Superstar Shah Rukh Khan recently broke his silence on his four-year hiatus leading up to ‘Pathaan’ at a fan event, where he openly admitted to struggling with self-doubt during this period. He attributed his previous movie failures from the last decade to his uncertainty. However, Khan expressed his renewed faith in following his instincts after the success of his 2023 film releases and credited his steadfast fans for their unwavering support and love.
In his candid address at the event, Khan shared, “It’s new because I have been working for 33 years and to take such a big gap. Normally, you get a little nervous and you feel that, ‘I hope I’ve got the film right’. Before that, there were some of my films that didn’t do well and so I thought I’m not making good films. But I think more than my films, there was love for ‘Pathaan’, ‘Jawan’, and ‘Dunki’.”
He further added, “I think this whole country and people outside this country from India have actually taken me to their heart more than the films and said that, ‘Aare 4 saal k liye mat jaya karo, 2-4 mahine theek hai’. So, I’m very very thankful to all of you, to the audience and the whole world for making me realize ki jo main karta hun woh theek karta hun aur mujhe woh baar baar karte rehna chahiye (that what I do is right and I should keep on doing it).”
About SRK’s Comeback
After a challenging period, Shah Rukh Khan made a triumphant comeback in 2023 with Siddharth Anand’s ‘Pathaan’. The action-packed film not only shattered numerous box office records but also found a place among the highest-grossing films in the Indian film industry. He followed this up with appearances in ‘Jawan’ and ‘Dunki’.
Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, ‘Dunki’ was a social comedy drama released in December. Starring Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, and Shah Rukh Khan, the movie faced a box office clash with Prabhas’ ‘Salaar’. However, it received mixed reviews and fell short of the high expectations associated with the first collaboration between Shah Rukh Khan and Rajkumar Hirani.
While Khan has not yet announced his upcoming projects, there are speculations about his involvement in Sujoy Ghosh’s film ‘The King,’ which was supposed to mark the big screen debut of his daughter, Suhana Khan, with him in a special role.
Stay tuned for more updates on Shah Rukh Khan’s future projects.
1. What is the significance of Shah Rukh Khan’s recent fan event address?
Shah Rukh Khan openly discussed his four-year hiatus and self-doubt during this period, emphasizing the importance of following his instincts. He also expressed gratitude to his fans for their unwavering support.
2. How did Khan make a successful comeback in 2023?
Khan made a successful comeback with the film ‘Pathaan’, which shattered box office records and earned a spot among the highest-grossing Indian films. He then appeared in ‘Jawan’ and ‘Dunki’.
3. What is the status of Shah Rukh Khan’s future projects?
While he has not announced his upcoming projects, there are speculations about his involvement in Sujoy Ghosh’s film ‘The King,’ which was to mark the big screen debut of his daughter, Suhana Khan, alongside him.
Shah Rukh Khan’s public acknowledgment of his struggles and his gratitude towards his fans for their support serves as a heartwarming reminder of the bond between a superstar and his audience. With his successful comeback in 2023 and the anticipation surrounding his future projects, Khan continues to captivate and inspire audiences worldwide.