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Why Fans Are Lining Up Out the Door to See Shah Rukh Khan’s Latest Movie


Shah Rukh Khan’s latest film, Jawan, has received massive attention and viewers lined up at theaters to watch it on its first release day. Shah Rukh Khan’s fame as the “King Khan” and “Baadshah of Bollywood” has made him one of India’s most popular actors, with a global recognition surpassing Hollywood stars like Tom Cruise. After a four-year hiatus, Shah Rukh Khan’s career comeback with films like Pathaan and now Jawan has generated immense hype and anticipation among his fans, especially with his dual role in the film.

Indian films have always offered something new to audiences, although they mostly rely on film stars to gain a marketing advantage. For instance, films like RRR have become instantly popular as a result of their predecessors, Bahubali: The Beginning and Bahubali 2: The Conclusion. However, that was in 2022, but this year is specially reserved for Shah Rukh Khan, as not one but two of his films have taken the box office by storm.

Pathaan, which was released earlier this year, has surpassed the 1000 crore mark in Indian currency, which is equivalent to $130 million worldwide. As if that weren’t enough, the actor’s most anticipated film, Jawan, has finally been released in theaters all across the world.

While the film is expected to have some commotion during its release, viewers have lined up in front of theaters to watch it at a moment’s notice. Here’s why Shah Rukh Khan’s latest film, Jawan, received so much attention on its first release day.

Shah Rukh Khan’s Massive Fame
Jawan Shah Rukh Khan

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The film industry has provided many actors with a second life, and Shah Rukh Khan, widely regarded as the “King Khan” and “Baadshah of Bollywood,” is no exception. The actor made his screen debut in 1988 with the television show “Dil Dariya,” but after appearing in a few other movies and TV shows, he went on a hiatus for two years owing to his mother’s death.

No one could have predicted that it would be the rise of India’s most popular actor after a couple of decades as he shot to fame through both positive and negative roles over the years. Needless to say, his career was far from smooth, with plenty of ups and downs that could have made him one of the bunch. According to the surveys conducted in the early 2010s, over 3.2 billion people in the world knew who Shah Rukh Khan was, which was more than Tom Cruise.

He was described as “the biggest movie star you’ve ever heard of…perhaps the world’s biggest movie star, period” by the Los Angeles Times in 2011. Furthermore, Khan is not only one of India’s wealthiest celebrities ($400-600 million in 2015) but was also listed as one of the 50 greatest actors of all time by Empire magazine and the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.

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The Actor’s Second Film After a Long Absence
Pathaan release date Yash Raj Films

Despite being the face of Bollywood and, perhaps, Indian Cinema, Khan’s career has suffered a major setback in 2018. While his age may have been a factor that held him back from acting in more films, a part of it was due to the pandemic. However, prior to his four-year-long hiatus, the actor was experiencing a career comeback, with movies like Zero (2018) and Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017) failing to meet fans’ expectations and earning mixed reviews.

During his four-year break, Khan was adamant about making a huge comeback and reunited with Deepika Padukone (XXX: Return of Xander Cage) to star in Yash Raj Films’ action thriller Pathaan, which was released as a part of YRF Spy Universe with War and Tiger Zinda Hai. Even before Jawan, Pathaan had massive hype, with Shah Rukh Khan’s fans raving about the movie from the beginning of its production.

With Jawan being a similar film but more focused on patriotism, which easily moves any Indian, it is no surprise that fans are lining up to watch it on the first day. It makes even more sense considering that the legendary actor is playing a dual role in the film as Raj Vardhan Thakur and Vikram Rathore.

A Movie That Resonates with Actor’s Love Towards India
Jawan movie Red Chillies Entertainment

While many people across the world only knew Shah Rukh Khan as a phenomenal actor who rose to stardom through a string of successful films over the past two decades, not many were familiar with his attitude and humbleness. Khan was awarded the Padma Shri in 2005, an honorable award only granted to a select few in the country.

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Shah Rukh Khan has appeared in numerous patriotic stories during his career, including The Forgotten Army – Azaad ke liye, A.R. Rahman’s Jai Hind India, Pathaan, and many others. The film provided Indian fans a purpose to watch, with Jawan translating to “Soldier” in English.

In addition, the trailer was powerful, with dialogues that strongly resonated with fans and moviegoers alike, particularly “I’m a soldier. I can give my life a thousand times, but only for my country. Not for people like you who sell our country.”

While Pathaan was a spectacular action thriller that showed King Khan in his peak form, Jawan is a different story. Contrary to popular belief, the film brought out the real actor in him while still providing fans with what they wanted with his second role.

Jawan is currently released in 5,500 theaters in India and 4,500 screens in other international regions.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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