We all know Shahrukh Khan as a great actor and the king of romance. But in a league of actor-turn-producers (Amir Khan, Ajay Devgan, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan et al.) he stands out completely. His daring act as a producer has been proved by the kind of stories he has picked. A money-minded-producer might never choose such stories and also such directors to bring them alive on the celluloid. Let’s take a look at the brief journey of Shahrukh Badshaan Khan as a daring Producer.
A historic movie is always a risk for its heavy production cost and the fact that the audience might not relate to it. Despite this understanding, Shahrukh said yes to Santosh Sivan (Cinematographer-turn-Director ) for bringing the story of the Great King Asoka shine on screen.
Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
Media always plays an important role in promoting or demoting the career of an actor or the fate of a movie. Making a movie against media and making fun of reporters was very risky. But along with Juhi Chawla and Aziz Mirza he took that risk.
A rare Rajasthani folk story with just a few commercial elements enticed Shahrukh Khan. Yet again, he nodded yes to Amol Palekar (actor-turn-director) to bring an odd love story of a woman and a ghost on screen.
Making a Sci-fi in a country like India is all about burning your money. A fight between a bad robot and a good robot sounds very terminator types. But Anubhav Sinha (of Tum Bin fame) tried to bring it as a collation between the gaming world and the real world. This was Shahrukh’s most ambitious project, but just like his other experimental productions, this too failed at the box office.
This is a story of a barber (Irfan Khan) who is a childhood friend of a famous Bollywood star. Shahrukh did a cameo role in this comedy film directed by Priyadarshan.
My Name is Khan
Playing an autistic character called Rizwaan Khan was itself out of the box for Shahrukh
and then he opted to produce it with his bestie Karan Johar. It was definitely one his best performance as an actor.
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