[Observation] SRK the gal stealer

It has been observed that Shah Rukh Khan’s oeuvre has been taking another man’s girl:

Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa: This is one of the cutest and heart felt movie I have seen coming out of SRK’s stable, the rest are dud studs. Two boys fighting for ek aanaa (Are bhai mere paas ao chaar aana le lo). Though he tried hard SRK lost her to get Juhi Chawla at then end. Now we know more was yet to come.

Baazigar:Haar ke jeetne wale ko bazigar kehte hain‘ despite desperate measures from Sushant Ray [Inspector Karan] he could not have Kajol, neither did SRK but who cares about Sushant Ray.

Darr: Now this was hell of a creepy movie made by SRK and I am sure he could never out do himself, how could he with deep into all the chocolate romance and KJo . SRK gave new lease to crank callers and parents dreaded naming their girl child : K k K k iran. (Was this the start of K fantasy for KJo).

Anjaam: SRK vs MD. This was indeed a unique movie devoid of cloying romance, butterflies-in-her-eyes heroine. Madhuri was not some one’s gal but what the hell SRK went for her and did not get her.

DDLJ: Simran was going to marry Kuljeet [Parmeet Sethi] no wonder heartbroken he went for Archana Puran Singh

Yes Boss: Bubbly Juhi Chawla was going for Sidharth Chaudhry [Aditya Puns-Choli]. SRK was even pataofying her for his boss but…

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: Now this time he took a long shot and took Sallu’s gal yes Kajol right in the wedding ceremony and Sallu was more than happy to give her. Sallu a bird in hand is better than 2 in the bush they say. Or ‘hath ko aya moonh na lagaya’ as Crime Master Gogo [SuckThee Kapoor] said in Andaaz Apna Apna

DevDas [pronounced as Dev The Ass]: This was a movie where he lost the gal, went for her and then died at her doorstep. This indeed an out lier where he did not get the lady and still the movie was a hit

Chalte Chalte: In true SRK style he just walked away with Rani from Sameer [Jas Arora]. He proved he can get his gal back even when she left him post marriage

Kal Ho Na Ho: Though he himself did not take a gal away but SRK found his protégé in Saif giving him all the tricks for ‘chhe din, ladki in‘.

Paheli:SRK here was taking well his own girl! The ghost SRK took human SRK’s gal. People who stayed alive till the end please let me know who got her?

Chak De: Well there was no other guy’s girl for him but who cares he had his plate full

Om Shanti Om: Now ShantiPriya was even married to horse-on-dope-look-alike Arjun Ram-Pal [i.e. friends of uncastrated adult male sheep] but eventually got her in afterlife. Little known fact is that Sandhya [a.k.a Sandi] was my gal before she went away to Mumbai for that darned audition 😦 so that makes a double whammy.

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna [a.k.a. Kabhi Alvida Na Dekhna]: Love triangle? square? Forget all that try making the most complex polygon out of 4 points! Ever tried, I am sure you will get KANK. Well as with Paheli I could not finish the movie, some please let me know did SRK and Baby-AB got to swap their better halves?

I might have left few, readers are requested to add to the observation originating from my dear friend and room mate Asheesh Kumar.

Trivia: Does any one remember Yeh Lamhe Judaai Je (2004) between SRK and Raveena Tandon? Found this baffling entry in IMDB while doing ‘research’ for the post.

90s saw the tectonic shift in guys n gals running away from house which was Amir Khan’s forte [QSQT, Dil, Dil Hai ki Manta Nahi]. The rate drastically dropped after SRK’s entry and soon it became fashionable even for straight-out-of-crib actors like Jimmy SherGill to come prancing in a wedding and take away the gal with family’s consent. And stories did not end when hero and heroine fall in love / get married.

7 Responses to “[Observation] SRK the gal stealer”

  1. 1 Sandy
    2008/03/14 at 12:42 pm

    badhiya likha haimain srk ka bahut bada phan hoonmain bhi wahi karoonga jo usne ddlj main kiya tha :)kya aap bhi wahi karenge?

  2. 2 The Man
    2008/03/17 at 7:32 am

    We have 478 women per 522 Men.Statistics say that if you are still single, those 478 are already either comitted or genuinely not interested.What statistics lead you to conclude is something I believe you can do; however what statistics can not make you do, is believe that you can betray them, and that is the beacon that Shahrukh Lit ;)What say you?

  3. 3 TheQuark
    2008/03/17 at 10:14 am

    @Sandy: I am no SRK fan but he coincided with the change in love stories shown on screen. I might have done it for Kajol’s sake but she is already taken and SRK has no formulae for already taken women, sigh….@The Man: Statistics does not take care of outliers so statistics of super stars sounds paradoxical to me. Yes indeed SRK gave hope to many road side romantics as MithunDa gave enthusiasm to many a disco dancer’s legs, anil kapoor gave cheesy fashion for tapori and govinda gave to rickshaw wallahs and roadside ‘chhichhors’.

  4. 4 rishabh
    2008/03/19 at 1:31 pm

    very interesting observations 🙂

  5. 5 surabhi
    2008/03/25 at 1:52 pm

    i really like this post of urs prateek!

  6. 6 TheQuark
    2008/03/25 at 1:56 pm

    @surabhi: Thanks. The name is quark, qoz I hava sparq

  7. 7 Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat
    2008/04/30 at 3:54 pm

    I have been contemplating a SRK post of my own, and your post give sme the impetus to crank it out- as soon as I can grab a moment away~!

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