Rajesh Khanna and Shahrukh Khan: Seeing the stardom of Bollywood’s first superstar Rajesh Khanna, a young actor was so impressed that he decided that he would become a superstar like Kaka. He not only followed Rajesh Khanna, but also started accompanying him with his driver and car. The actor’s luck again shone such that in the year 1993, his two films became superhits consecutively and he moved rapidly towards stardom.
New Delhi: There have been some great actors like Dilip Kumar in Hindi cinema, but there was no comparison to the stardom of Rajesh Khanna. When Shahrukh Khan came to Bollywood, his desire was not to become an actor but to become a superstar like Rajesh Khanna. He also used to say this openly. King Khan’s success story is somehow linked to Rajesh Khanna.
Shahrukh Khan made his debut with the 1992 film ‘Deewana’, after which he was seen in ‘Chamatkar’, ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’, ‘Dil Aashna Hai’, ‘Maya Memsahab’, ‘Pehla Nasha’ and ‘King Uncle’. Returns. He became a well-known name in the film world, but at that time stardom was far away from him.
Shahrukh Khan then started following Rajesh Khanna, so that he also acquired the qualities of a superstar. According to media reports, he started keeping Rajesh Khanna’s driver and his car with him and wherever he went, Kaka’s driver would accompany him.
Kaka’s driver Kabira proved to be a lucky charm for Shahrukh Khan. In the year 1993, first his ‘Baazigar’ became a superhit, then ‘Darr’ set the box office records. Made for Rs 3.30 crore, ‘Darr’ proved to be a blockbuster by earning Rs 21.28 crore. The audience liked both the films very much. He became a star by playing negative characters.
Shahrukh Khan further climbed the stairs of success with films like ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na’, ‘Anjaam’, ‘Karan Arjun’. ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ was released in the year 1995, which made Shahrukh Khan a superstar. As soon as King Khan became a superstar, his driver Kabira again left him. Talking about work, Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Jawaan’ has done a business of Rs 800 crore from the worldwide box office. The 57 year old superstar will next be seen in the film ‘Dinky’.