,I will never stop being thankful to Shahrukh)
,Ali Peter John
I first saw him in serials like ‘Fauji’ and ‘Circus’ and bet with some friends that he would be a big name in films as an actor but he has not only made it big, but also made sense has changed. Big word.
He appeared lost at the domestic airport and was looking for the address of Aziz Mirza, who, along with his brother Saeed Mirza, had directed him to “Circus”. He had come from Delhi and knew nothing about Bombay, but in no time he was confident and courageous enough to challenge Bombay and tell Bombay that he would one day conquer it. And in no time, he had conquered not only Bombay, but the whole of India and even the whole world.
I kept meeting him frequently (I never believed in spending too much time with stars and even up-and-coming stars). Even when I was working with celebrities and stars, he noticed me being a private person and once when some of my seniors met him to ask him to perform in the Screen Awards show, he told him “This Ali sahab is a strange man, he meets me once and then disappears for several months and then comes back to life like a miracle.”
The bets I had made with my friends slowly came true and Shah Rukh Khan, the unknown boy from Delhi, stood out among the actors as the genius of profit.
His rise was unprecedented and incredible. He was known as the emperor, the king of romance and the life of love. He was the king both publicly and privately. He had built his “Mannat” and Mannat built his “palace” in Dubai and a palatial house in London and he was the man behind the KKR IPL team, he was the man behind Red Chillies Entertainment and the number one The men behind were charitable trusts and organizations. He had offices with him and thousands of people working under his direction. He was the person with whom kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers, holy men, philosophers, scholars, scientists, saints and even sinners wanted to be seen. He had reached the pinnacle of success and even the failure of some of his films could not tarnish his image as Badshah.
But on 8 October 2021, his son Aryan was accused of possessing drugs and even eating, a kind of scary lightning struck him. Any other father could have made noise about the incident, but Badshah maintained a quiet dignity, which was praised by even his worst rivals and critics. He felt that he and his son were on the right track and eventually emerged victorious. The wise could celebrate his success, especially his success in maintaining his image as an emperor who could not be on the wrong side of the law.
He still hasn’t said a word about the controversy and will soon start working on an iconic film for him “Pathan” and starts work on Atlee’s film, he’s also looking at other scripts and he’s got it. It is well known that the same people who have loved him are also eager to see him slip or fall. I have just seen what the astrologer has to say about his future and what he has said is not too bright or flattering for a “king”. But with prayers and blessings pouring in from different parts of the world for him, there is no possibility of any more dark clouds hovering over him or his family.
There are people who feel that I go out of my way to praise Shah Rukh. But how can I explain what my heart and my entire being feel about Shahrukh? Life wouldn’t have happened for me after November 19, 2016 if Shah Rukh hadn’t come for me to make such a huge difference between life and death. I need not repeat the story of how Shah Rukh saved me and my dignity when he paid all the expenses at Nanavati Hospital after that horrific accident. I firmly believe that my life as it is today is largely because of the big heart that a king like Shah Rukh Khan has and always will be.
I am told that SRK feels embarrassed when I express gratitude to him, but what can I do? I am a grateful person, a feeling that my mother instilled in me seventy years ago.
Whenever I see SRK spreading the joy of life, sometimes even when he is in pain, I smile. But I know that as long as he smiles in the face of darkness, the light will shine on him and the clouds of darkness will be as far away from him as possible.
Live, live king, no power can stop you. Because you are the power that God gives to anyone.