Tuesday, 25 June marked 27 years of Shah Rukh Khan in Bollywood since it was 25 June, 1992 when his debut film Deewana released. It paved the small-to-big screen journey for Shah Rukh, who has earned epithets like ‘Badshah' and 'King Khan' and will next be heard in the Hindi dubbed version of The Lion King. Shah Rukh celebrated the occasion by sharing a special video for his fans on Twitter.
In the video, SRK is seen riding a bike to the tune of ‘Koi Na Koi Chahiye’ from Deewana before stopping to addressing his fans with a heartfelt message. “Thank you for the awesome 27 years everybody and Thank you Sharad for the bikes!,” he wrote.
Take a look.
Thank you for the awesome 27 years everybody and Thank you Sharad for the bikes! pic.twitter.com/UMg6k78C06— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 25, 2019
Elsewhere, fans helped the hashtag #27GoldenYearsOfSRK trend on Twitter as the tributes were pouring in.
"Legacy of the one true king continues. Thank you Shah Rukh Khan for giving us #27GoldenYearsOfSRK! #Mufasa #TheLionKing," Walt Disney Studios wrote in a Twitter tribute to the actor, one of Bollywood's best known global ambassadors.
The actor made a humble beginning with theatre in Delhi where he grew up, before he moved to television with shows like Fauji and Circus, and eventually into the universe of films.
Shah Rukh is currently working on the television show TED Talks 2, and as far as film projects are concerned, in a recent interview to China Global Television Network during a visit to Beijing, he said, "I haven't decided what I will do next. I thought I will take a few months off and try and work on what I want to do because it's very important for me to be most excited about it.
"“So, right now I don’t have anything that’s stunning, scintillating and exciting, If I will have it, I will start working on it.”" - Shah Rukh Khan
"27 years a ago a Delhi boy became a hero. I would rather say a hero became a film actor. Hard work and passion can make magic happen. You showed it to us, you still do. Intelligent, sharp, witty but the grounded SRK," tweeted one ardent fan.
27 years a ago a delhi boy became a Hero. I would rather say.. a Hero became a film actor.— दास्तान-ए-सिफ़र (@DastaneSifar) June 25, 2019
Hard work and passion can make magic happen. You showed it to us, u still do.
Intelligent, sharp, witty but the grounded #ApnaSRK #27GoldenYearsOfSRK #27YearsOfSRK
Another fan described him as: "There's only one religion in this world, hard work. He's More than just the world's biggest movie star. More than just a king. More than just an entertainer. More than just a dimpled charmer. More than an icon/idol."
There's only one religion in this world,HardWork— Habil Mohidin (@IamHabeel) June 25, 2019
He's More than just The World's Biggest Movie Star
More than just a King
More than just an entertainer
More than just a Dimpled Charmer
More than an Icon/Idol
A Teacher, Teaches you life skills. #27YearsOfSRK #27GoldenYearsOfSRK pic.twitter.com/CZRk7Z5h26
Shah Rukh has now teamed up with son Aryan, who voices Simba in The Lion King.
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