Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Shahrukh Khan in Singapore

Folks, King Khan was here in Singapore last weekend to promote ICICI Bank. And my colleague, Ashraf Safdar, a fine journalist/writer by all accounts, could manage to draw out some Khanisms from the self-acknowledged Bollywood jester.

Here's one part I enjoyed reading in the piece:

"Hollywood can knock on my door

For a man at the top of his industry, Khan seems to have no desire to chase what is widely regarded as film-making's Holy Grail: A career in Hollywood.

"It's not as if Steven Spielberg is saying, 'come now!'" he said, laughing again. "I don't see myself in Hollywood unless a director decides to make a film about India.

"If they Google me and need a 40-year-old, 5 ft 9 inch (1.75m) actor with brown skin … then maybe me."

As he batted his eyelids coyly, Khan expounded on the subject, explaining that he is, very specifically, a product by and for the Indian cinema.

"I'm 40 years old, I don't fight like Bruce Lee and I don't dance very well," he said. "I'd rather make an Indian film and then tell LA to buy my film."

Read the entire piece here.

Shobha Bhalla takes an interesting look here at Khan's promiscuity in brand endorsements.


Lotus Reads said...

Oh, yes, Shahrukh does possess a great sense of humour. We had the pleasure of hearing him speak recently (Karan Johar, Amitabh and the Khan were in Toronto to promote "KANK" at the Film Festival) and when he spoke it was always a joke a minute. I've never been a huge Shahrukh fan, but this time I was charmed!

Zafar Anjum said...

Me too. And my wife is his fan, but she was disappointed with SRK's latest outing, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. Guess he should take a break from working with the Chopras and Karan Johar.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Nice post about my favourite hero. He's a very talented and versatile actor.

Zafar Anjum said...

Thanks Moni for dropping by. Cheers.

Manzoor Khan said...

That's some real Khanism indeed! It's almost of Shahrukh saying loud and clear: "I care a damn for the Angrez Bahadur, let them come asking if they need me" -:).

Good to know about this Khanism of this actor of Pathan orign (his father Taj Muhammad Khan hailed from Peshawar)!