'Don't know when passion became purpose and turned into profession': SRK on completion of 28 years in Bollywood
Mumbai/IBNS: India's superstar Shah Rukh Khan took to social media last day to write a heartfelt message as he completed 28 years since making his debut in the Hindi film industry, popularly known as Bollywood.
Shah Rukh in a post on micro-blogging site Twitter wrote, "Don’t know when my passion became my purpose and then turned into my profession. Thank u all for so many years of allowing me to entertain you.
More than my professionalism I believe my passionalism will see me through many more years of service to all of you."
Don’t know when my passion became my purpose and then turned into my profession. Thank u all for so many years of allowing me to entertain you. More than my professionalism I believe my passionalism will see me through many more years of service to all of you. pic.twitter.com/svjEDYZ0TU— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 28, 2020
In a separate tweet, the Swades actor thanked his film producer wife Gauri Khan for capturing the moment as he completed the 28th year in his illustrious Bollywood career.
Starting his acting career on small screens, Shah Rukh caught limelight for the lead role in daily soap 'Circus' which was telecasted on the national television in late 1980s.
Shah Rukh made his Bollywood debut playing a second lead in Rishi Kapoor starrer 'Deewana' where the 55-year old actor had romanced Divya Bharti (now late Divya Bharti).
The Bollywood 'Badshah' rose to fame initially through his anti-hero roles in films like 'Baazigar', 'Darr', 'Anjaam'.
Holding the hands of late filmmaker Yash Chopra, Shah Rukh turned himself into a romantic hero with a timeless, iconic Hindi movie 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' which released in 1995.
Later he had almost immortalised on screen romance with 'Pardes', 'Dil To Pagal Hai', 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', 'Mohabbatein', 'Kal Ho Naa Ho', 'Main Hoon Na', 'Veer-Zaara', 'Om Shanti Om', 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'.
SRK during a film promotion in Kolkata
Retreating from the so-called mainstream films, Shah Rukh ventured into diverse roles too with 'Ashoka', 'Devdas', 'Swades', 'Paheli', 'Chak De! India' or the recent film 'Dear Zindagi'.
In the last few years of his career, Shah Rukh however, failed to connect with his audience through his films which didn't fare well at the box office.
Following the unsuccessful journey of 2018 film 'Zero', where Shah Rukh played the role of a vertically-challenged person, in the box office, the actor took a long break from silver screens.
Though he is making millions of fans waiting for his next project, Shah Rukh continued with other works as a producer or as the co-owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders.
During his career, the onscreen Devdas hosted a number of television shows including 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' which is widely known for acting legend Amitabh Bachchan's hosting.
(Images: Shah Rukh Khan Twitter, India Blooms File)