Shahrukh Khan is many things in one person. He is a versatile actor, loving husband and caring father with an overwhelmingly amazing sense of humor. The actor is known for his witty comebacks, roasts, and humorous comments. It is always a sheer pleasure to listen to him talk (both on and off script). The guy doesn’t need a script to make audiences laugh. His quick wit mesmerizes people as much as a well written comic script.
Remember the time when Shahrukh roasted the film critics and still owned them? He was a surprise guest at the Critics Choice Awards held in Mumbai back in April. SRK’s roast happened when several film critics such as Anupama Chopra, Rajeev Masand, Raja Sen were present at the award show.
The actor also called out the ‘star-system’ crippling Bollywood. Eventually, it was understood that he was talking about the “star ratings” given by critics in their reviews as much as he was talking about the star-driven nature of Bollywood.
“We filmmakers have fought along to give more credit to constructive and jaded ideas. We search for art, we search for form without the essence of the stories. We find logic and disregard the free-spirit of storytelling. We have to remind ourselves that truth is formless, only untruths are formed. We as film fraternity have to be truer to ourselves, to the stories we set out to tell.”
“So I request all my critic’s friends here, please don’t be like us Bollywood film stars, and get carried away by what Bollywood succumbed to many years ago – the star system. The star system cannot be the only way of summing up films by our critics. 3 stars, 3.5 stars, 3 and a quarter stars, 5 stars….It’s a film, not a hotel for God sake. With critics sprouting all over, film critic is becoming an endangered species. Please let it not get replaced by consumer service.”
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