Month of SRK: 7 Shahrukh Brain Teasers

I’m having a lazy day, so I’m gonna be lazy and put up a series of questions and we will see how many answers we can come up with! Not discussion questions (although I hope they might lead to discussion), more trivia or riddle type questions.

  1. How many actresses has Shahrukh co-starred with only once?
  2. Can you name all the female directors Shahrukh has worked with?
  3. How many serious Shahrukh injuries can you list, along with the full details of the cause and treatment?
  4. What are all the movies where Shahrukh played a double role?
  5. What are all the movies where Shahrukh aged 5 or more years during the story?
  6. What are all the Shahrukh movies that are currently NOT on Netflix?
  7. What are all the movie professions Shahrukh has had?

I’m not gonna answer all of them for you, but I will give you #6! And you can always see if how many of these you were able to come up with without checking (I knew about the Dharma and YRF films and a couple of the others, but there were a lot that surprised me)

Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman

Dil Aashna Hai

King Uncle

Baazigar

Darr

Anjaam

Karan-Arjun

Zamaana Deewana

Guddu

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayange

Army

Koyla

Yes Boss

Dil To Pagal Hai

Duplicate

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Baadshah

Josh

Mohabbattein

Gaja Gamini

Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham

Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam

Devdas

Saathiya

Kal Ho Na Ho

Veer Zaara

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna

Don

Chak De India

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

My Name is Khan

Don 2

Jab Tak Hain Jaan

Fan

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

18 thoughts on “Month of SRK: 7 Shahrukh Brain Teasers

  1. Some head spinning questions for first thing in the morning!
    Your list for #6 is only for the US, different arrangements for different countries. I have PBDHH here. There are too many not available! which is why I still believe in buying all his films on DVD when they are released, both regular and blu-Ray. When I am 120 years old I’ll have the only remaining DVD player left in the world, so I’ll be self-sufficient and sit in my nursing home room happily watching all his movies over and over again, in peace and contentment. 🙂

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    • Good idea! I think, I’ll do the same, although I will have the last two remaining (in case one goes kaput) and maybe a laptop with a DVD driver (if my TV gets broken)

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    • I have now removed PBDHH, must just not have popped up on my search for some reason. But you were right at the time you wrote this comment! I don’t want future readers to think you were hallucinating 🙂

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  2. Double role – we have listed these some time ago, but here’s a few to start: ( both separate people and person in disguise)
    Baazigar
    Duplicate
    Don ( this should count as triple role)
    Paheli
    Rab Ne
    Fan
    Ra 1
    Dilwale
    Karan Arjun ( sort of. Was the character different?)

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    • For a different actor, I would count Karan Arjun because it was technically two people. But compared to his other double roles, there is just no comparison, he doesn’t really truly create two characters the way he does in other films. Even Dilwale! Such a difference between the two personas when he flips that switch.

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  3. #5 Aging in roles. This’s is a tough one. So many take you on a journey referencing time passing, like in Dilwale, but do we actually see it? And do you mean his character played by him or are we including characters who aged from childhood.
    To start:
    Veer Zara
    Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
    Jab Tak Hai Jaan
    Zero
    Chak De India

    From child:
    Main Hoon Naa
    Baazigar
    Chennai Express
    K3G
    Raees

    And for. Double role: Om Shanti Om!

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    • I think what I meant was performances where he manages to convey the difference between the character as he ages. So, from your list, not the from childhood ones (since that wasn’t his performance as a child). But yes Veer-Zaara, KKHH, JTHJ, and K3G. Raees and Chak De I am torn because we get just a glimpse of his younger self in both, and then the rest of the film takes place in the same time period. Of course, that’s just how I was thinking, doesn’t have to be how everyone does it!

      Great double role choice!

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      • I would include Chak De because the character he is in the younger self is different. He flares into anger, starts the scuffle with the journalists. The one who comes back after 7 years seems more in control. He still has the same burning inside him but he channels it differently. It emerges is when the girls decide to ditch him as coach – he reacts but reigns it in. This change is significant to the whole film and character so is worth including.

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  4. double role: I would add EnglishBabuDesiMem and OmShantiOm
    woman director: I only know three: Hema Malini, Gauri Shinde and Farah
    once-time costar: there are a lot: I remember Sushmita Sen, Urmila Matondkar, Raveena Tandon, Shilpa Shetty, From Swades (Gayatri Joshi?), Twinkle, Sridevi, Tabu, from KHKN (Krishnamorti?), Pooja Bhatt, Alia Bhatt, Mahira Khan, from Pardes (Mahima…), and the actresses from King Uncle and Trimurti
    professions: oh boy, so many…I’l try…teacher/coach, don/gangster/bootlegger, army/marine/police officer/private detective, chef/waiter, student, psychologist, salesman/trader, entrepreneur/businessman, engineer/NASA Project manager, employee, sugar baker, actor/star/street artist/dancer+choreographer, tourist guide, miner, astronaut (well, not as a profession really), labouror, reporter, carrier, archaeologist, lawyer, king, game designer…
    injuries: also many (too many) and almost everything one can break/twist/string/overstretch/sprain during stunts; multiple operations knees, both the shoulders, back (spine); almost burned himself (I would have to do research for when everything exactly. I know about Shakti (after that he h a d to do the spine operation; then The Viswani movie (Dulha…) after what he h a d to do the second shoulder operation, there was another one before or after Mohabbatein, Koyla, I think he also broke a hand or legor foot (?) apart from the burnings. I also remember during HNY filming that a door fell on head and shoulder…and so on and so forth.

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    • Ah yes, the aging roles! Zero wasn’t five years (the girl was just a baby)…although, he came back on earth after 15 years…okay so?
      There is Dilwale, too, and Trimurti and KANK. And what about Anjaam and Devdas?

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      • Hmmm. Following my rules (which you don’t have to), I would include Dilwale but not Trimurti (Shahrukh’s section covers only a short time). Devdas, Bhansali time is always weird but I think it’s not supposed to be that long, maybe just a few years after he returns. Could be wrong though, I’ve only seen it once. But Anjaam! That’s a fascinating one! It is definitely a long period with Shahrukh as the actor. And yeah, I think he does change. Or rather shows how he changes but doesn’t. He pretends to be more mature, more controlled, but inside remains that crazy little boy.

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    • I was also thinking Zoya Akhtar, it’s just a cameo but it is such a good one.

      He has had so many professions! And professions that were actual parts of his character, not just one line and forgotten.

      I remember the door falling too! I kept waiting for that shot in the movie and I never saw it, must have been a flub they cut out.

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  5. Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani is on my CA Netflix, but Hey Ram isn’t, which surprises me because Red Chilies now owns it. I suspect there is something about this movie I don’t know.

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    • That is interesting! I think Hey Ram is morally disgusting, but a lot of people don’t agree with me. Maybe Shahrukh does and is hiding the film away?

      Or it could just be that it is a Tamil film originally so the rights are funky.

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