Shahrukh Khan, also popularly known as King Khan turns 55 today. We don’t really have to tell you about his accomplishments but we can tell you for sure how today, November 2nd is nothing less than a celebration for all the SRK fans. He has played an array of roles over the years, especially ones where he is just the boyfriend/husband, and those ones easily till date give us the jitters like never before. The most basic lines like – ‘mujhse dosti karoge?’, Rahul, ‘naam toh suna hi hoga’, ‘ Aur paas, aur paas’, and the list can go on have become romantic jungles even for the millennials today.
Over his career, he has played some roles that are and will always be our favourite. Here’s a list:
#1 Jug – Dear Zindagi: Addressing mental health with the best examples was the need of the hour and Dear Zindagi served the purpose well. The dialogues of the film will never stop being relevant and so will the characters. And our dear Dr. Jehangir Khan rightly explained – “Don’t let your past blackmail your present, to ruin your beautiful future.”
#2 Rahul – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: From being a perfect friend to then being a perfect boyfriend and then eventually a husband and father too, Rahul from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is a classic character who defines and deals with his emotions like many of us still do. And ofcourse, how can we forget – “Ek mard ka sar sirf teen aurton ke saamne jhukta hai, Maa ke samne, Durga Maa ke saamne, aur…”
#3 Aman Mathur – Kal Ho Na Ho: A playful Aman Mathur charmed us way too many times in a span of 3 hours in Kal Ho Na Ho! The simplicity that his character brought on screen seemed extraordinary and made us all live by “haso, jeeyo, muskurao, coz kya pata Kal Ho Naa Ho” phrase for the rest of our lives.
#4 Raj – Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayengey: Raj’s journey from being a spoilt brat to a hardcore lover in the supremely famous DDLJ is world famous. As usual, women were smitten! He made them blush and till today makes for a good reference in a relationship. Who would’ve thought, ‘Palat‘ (turn) would be a romantic word some day and a way of reciprocating to love.
“Raj, agar yeh tujhe pyaar karti hai, toh yeh palat ke dekhegi. Palat… Palat… Palat…”
#5 Rahul Raichand – Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham: I mean, what do we say about this one? Ideal son to an ideal husband to an ideal father, Rahul Raichand was a complete package in this film and his journey through out the film is heart-warming. Not to forget some dialogues that won our hearts! “Maafi maange se koi chota bada nahi hota … aur joh maaf kar deta hai uska dil bahut bada hota hai”
To the absolutely brilliant SRK, Happy Birthday!
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