When Anupama Chopra asked Shah Rukh Khan about his East-meets-West appeal
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Ahead of Pathaan’s release, the first episode features Anupama Chopra, Rahul Desai and Prathyush Parasuraman discussing what one should expect from Shah Rukh Khan in 2023 and the dawn of SRK 3.0. “I remember asking Shah Rukh that you were Rahul, you were Raj, you were the guy who did Karva Chauth in DDLJ… You were all things western with the golden Indian heart and we were your core constituencies, but this guy in Chennai Express doesn’t feel like that… Are you cheating on us? And he was so taken aback and said no, I love you all,” recalls Anupama Chopra as she comments upon the current wave of heroes in Indian films.
Prathyush was quick to add, “We’re hoping that he would be able to bring back the romance that is fading from cinema.”
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