Have you begun singing already….if not then, join in and sing together for the star’s birthday and success galore for future. Moreover, if you still have no idea whose birthday it is today then dear Bollywood fan get updated soon.
“Happy birthday to You, Happy birthday dear Shah Rukh…”
Yes, we know that all you fans would’ve ideally wanted to sing the birthday song to him and wish him personally. But don’t be sad if you can’t give him hugs and birthday bumps, IndiaFM is giving a list of things to do on SRK’s birthday this year. Go through the following suggestions and you’ll have King Khan all over the place on this special day. 1. MOVIES
‘King Khan’ as what he is called today. A self-made man, Shah Rukh reached his heights through the one medium on which our social lives depend: MOVIES. Shah Rukh was always good in acting not just in films but also on stage and at times in real life. Unfortunately, we do not have those events captured on camera.
However, SRK has given enough number of hits through his career till date and picking up the top five from them was quite a task for us. On his birthday, we suggest top five SRK films for you.
Darr – At a stage of his career where an actor would always chose to be a protagonist, SRK did the opposite. He played the role of an obsessive lover, who would go to any lengths to get the girl of his dreams with or without her permission.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge – Romantic films are a child’s play for SRK. DDLJ goes on record to be his best ever romantic film. A non-believer in love and relationships, but he goes to grave lengths to proclaim his love and win hearts.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai – ‘Pyar Dosti Hai’ were the lines he stood by throughout the film. Portraying the intensity of his love, which brought tears in the eyes of millions who watched the film and who still keep watching the film.
Devdas – Love is bliss. To love someone so much, that you can let that person go away, takes a lot of strength and this was depicted with ease. He may have died in the film but he captured million of hearts with his intensity, forceful, and passionate act.
Chak De India – Shah Rukh was the coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey team. Determined to change the fate of the team and that of its players, he played to win, and left no stone unturned. This is considered as one of his best performances ever.
Among the 51 films and 10 special appearances that he has done, SRK’s personal favorite happens to be Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa.
Shah Rukh’s life has always been under microscopic vision. Since the time he became a heartthrob, people have been curious to know more about his personal life. Well, so are we lucky or what, as some celebrated writers killed the cat within us by writing books on him. You could surely read one of them today and know a lot more about your favorite Khan.
Some of the latest books available on SRK’s life are listed below.
Mushtaq Sheikh a journalist-scriptwriter is well known for penning scripts for Balaji Telefilms. After toiling for four years, he completed the book, ‘Still Reading Shahrukh’- a biography of SRK. The book is priced at Rs 2,995. Weighing around four kgs, this coffee table book is a work of art. It has rare pictures of Shah Rukh in his younger days, his wedding pictures, college mark sheets, film trivia and important moments in the superstar's life.
Anupama Chopra wife of Vidhu Vinod Chopra is a film critic and book author. She recently released a book on Shah Rukh titled, ‘King of Bollywood: Shahrukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema’. Since the whole book cannot be quoted, here is something that caught our eyes. ‘Pakistan will never go to war with India because Shah Rukh Khan lives here.’ – Mahesh Bhatt (excerpt from King of Bollywood)
Deepa Gahlot is a freelance journalist, critic, columnist, author, and editor. She recently released a picture book on Shah Rukh titled, ‘SRK King Khan’. The book includes lot of pictures, starting from Shah Rukh’s childhood till the time he became the superstar of Bollywood. "I am a great, fantastic accident of being the right person at the right place at the right time. That is the description of my success..." Shah Rukh (excerpt from SRK King Khan )
Just in case, if you are not the reading types we got another option for you. You can resort to videos. It is an ideal way, which involves no great effort; make some popcorn, get your favorite pillow, and gather some other SRK fans; there, your personal lounge is ready for you…
You can pick the copy of The Inner/Outer World of Shah Rukh Khan.
This is a special documentary made on Shah Rukh by Nasreen Munni Kabir. The documentary talks about Shah Rukh’s life: wife, children, movies, and fans. The film is divided into two parts, his ‘Inner World’ and ‘Outer World’. The two films explore the inner thoughts and the life of Khan. Moreover, how the actor and the star in him try to stay honest and earnest, with a constant desire to sound humble. The video has him talking on various aspects of life.
SRK surely has millions of female fans but he is a fan of only one woman, his wife. She is probably, the only woman with whom he could talk with ease. And marriage with Gauri gave him the best gift any man could ask for, his kids, Aryan and Suhana.
The showman has performed live worldwide, but there is nothing that can make this ever-so energetic man slow down. Performing shows back-to-back and mixing with his fans, gets him closer to them. He has a public face, which smiles constantly, as he does not believe in throwing his mood swings at his fans.
. OM SHANTI OM VIDEOS
And after this if you still want more, then get your moods lighter and chirpy with the trailers and bloopers of the film, Om Shanti Om on IndiaFM The bright colors and the crispiness of the film can be felt with every promo. One can only imagine what the filmmaking process must have been like.
OSO before its release has managed to create a lot of buzz; it can be seen in every newspaper and channel. Well since the sensational six packs are in vogue, you can watch the preview of the song and its making. And believe that only Farah Khan can come with the ‘funda’ that, ‘only two kinds of songs are popular in Hindi films ‘dard’ and ‘disco’ hence the collaboration of the themes into ‘Dard-e-Disco’.
5. FAN MAIL
Shah Rukh is a rockstar he is the King Khan of Bollywood. He is a legend who has millions of fans worldwide. Blah… blah…blah and the list is endless. If we sit to describe him, it will surely end up in another biography. But in the truest competitive style, how do we decide the ‘biggest fan’ of SRK. According to us, it is not the one who owns his maximum posters, or an entire collection of DVD’s of his films. A simple fan mail will decide who Khan’s biggest fan is.
So, here’s a big surprise for all you SRK fans. IndiaFM promises to publish the best fan mail sent for SRK and well, we’ll see to it that the man reads it. So, get your fingers moving on the keyboard and speak your heart out to the king and shoot your mails to [email protected] … you might be the lucky one.
Painting your house every season may not be a practical advice but who is stopping you from getting wallpapers. Ok now don’t get all confused…we are talking about wallpapers for your computer screen. Although having SRK on the walls of your house seems like a cool idea, we suggest you a simpler way by selecting the best SRK wallpapers and screensavers available on IndiaFM.
We at IndiaFM are all musically oriented, and even if you are not exactly the next Lata Mangeshkar, we believe that everyone enjoys music. You could even be a bathroom singer…ok we are not asking you to audition for any reality shows. But you could sing some of SRK’s best and most popular songs. But if you are too shy to exhibit your singing skills publicly then simply listen to these songs and ‘move your body’ to the tune of these songs.
We suggest the top ten hits track of SRK, some of which also happen to be his personal favorites.
Aye Kaash Ke Hum - Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
Tujhe Dekha Tho Yeh Jaan Sanam - DDLJ
Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam - Duplicate
Chaiya Chaiya - Dil Se
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai - Title Track
Apun Bola Tu Meri Laila - Josh
Jaadu Teri Nazar - DARR
Suraj Hua Madham - K3G
Har Ghadi Badal Rahi Hai - Kal Ho Na Ho
Ajab Si - Om Shanti Om
For one day, instead of listening to ‘Tring Tring’ or the inbuilt everyday ring tones on your cell phone, get innovative and different and download the ring tones of SRK’s latest film Om Shanti Om. All you have to do is SMS OSO to 54646 or log on to wap.hungama.com from your cell phone. Also, full length music downloads are now available on iTunes
To sum it all up, here is a man, who has made you laugh with him, cry with him, get emotional and yes, get eternally romantic. One can think of what would happen to deserts without sand and lakes without water. But, one cannot just imagine what would have happened to Bollywood without this phenomenal man called SRK!!!
Here's wishing Shah Rukh not just Many Happy Returns of The day, but also of the night too, coz' that's exactly when the 'stars' come out!