I had a 7am phone call at work this morning, meaning I left home at 6:30am, meaning I am not thinking super straight right now and deep thinking is not going to be happening today. So I’m gonna start off a Shahrukh discussion post and hope you all can think for me.
What have you watched and thought “this is good, but I’m really curious how Shahrukh would have played that role”?
It can be a Hindi movie, Tamil, Telugu, anything. Even Hollywood. And it doesn’t necessarily mean you hated the actual performance, just that you are curious how Shahrukh would have played it. Doesn’t have to be just movies either, miniseries and stuff are allowed too.
For instance, I just watched Good Omens, and I would love to see what Shahrukh would have done with the Crowley character. I feel like he could have handled the “fighting against my essential nature torn up by unexpected love” aspect really well, and also we know he looks good in black with sunglasses.
Or, here’s an interesting thought experiment, what if the roles in Kal Ho Na Ho were reversed? Shahrukh would have to play slightly older than Saif, but that might even work well for the character, a late bloomer who is still struggling with confidence and identity and getting a bit desperate for a love connection as he nears 35, Preity doesn’t take him seriously partly because of the age difference and he only thinks of her as a friend for the same reason, until Saif shows up and pushes the issue by being the perfect age appropriate option.
What other roles can you think of that you would like to think about with Shahrukh?