Shah Rukh Khan honey
MNIK was not well received in India, because apparently they don't get it
But in 17 days the film has surpassed the entire earnings of 3 idiots internationally. SRK is a global icon . Indians complain about him making the same movies---yet when he takes a different direction, they reject the movies.
Then again they also rejected Slum dog millionaire while it was adored by the rest of the world
He has tried his hand at something 'different' only 3 times in his looonnngg career
. And has been a dud on two attempts( swades, MNIK).We appreciate his trying but you have to be succesful at the role. He hasnt tried enough.He's happy among his coterie and doing way too many mediocre films with his 'friends'. eg. farah Khan.
Did you see anyone complain about chak de india?.No.He was praised by critics and fans alike.He was great. Period. I can only say that the audience in india is more discerning these days. Die hard fans will support their favs, but you gotta admit when he wasnt successful at the role. As for MNIK doing well at the box office, which SRK film doesnt do well? He's the best at publicity and his relationship with the media and fans. Its no surprise.
I want Shahrukh the 'actor' to stand up once in a while. Gone are the days when he took big risks on his movie roles( he played a negative lead in one his very first films...thats a risk)
You'd think that after being declared a bonafide superstar, he'd try more than once in a while....
Gone are the days of Fauji and Circus on tv
Compare him to Aamir, each role is a challenge, different from the other.