Shah Rukh Khan no longer a bankable star? Is SRK losing his charm? Why is he making such bad choices of films? Why are his films tanking at the box office?' Well, these are the only kind of questions which are being repeatedly asked in the last few years considering the number of 'not-so-successful' films he's delivered starting from Fan to Jab Harry Met Sejal to his latest debacle, Zero. Not that anyone can write him off saying he's taking his audience for granted for he's always tried to get out of his comfort zone and push the limits, the most challenging one being that in Zero where he's played a vertically challenged guy. So what is not working in his favour? The critical judgements passed on his films? Well, perhaps, Shah Rukh Khan's speech at the Critics Film Choice Awards 2019 that was held last night, might have an answer to all your questions. Surprising the critics by making an unexpected entry towards the end of the show, SRK took full advantage of the occasion to make the critics hear him out as he
We filmmakers have fought along to give more credit to constructive and jaded ideas. We search for art, we search for form without the essence of the stories. We find logic and disregard the free-spirit of story telling. We have to remind ourselves that truth is formless, only untruths are formed. We as film fraternity have to be truer to ourselves, to the stories we set out to tell. So I request all my critics friends here, please don't be like us Bollywood film stars, and get carried away by what Bollywood succumbed to many years ago - the star system. The star system cannot be the only way of summing up films by our critics. 3 stars, 3.5 stars, 3 and a quarter stars, 5 stars....It's a film, not a hotel for God sake. With critics sprouting all over, film critic is becoming an endangered species. Please let it not get replaced by consumer service...