They were right too. But the director in me wasn't convinced that we need such a big star cast.
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I wanted someone who looked like he has come from foreign for the NRI part. The director was speaking at the special screening of the film, which completed 20 years in August. Ghai said another challenge for him once the cast was locked was to present Shah Rukh in a non-romantic role. The challenge was to tell Shah Rukh that he won't be like a romantic hero in any shot.
Till the end, there was no hero-heroine romance. It was a wonderful thing," he recalled. Welcome Guest! You Are Here: Home Entertainment. Post your comments Name Email-ID. The year-old actor has played a robber and a man with special needs in Dhoom 3 , an alien in PK , an old wrestler in Dangal , and is set to play a robber in the upcoming Thugs of Hindostan Whatever little trace of romance you see in his films is by-the-way and not central to the film. But this dry spell of love is not a phenomenon that is restricted to the three Khans alone. This seems to be the trend in all movies coming out of Bollywood.
The story lies in the maths: The number of love stories that won the best film award are falling over the years. I remember when my uncle from the US visited India some years ago. As an Indian who was returning to his home country after 17 years, he was keen to do everything Indian.
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Eat golgappas, be pushed by the crowd in the bylanes of Old Delhi, travel in a crowded metro, sit in the Indian auto — you can imagine what kind of adventure this was. One of the things on his list was watching a Bollywood movie in a single-screen theatre. The reason was simple: All his movies are the same.
He was referring to Swades He almost clapped at the first song! He loved the second song. By the third song, there were frowns. And we had left the theatre before the interval. Some of you will point towards the fact that Om Shanti Om went on to become a hit.
Today, the romantic hero is either a stereotype or pure nostalgia. Today, the audience wants more.
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The idea of a year-old dating a year-old is just not working. If you sat through the recent Golmaal , the joke about Ajay Devgan falling for Parineeti Chopra was a real one. The stories are more slice-of-life real today. The actors are more real, the storyline more plausible, and the problems more digestible today. Multiplex and Netflix have brought alive stories that we never knew existed.
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Think Piku , Newton , and Queen The Indian viewer is spoilt for choice. The mushy romance is one genre among many I can gorge on. Tuesday, 02 July Is it creative exhaustion due to retelling of the same storyIJ Do viewers want to move beyond love or is there a wider variety of movies that resonate with us todayIJ Aakash Aggarwal finds out love. Here are three reasons that tell you why the romantic Bollywood hero is dead: 1.
I love the love stories. I am a diehard romantic. But what do I sayIJ We are on a break! The writer is a movie lover, a diehard romantic, and a communications professional.
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