I love Shahrukh Khan. He is the Man. Different in every role he essays, he really gets under the skin of his character———watching him perform you would never know that it is the same man who is essaying all these different roles—Karan (the lover boy), Rahul (the lover boy), Ramjaane (the lover boy), Veer (the lover boy), Major Ram Prasad Sharma (the lover boy), Emperor Asoka (the lover boy)…………
Shahrukh Khan is not only marvellously talented and incredibly handsome ———-his mind is as sharp as a razor.
Very unlike Deepal Shah (link I am being unable to find for now) who thinks that a movie titled “Blue Film” is anti-sex. Duhhhhhh…..
Let’s sample some of his pearls of reasoning.
“If you can believe that an 80-year-old woman can continue to love the man she loved as a young girl (Titanic), then why not the love story between a ghost and a woman?” Shah Rukh contended.
An 80 year old woman should be concerned about where she kept her dentures—-not about some man in her life. If we accept the fact that she is still in love with a man——well of course, we just have to believe that ghosts can romance women.
Then some eye opening, highly original remarks about the state of our country.
I think it’s doing very well, monies are coming in, exports are happening, the economy is opening up. There are a lot of new industries that are springing upin our country, whether it’s software or IT or entertainment, communications just now, which are opening up and I think doing very well for us. Plus because of our population, we are a huge market, so there are a lot of people who will be interested in coming into our country, like television just did. There is a lot of scope for us to use that to our benefit
Wow. I always knew that exports were happening…….what I did not know was that “television” was “a people” who came into our country because of its population.
For India to be progressing faster, what it needs is to control any kind of communal disharmony, which I personally feel is in the hands of a few people who misuse it for their agendas. I think the educated middle-class Indian has to take a stand and understand and has to feel that the only thing which can stop India from being the greatest superpower in this world is the misuse of communalism, misuse of religion for very small benefits, very small, unimportant agendas.
Again the wisdom left me weak-kneed. I never knew that communal disharmony was being misused before King Khan told me so…….actually I never knew what the proper intended use of “communalism” and “communal disharmony” was anyways.
But now I know that “communalism” and “communal disharmony” are basically good things—just some “baaad” people misuse them for their petty gains.
Here he is again.
For Shah Rukh believes that â€˜â€˜secularism, tolerance and liberalismâ€™â€™ are the only two mantras that can carry India ahead.
Mmm is that two or three? Well whatever…must be a TOI goofup.
And then again. The context here is the ban on smoking in Hindi movies.
Actually, the more liberal a society becomes, the more stringent the laws are bound to be. In the US, you can buy a gun off the shelf, and then someone starts shooting down kids in a school. So they need strict laws to make guns accessible to people. With air travel being so easy now — you can book tickets by e-mail — airport security is tougher. In a banana republic, nothing is allowed. In our society, everything is allowed. Therefore we need to check the flow of liberal ideas. It isn’t intolerance that triggers off laws against things like smoking or buying ammunition. More rights entail more obligations.”
Elementary is it not? Plato would have been smiling in his grave at this feat of logical deduction.
Shahrukh Khan…….we love you.