16 January, 2021

Khan Se Cannes Tak

'As I watched Shahrukh, I relearnt the age-old maxim that acting is all about doing and not talking or thinking, and has more to do with gratifying the viewers senses than confusing him with some sort of superior logic.'

Khan Se Cannes Tak
I have always believed that life comes down to a few key moments and it is the fragrant memories of these moments which hold our relationships together. A fortnight ago while I was in the throes of my film shooting, Vivek, an old assistant of mine who is now working for Shahrukh Khan forwarded me an SMS message that he had received from SRK who was undergoing medical treatment in London. It said: "Tell Bhatt saab that I am coming to him with the first draft of my memoirs very soon. He will be the first person to read it. Also give him a hug and tell him thank you very much for pushing me to write my memoirs."

This heartfelt message made my otherwise drab and dreary day sparkle. It touched me deeply. Gratitude of any kind in Bollywood is so rare. Memories of the time spent with this wonder boy who has blazed through the skies of the entertainment world began to spill out of my head. It only reaffirmed what I had always felt about him. Life for Shahrukh is no brief, hesitant candle, but a splendid torch, which he will make sure burns as brightly and as unapologetically as...


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