Oh boy, TEN separate discussion questions! And you can pick any of them to talk about, or all. And I will have to think up ten questions, so that’s gonna be hard.
Shahrukh’s Letterman special is releasing soon, yaaaay! What 3 movies would you have recommended to Letterman to watch before his interview?
For me, DDLJ, Jab Harry Met Sejal, My Name is Khan
This is an old question but a good one. What one year of Shahrukh’s career (not counting 1998) would you pick as best/most representative?
2007! Chak De! India and Om Shanti Om
What co-star did Shahrukh have the BEST chemistry with?
I’m predictable, Kajol!
What co-star did Shahrukh have the WORST chemistry with?
Boy, this is hard! I want to say Katrina but Zero proved that was good chemistry, just not sexual chemistry. I think I’m gonna say Aish?
What genre of film should Shahrukh make next?
Police movie! He hasn’t done when yet (One 2 Ka 4 was too much of a romance and family film for me to feel purely police), and I’ve never seen him in uniform
In what circumstances, if any, should Shahrukh make a Hollywood film?
Only if the script is written specifically for him as an actor (not as a movie star, but an actor) and if he is promoted as an actor as well, not just a curiosity from overseas he sings and dances but a major talent.
What era of Shahrukh is the best era of Shahrukh NOT COUNTING THE PRESENT?
Early 2000s! He had his hair figured out, his body wasn’t too extreme, and he was beginning to challenge himself in his roles.
What 3 young actors could you combine to equal one Shahrukh?
Hmm. I would take the energy of Ranveer, the talent and willingness to experiment of Rajkummar Rao, and the everyman quality of Ayushmann Khurrana.
If you only had a chance to show one film to someone to introduce them to Shahrukh, what one film would you pick?
Call me crazy, but Swades! It’s a good movie, with a decent performance at the center of it. It introduces Shahrukh as someone with script sense, acting ability, and he’s kind of hot too.
Final question! What fun discussion topic would you suggest about Shahrukh?