Thursday, June 14, 2012

The 'Bad'shah of Bollywood

Badshah of Bollywood, King Khan - Shah Rukh Khan is always surrounded in controversy. Is it his insecurity that prompts him to remain in the limelight? Shah Rukh likes himself to be called the Badshah of Bollywood, nothing less would do.

The fact is no one in the crop of present actors deserves any title whatsoever except one person Amitabh Bachchan (Big B). Bachchan has never demanded any title, never went for number games, never tried any stunts at public places and has always remained humble though he is the only actor who is a super star in the true sense of the word. He is always normal and never blows up any issue.

But back to our so called Badshah. Shah Rukh is trying hard to do everything in his fifties, what he could not do in his younger years. He is known to hit people in parties, known to light a smoke in prohibited places, pick up fights with the likes of Salman. Is he so desperate after his recent flops?

Khan’s recent stunt in IPL is deplorable to say the least. Not only did he come totally drunk and where he should have restrained little kids accompanying him from entering the ground, he started to quarrel with BCCI officials and used abusive language for officials and other staff. He also threatened the security guard knowing well that the guard was too small a person to reiterate. Is it what Badshahs do? Khan is known to be a good parent. Is this good parenting using expletives in front of a young growing daughter and other children? Or he was sure to get away because of his celebrity status?

The fact is, he is losing his place to other younger talents and cannot accept the fact that he is slowly but surely coming of age. So at his ripe age, he has started behaving like an eighteen year old.

Mr. Shah Rukh, you would do well to remember these famous lines:

“wo shaks jo tujse pahele yahan takht nashin tha,

Wo bhi sochta tha wo khuda se kum nahin tha.”

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