Shah Rukh Khan doesn’t require an introduction, his name itself is enough. King Khan is also known as the Badshah of Bollywood, the King of Romance, and many other titles. Shah Rukh shot to popularity after starring in ‘Deewana,’ and he hasn’t looked back since. King Khan has ruled Hindi cinema for decades, and his fan base is not restricted to Bollywood; thanks to his diverse acting abilities, SRK has a large fan base all over the world.
But did you know that he once sold tickets for his own movie in a Mumbai theatre?
It’s difficult to believe, but it’s true. King Khan sat at the advance ticket booking counter on the opening day of his 1994 film ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa,’ where he not only sold but also received payment for selling the tickets.
Shah Rukh pioneered the trend at Mumbai’s Gaiety Galaxy back then. Isn’t it strange? In the film, SRK was cast opposite Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, and the fans adored their combo.
King Khan, for the uninitiated, was not the initial choice for the film. The makers had planned to cast Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla in the starring roles, with Shah Rukh rumoured to be cast in the supporting role, but Aamir dropped out, and Badshah was cast in his place. Juhi, on the other hand, made a cameo appearance in the film.
In terms of work, King Khan is making a comeback with ‘Pathan,’ following a three-year hiatus. Deepika Padukone plays the leading lady in the film.