No real reason for this post beyond it being late on Friday (TGIF just wasn’t brainless enough), and me just stumbling across one image that was too good not to share. And heck, any excuse to discuss the unique appeal of SRK!
So, I just stumbled across this photo, which is really really really good, and also I think encapsulates exactly what we, the female audience/fan, want from a Shahrukh romance.
See how happy Anushka is? That’s what we want. We want to feel safe and free and powerful like that. It’s not about falling in love with Shahrukh, it’s about falling in love with how he makes his heroines feel.
Not in every movie of course. In Baazigar, for instance, you didn’t really want that heroine’s life. But in the great Shahrukh romances, it’s all about making her feel good about herself.
And it’s in the way he looks at her. Shahrukh’s love look isn’t “oo, you so sexy!”, it’s “ooo, you so wonderful in every possible way that I just want to be near you and serve you and make no demands on you besides being allowed to be in your presence”.
So, while I would like for this new movie to end with a wedding and babies and all that good stuff, I also can see it still being a “classic Shahrukh romance” if it is more of a bittersweet ending. Because he doesn’t need the girl to embrace him and be his wife and have his babies. He just needs for her to be happy, and then he will be happy.
The only reason that ending would be bittersweet is because we, the audience, know that no one will ever love Anushka as much or in the same way as Shahrukh can love.