Shahrukh Khan work & life honoured in Germany tribute show
By Mirwais Adeel - 23 Dec 2012, 10:04 am
The actor’s two decades career in Indian cinema was presented during the theatre show “A Bollywood Dream” in Stuttgart.
Actor-musician Abbas Hasan told Digital Spy: “I had a great time performing in Germany. The audience is unbelievably warm and their love never ceases to amaze me. It’s always a joy to return and I love seeing some of the familiar faces in the crowd singing along.
“I love being able to represent an aspect of Bollywood culture as an Asian artist, and I look forward to returning soon.”
A number of UK and German actors, dancers and singers also played alongside the musical features stage artiste Faraz Khan.
Rishi Rich protégé Hasan has recently unveiled a mashup of his 2011 track ‘Habibi’ with Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’.
Born and brought up in Delhi, Shah Rukh Khan started his career on television as Commando Abhimanyu Rai in Fauji (1988). He instantly became the teenage heartthrob owing to dimpled smile. He, then went on to play a small part in Circus (1989).
After the tragic death of both his parents, Shah Rukh decided to come to Mumbai, to start afresh and also test his fate in Bollywood. Shah Rukh made his entry into Bollywood with Deewana (1992). The movie was a hit and Shah Rukh bagged his first award, Filmfare Best Male Debut Award. Both, Baazigar and Darr (1993) had Shah Rukh protraying a negative character of an obsessive lover. Both these movies got him critical acclamation and were instant successes.
The biggest blockbuster of his career came with Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995). The movie is an all time success and is currently in its sixteenth year in Mumbai theatres. He also acted in Anjaam (1994), Dil Se (1998), Hey Ram (2000), Swades (2004) and Paheli (2005). Although these movies did not make it at the box-office, his role in the movies received recognition. Paheli (2005) went on to become India’s official entry to the Academy Awards for consideration for Best Foreign Language Film.