#26YearsOfSRK: 5 unconventional films that actually made him King Khan
It has been 26 years since we first saw Shah Rukh Khan on celluloid. He made his Bollywood debut in 1992 with 'Deewana' on this very day. Although it is his movies like 'DDLJ', 'KKHH', 'Veer-Zaara', 'Chennai Express' which made him a darling of the masses, but his body-of-work also includes multiple 'unconventional' films that bowled over the audience. Let's have a look at them.
'Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman' was SRK's fourth release of 1992 after 'Deewana', 'Chamatkar' and 'Dil Aashna Hai'. The film starred him as a young graduate from Darjeeling who comes to Mumbai to pursue a career in engineering. His heartfelt performance resonated with the audience big time and they certainly knew that something was really special about this Delhi boy.
At a time when other leading actors were doubtful about playing negative roles, SRK showed them how it is done with 'Darr'. His villainous avatar of Rahul Mehra overshadowed all the other actors in the Yash Chopra directorial. Co-starring Sunny Deol, Juhi Chawla and Anupam Kher, the film earned SRK a Filmfare nomination in Best Villain category.
SRK stunned one and all as a cold-blooded killer with a vendetta in 'Baazigar', Abbas-Mustan thriller. He had almost blurred the lines between a hero and a villain and took home the Best Villain Filmfare trophy. Featuring Kajol and Shilpa Shetty opposite SRK, 'Baazigar', over the years, has earned a reputation of a cult film.
'Maya Memsaab' is one of the most underrated films of King Khan. Helmed by Ketan Mehta and co-starring Deepa Sahi, it was based on Gustave Flaubert's novel 'Madame Bovary' and released in 1993. Though the film did not do the big numbers, it certainly is a must-watch for every die-hard SRK fan.
'Dil Se' is another SRK starrer that did not fare well commercially but it eventually found its audience over the years. Said to be way ahead of its time, 'Dil Se' also featured Manisha Koirala and Preity Zinta. A romantic thriller in the backdrop of the insurgency in Northeast India, it was helmed by the maverick filmmaker Mani Ratnam.