother supported her son and dreamed of seeing the guy’s play on the screen, but she died of blood poisoning even before Shah Rukh Khan’s films were shown in cinemas. The actor is sure that after death, his mother turned into a guardian angel for her son, as he constantly feels the presence of a woman and this explains his instant rise to the top of the creative Olympus.
Khan was already a Bollywood star when he was offered to try himself in a television studio.He became the new TV presenter of the Indian version of the television game Who Wants to Be a Millionaire ?, and later hosted another intellectual show – Who is Smarter than a 5th Grader? Another program in which Shah Rukh appeared in front of the microphone was the “Wipeout” obstacle course. In addition, he became a participant in the talk show “Coffee with Karan” six times.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Indian debut film was the local TV series “The Rookie”, and the actor immediately got the main role.And his first popularity was brought to him by the musical melodrama “Crazy Love”, for which he was awarded the “Filmfare Award”, the crime thriller “Life in Fear” and the thriller “Game with Death”. In these films, Shah Rukh Khan played negative characters.
Shah Rukh Khan in the film “The Untrained Bride”
The first big movie of Shah Rukh Khan is the comedy “The Untrained Bride”. This picture turned out to be so grossing that it is considered one of the most lucrative film projects in the history of India. Another star project of the actor is the historical drama Breath of Time.The tape was even nominated for an Oscar as the best foreign film. He also took part in two of the most expensive Bollywood projects – the musical Devdas and the action movie Om Shanti Om.
In 2004, Shah Rukh played the main role in the film “I am next to you!” The Indian star’s colleague is the famous Bollywood actress, who received the title of “Miss Universe” in 1994, Sushmita Sen. This tape was the first directorial work of Farah Khan. The film reveals the theme of the Indo-Pakistani conflict from a neutral point of view.
Shah Rukh Khan in the film “My name is Khan”
The melodrama “Will Tomorrow Come or Not?” But the most rated film by Shah Rukh Khan remains the film “My name is Khan”. Eyewitnesses claim that the actor, even outside the set, tried not to leave the image of a Muslim named Rizwan Khan suffering from Asperger’s disease. He managed to convey the feelings of this man so well that after the screening of the film on the screen, representatives of the nationalist Hindu organization “Shiv Sena” began to organize riots.
Shah Rukh Khan in the film “Dear Zindagi”
Recently, the actor has been filming at least one film a year. It is worth noting the action-packed musical “Happy New Year”, the melodrama “While I’m Alive” and the action movie “Lovers”, and in 2016 Shah Rukh Khan presented his loyal admirers with three new films: the thriller “Fan”, the love drama “Dear Zindagi” and the melodramatic musical “Deeds heart “.
The only woman in the life of Shah Rukh Khan was the wife of the artist Gauri Chibber.The couple met when the boy was 19 years old, and the boy’s beloved 14. The actor assures that Gauri is the first girl with whom the young man danced, not to mention the rest. Feelings were born instantly, but young people had to fight for a relationship. The fact is that the wife of Shakrukh Khan belongs to a different nationality and to a different religion – Hinduism. And the bride’s parents were categorically against the communication of their daughter with a Muslim.
Shah Rukh Khan with his wife Gauri
And it was not just a verbal prohibition: the mother threatened the girl that she would commit suicide if she went against the will of her parents.For about seven years, the lovers met in secret, but in 1991 Shah Rukh obtained a blessing from Gauri’s father and married his beloved woman. The girl’s mother did not approve of this marriage, and even put on a mourning outfit to show her attitude.
A woman’s heart thawed a little only when children appeared in Shah Rukh Khan’s life. In 1997, Gauri gave birth to a son, Aryan, to her husband, and three years later, a daughter, Sukhan, was born. Later, Shah Rukh Khan and his wife resorted to the services of a surrogate mother, who at the end of spring 2013 gave the spouses a third child.The boy was named Ab-Ram, combining in one name the two national cultures of the artist’s parents.
Shah Rukh Khan with his wife Gauri
The actor is actively involved in charity work. He promoted polio vaccination, then invested in an AIDS organization, helped people with disabilities. Even Shah Rukh, at his own expense, implemented a project to provide 36 Indian villages with electricity and paid for the treatment of orphans who suffered from a terrorist attack. For his social activities, Khan was the first citizen of India to be awarded a special UNESCO prize.
The artist’s fans are interested in the life and work of their favorite celebrity. Millions of subscribers follow Shah Rukh on the Instagram social network. The artist regularly updates the microblog with fresh photos and videos. Khan also shares notes on his personal Twitter, which is watched by a million army of readers.
Shah Rukh Khan with his wife and children
Before a man became a famous artist, the young man’s first fee was 50 rupees. Then Khan went to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. Few people know that at the dawn of his career, Shah Rukh ran a restaurant in Delhi.
In 2015, the Bollywood star was the sixth richest actor in the world. At that time, Shah Rukh even overtook the famous Tom Cruise. In 2017, Khan climbed to second place in the ranking, and Cruz to third.
Shah Rukh Khan
Throughout his career, the artist has played a negative character only twice. Such roles went to the actor in the films “Life in Fear” and “Playing with Death”.
Shah Rukh Khan is now
According to 2017 data, Shah Rukh Khan ranked 8th in the ranking of the highest paid actors.
In January 2017, viewers saw Shah Rukh starring in the action movie Get Rich. In the story, a brave and fair policeman will start chasing a cruel and clever bootlegger.
Shah Rukh Khan in the movie “Get Rich”
Then the artist appeared as the central character in the melodrama “When Harry Met Sejal”. This is the story of Harry and Sejal’s journey in search of a girl’s wedding ring. During the trip, a man will better understand love and relationships. And Sejal is just enjoying his newfound freedom and Harry’s company.
Indian artist Anushka Sharma became a partner in Shah Rukh’s platform. In addition, Kavi Shastri, Bjorn Freiberg, Matavious Gales and others are involved in the film. The picture received poor reviews. Critics considered that the film would be of interest only to fans of Shah Rukh and Anushka.
Shah Rukh Khan in the film “Zero”
In December 2018, the fantastic melodrama “Zero” will be released, where the artist will play the central role. In the film, Khanu will again be accompanied by Anushka Sharma.
In addition, in 2018, viewers will see the cartoon “Everything in Life Happens”, where Rocky the dog will speak in the voice of Shah Rukh Khan.
The release of the film “Operation Khukri” is scheduled for November 2019, where the artist will play the main role again. In the same year, the actor can be seen in the short film “Untitled Kabir Khan Project” directed by Kabir Khan.
- 1992 – “Crazy Love”
- 1993 – “Playing with Death”
- 1993 – “Life in Fear”
- 1994 – “Season of Love”
- 1995 – “The Untrained Bride”
- 1996 – “Passionate love”
- 1998 – “Everything in life happens”
- 2002 – “Devdas”
- 2004 – “I’m next to you!”
- 2007 – “When one life is not enough”
- 2010 – “My name is Khan”
- 2014 – “Happy New Year!”
- 2016 – “Fan”
- 2017 – “Get Rich”
- 2018 – “Zero”
Shah Rukh Khan talks about the movie “Fan” – April 17, 2016
In your opinion, what genre does “Fan” belong to?
I think this is an emotional thriller.
This is your first time playing an emotional thriller?
No, Living In Fear was a love story and thriller. But the Fan genre … is an emotional journey of a person who wants to meet a star, the story unfolds as a thriller and then as an emotional drama. So yeah …
Besides, to some extent this film is about love, isn’t it? Fans really love their idols.
In my opinion, yes, it’s also romance.This is a love story, about unconditional love that does not require anything in return. Usually in love, we always expect something in return, be you husband and wife … There are conditions in love. We say: “You must be with me”; “We should meet in a month.” There are no such conditions in this story. A person loves unconditionally, this is one-sided, but very big love. The audience thinks that I am only a “romantic hero”, but I also try to create romance with the audience. Sometimes I refuse a role because I don’t think people will love it. So Gaurav is a very nice person. Like Aryan. We wanted people to love both of them and not think that one of them is good and someone is bad.
In a recent interview, Manish (Sharma, director) said he came up with the idea for Fanat when he first visited your Mannat.
He came to me. After talking to me, when he came out, he actually became a friend. He saw a crowd of people on the street, saw how they stood and waited, and then thought: “What if one of them wants to meet him and is strongly attached to this thought?”During the filming of the movie “These Couples God Created”, he told me about the movie. We liked the idea, but then we decided that Gaurav and Aryan should be doubles. But we didn’t know how to do it. Years passed and new technologies appeared and we decided to try something new. Thus, it took time to develop the story.
What was so special about this idea that he stayed with you for four years?
This is one of those stories that you will always remember. I had to play a 25 year old and a 50 year old character in the same shot. I didn’t know how to make it possible, but now that I have done it, I can say that it was difficult, but not impossible.
Was it easy to play Gaurav?
From a technical point of view, it was very difficult because of the makeup and VFX. You need to have a certain amount of experience to do such dual roles. It was physically difficult because I was injured.
Manish gave a very clear idea of the character.He lived with this idea for so long that every detail, every nuance and dialogue was conceived. As an actor, the role was very challenging and interesting for me. There was a lot of makeup.
Was it easy to play Aryan considering that you are a superstar yourself?
No, it was more difficult to play Aryan. People mistake him for Shah Rukh Khan, but he is not Shah Rukh Khan. Aryan is a little more responsible, strict and does not have such a good sense of humor as I do. He’s a different kind of family man.Also, he is someone who has come from Delhi and is very attached to what he has achieved. He is very different from me. His role was more difficult for me.
I had to make sure none of them looked like a bad guy. Both of them should look like normal people. So it was more difficult to play Aryan, I needed to save him from arrogance. From the trailer, people thought he was arrogant, but he is not. He reacts to situations like any normal person.
One scene shot on my birthday was real, and the rest were fictional.I had to change my voice, my gait. My fans shouldn’t think that I played myself. Just like I am not Kaali or the assassin from “Baazigar”.
Manish said that he called Subash Dada and you took the phone. Is it really that easy to contact you?
I don’t know, just Subhash said that they were calling me from America. And I probably asked if the voice sounded serious. And then, I am also from Delhi, and I understand what Delhi people are like. He was very direct. I wanted to meet him.He then joined Adi and assisted in the filming of Kunal Kohli’s “Blind Love”. So it’s not easy to get in touch with me, but I’m more interested in it than saying no. And when I have time, I meet people; when there is no time, I do not meet people for several months. I see a lot of people, even if I don’t work with them. There are minutes in this, because when you meet with someone, rumors immediately appear that I am working with him. On the other hand, this is good, because I find out who I am going to work with.
Your filmography shows that after every three films, you work in a small project. But this has not happened for the last three years.
Fan was a small project when we started. Even the Raees. Even Gauri Shinde’s film is a small film. When we started Fanat, we thought we would limit ourselves to filming Mumbai-Pun, Delhi-Pune, but Adi suggested that we go to Croatia. I never intend to do small or big films. I do films that I enjoy.Sometimes it happens that I act in large films. Sometimes in several low-budget ones. Now that I’ve decided to do two or three films a year, they will be small. One film should take only 50-60 days. I have to keep this in mind.
They say Red Chillies will make films that you won’t be in?
We produce “Raees” and then the film Karana (Johar), in which I play. And we also started working on “Ittefaq”, which I don’t play. There is another project without me.And one Marathi movie. Farah Khan’s film without me is planned. There are also several other projects that we will be announcing shortly.
What other plans do you have?
There are films by Imtiaz Ali and Anand L Rai. Basically I work in a manufacturing house and with all these projects, there is a lot of work.
Shah Rukh Khan: photo, biography, filmography, news
Popular Indian actor, singer, producer, also known as the “King of Bollywood”.
Winning eight of the most prestigious Indian film awards, Shah Rukh Khan / Shah Rukh Khan has become one of the most decorated Indian actors of all time. In 2005, his contribution to Indian cinema was honored with the Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian government awards in India. In 2008, Newsweek magazine included him in the list of “50 most influential people in the world”, and in 2011 the Los Angeles Times named him the largest movie star in the world.
Shah Rukh Khan was born on November 2, 1965 in Delhi into a Muslim family.His father Taj Mohammed Khan / Taj Mohammed Khan was an activist in the Indian independence movement. The actor’s paternal grandfather was from Afghanistan, and the grandmother was from Kashmir. The mother of the actor Latif Fatima / Lateef Fatima was the adopted daughter of Major General Shah Nawaz Khan / Shah Nawaz Khan. The actor has an older sister Shehnaz / Shehnaz.
Shah Rukh’s father died of cancer when the boy was 15 years old, and ten years later his mother died.Shah Rukh was very close to his parents, and their death was a turning point in his life.
In 1986 Shah Rukh Khan entered college, where he received a bachelor’s degree in economics, then in another educational institution he became a master of mass communications. After that, he decided to focus on a career in Bollywood and entered the National School of Drama in Delhi.
In 1988 Shah Rukh Khan made his television debut in the series “ Rookie “, where he immediately played the main role.In 1989, he landed his first English-language role in the television movie Annie’s Misadventures .
In 1990, Shah Rukh Khan got his first role in the Bollywood film – directorial debut Hema Malini / Hema Malini “ Cabaret Dancer “. The work on the picture was delayed, and the first film was released in 1992 “ Mad Love “. Despite the fact that Khan had a supporting role, he received the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.
In the same 1992, Shah Rukh Khan played in the film “Idiot” based on the novel by F.M. Dostoevsky. The film adaptation was shown at the New York Film Festival.
In 1993, Shah Rukh Khan received critical acclaim for playing villains in the films Life in Fear and Playing with Death .
Two films – “ Karan and Arjun ” and “ Undisclosed Bride ” – with the participation of Shah Rukh Khan became the highest-grossing films in the Indian box office in 1995.
The Undiscovered Bride holds the record for the longest run in Indian cinema history.
After an unsuccessful 1996, Shah Rukh Khan returned to the top in 1997, starring in the social drama Deceived Hopes . In 1998, he cemented his success with a role in Karan Johar’s directorial debut / Karan Johar “ Everything in life happens “, which set a new box office record.
A film starring Shah Rukh Khan “ Breath of Time ” was nominated by India for the Oscar in 2000.
In 2001 Shah Rukh Khan played the legendary emperor in the historical drama “ Ashoka “, which was released in the UK and USA, and was shown at film festivals in Venice and Toronto.
Shah Rukh Khan played the next major role in the 2002 film Devdas – at that time the most expensive production in the history of Indian cinema. The film not only paid off, but also took first place in the box office. The film was shown at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for a BAFTA as Best Foreign Language Film.
The role of Khan in the romantic story “Veer and Zara ” , shown at the Berlin Film Festival, made the picture the leader of the Indian box office in 2004.Another work by Shah Rukh Khan – “ Riddle ” – in 2005 participated in the Sundance Film Festival.
In 2007, the film “ Om Shanti Om ” with Khan again set a record for the cost of production.
In 2008, while filming the film “The Fiance Wanted”, Shah Rukh suffered a shoulder injury, with which he had to start filming the drama “My Name Is Khan”. After filming in the United States ended in February 2009, he underwent surgery.
In 2006, Khan returned to the role of the villain in the film Don.The leader of the mafia. ” Its sequel was released in 2011.
Personal life of Shah Rukh Khan
In 1991 Shah Rukh Khan married Gauri Chibber / Gauri Chibber. The ceremony was carried out according to Hindu traditions. The couple are raising two children – son Aryan / Aryan (born 1997) and daughter Suhana / Suhana (born 2000).
Shah Rukh Khan is a Muslim, but since his wife grew up in a Hindu family, their children are brought up according to the traditions of both Islam and Hinduism.
After the death of his mother, the actor moved to Mumbai. The Khan family owns houses in Mumbai and Delhi, a £ 20 million apartment in London and a villa on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.
Interesting facts about Shah Rukh Khan / Shah Rukh Khan / Shah Rukh Khan
In 1999, Khan, together with the actress Juhi Chawla / Juhi Chawla and the director Aziz Mirza / Aziz Mirza founded a private company that is engaged in filming feature advertising, television programs and serials.
The company owns a majority stake in the Calcutta cricket team Knight Riders. In 2012, the team became the champion of the Indian Premier League.
Shah Rukh Khan is actively involved in charity work, in the 90s he promoted vaccinations against polomelitis, then supported the National AIDS Control Organization. In 2005, Khan hosted a charity show in support of the National Disability Employment Center. The actor paid for the costs of a solar energy project that provided power to 36 villages. In 2009, Shah Rukh Khan covered all the costs of treating two Kashmiri orphans who suffered from a terrorist attack.
In 2011, Shah Rukh Khan became the first Indian to receive a special UNESCO prize for his charitable work.
In 2007, Khan hosted the second season of the Indian version of the hit show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? “.
Shah Rukh Khan performs as a singer and participates in both national teams and solo concerts.
Shah Rukh Khan’s fortune is estimated at $ 540 million.
In 2005, a two-part documentary film “ The inner and outer world of Shah Rukh Khan ” was shot.
Filmography Shah Rukh Khan
- Chennai Express (2013)
- Don. Mafia Leader 2 / don 2 (2011) Role: Don
- RA. First! / Ra.One (2011) Role: Shekhar / Ji First
- Always Kabhi Kabhi (2011)
- Everything in life happens / Koochie Koochie Hota Hai (2011) Role: Rocky
- My Name Is Khan / My Name Is Khan (2010) Role: Rizwan Khan
- Wanted groom / Dulha Mil Gaya (2010) Role: Ravan
- Bill / Billu (2009) Role: Sakhir
- This couple was created by God / Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) Role: Suri / Raj
- The ghost of the Villa Nath / Bhoothnath (2008), the role of Aditya
- Om Shanti Om / Om Shanti Om (2007) Role: Om
- Hello baby! / Heyy Babyy (2007) Role: Raj
- Go India! / Chak De India! (2007) Role: Kabir
- I See You (2006)
- Don. Mafia leader / don (2006) Role: Don
- Never Say Goodbye / Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) Role: Dev
- Riddle / Paheli (2005) Role: Kishanlal
- The Art of Love / Silsiilay (2005) Role: Sutradhar
- Homecoming / Swades: We, the People (2004) Role: Mohan
- / Veer-Zaara (2004) Role: Veer
- I am next to you! / Main Hoon Na (2004) Role: Ram
- Price of treason / Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke (2004) Role: Dushant
- Will tomorrow come or not? / Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) Role: Aman
- Roads of love / Chalte Chalte (2003) Role: Raj
- Anatomy of Love / Saathiya (2002) Role: Yeshwant
- Shakthi: The Power (2002)
- The only / Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002) Role: Gopal
- Devdas / Devdas (2002) Role: Devdas
- And in sorrow and in joy / Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) Role: Rahul
- Ashoka / Asoka (2001) Role: Ashoka
- Guardian / One 2 Ka 4 (2001) Role: Arun
- The Secret of a Woman / Gaja Gamini (2000) Role: Shakrukh
- Lovers / Mohabbatein (2000) Role: Raj
- Every Loving Heart / Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega (2000)
- Excitement of love / Josh (2000), role: Max
- Breath of Time / Hey Ram (2000) Role: Amjad
- Quivering Hearts / Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000) Role: Ajay
- Badshah / Baadshah (1999) Role: Badshah
- Everything in life happens / Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) Role: Rahul
- Love at first sight / Dil Se (1998) Role: Amarkant
- Duplicate / Duplicate (1998), role: Bubble / Manu
- Deceived hopes / Pardes (1997) Role: Arjun
- Crazy Heart / Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) Role: Rahul
- How the boss wiped his nose / Yes Boss (1997) Role: Rahul
- Love without words / Koyla (1997) Role: Shanker
- Avenger / Army (1996) Role: Arjun
- Love and hate / Dushman Duniya Ka (1996) Role: Badru
- Passionate love / Chaahat (1996) Role: Rup
- The Indian heir to an English family / English Babu Desi Mem (1996) Role: Vikram
- Three brothers / Trimurti (1995) Role: Romi
- Darling, this is India / Oh Darling Yeh Hai India (1995) Role: Hero
- God knows / Ram Jaane (1995) Role: Ram
- The Untrained Bride / Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) Role: Raj
- Selfless love / Guddu (1995) Role: Gudu
- Time of crazy lovers / Zamaana Deewana (1995) Role: Rahul
- Karan and Arjun / Karan Arjun (1995) Role: Arjun
- Caprice / Anjaam (1994) Role: Vijay
- Season of Love / Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994) Role: Sunil
- The king in love / King Uncle (1993) Role: Anil
- Life under fear / Darr (1993) Role: Rahul
- Game with death / Baazigar (1993) Role: Ajay
- Mistress Maya / Maya (1993) Role: Lalit
- Dreams of a Gentleman / Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992) Role: Raj Cabaret Dancer / Dil Aashna Hai (1992) Role: Karan
- Enchantment / Chamatkar (1992) Role: Sander
- Mad love / Deewana (1992) Role: Raja Sahai
- Idiot / Idiot (1991) Role: Ravan
- Circus / Circus (1989)
- In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones (1989)
- Rookie / Fauji (1988) Role, Abhimanya
Veer and Zaara