I’ve always admired Shah Rukh Khan – The businessman, never the actor. But I’ve had friends in my life who have admired SRK and how! They live,breathe think SRK. I’ve always wondered what is it that gets these fans so crazy about him. Why does a man who does the same genre of films (well, almost) over and over again, have a consistent set of fan base who never fail to express their angst against people who don’t get like him as an actor.
Fan released their new song ‘Fan Anthem’ today and I thought I was the best person to judge this to understand what exactly a ‘SRK Fan’ feels like. I am curious to understand and decipher what goes into the making of a SRK fanatic. So I dissected the video and tried to figure out what is so ‘crazy’ about this video and if it does justice to what a SRK Fan truly behaves like.
1. Whoever wrote this line has definitely bore the brunt of having any sort of constructive criticism against a SRK Fan. You are not allowed to have any bad opinion about the man at all. The fans have their own parameters set where SRK is the best and there’s nothing below that to compare him with.
2. Untrue. Every word uttered by this man has always been taken ‘dil se’ by every SRK Fan. Whether it’s an interview, a smirk or a movie dialogue. I have never come across a fan who has ignored or not appreciated any word uttered from that mouth.
3. This face they make every time they see pictures of SRK. Yep, rightly captured.
4. Okay THIS, is taking it too far. This is called being a stalker, not a fan.
5. Dancing on the streets, singing the anthem? Errm, no. Not seen that happen yet. But then this is Bollywood, I haven’t seen anything that happens in Bollywood happen in real life either, so I will let this pass.
Verdict – As a “non-srk fan”, I approve of this mad anthem. I have seen people go gaga over this song in less than a day of its launch. Girls pushing their wedding dates to adjust with the release of the movie, and men trying to go under the knife to look like SRK. I rate this song 8/10. -2 for doing a scary job on his face that bounces with him in every shot like it has a life of its own.
Watch the video here –