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Shah Rukh Khan's success has always been credited to Yash Chopra, but is it true?

Written by A. Kameshwari | New Delhi | Published:November 8, 2016 7:37 pm
shah rukh khan Shah Rukh Khan will next appear in Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi.

Over the years, credit of Shah Rukh Khan’s success has been given to Yash Chopra, who made him the king of romance, but somebody from the industry says that is not the truth. According to writer and filmmaker Samar Khan, the success of Shah Rukh Khan is because of Lt.Col. R.K. Kapoor, the director who introduced SRK and gave him the first break of his career with television series, Fauji.
Samar Khan is going to launch a book on the Bollywood journey of Shah Rukh Khan. During a Twitter interaction with Shah Rukh fans, he credited Kapoor to be the most impactful personality of King Khan’s career, among the directors.

shah rukh khan, fauji, Col. Kapoor Fauji, directed by Lt.Col. R.K Kapoor, was television debut of Shah Rukh Khan.

He said, “The director who discovered Shah Rukh and gave SRK to the industry was Col. Kapoor. According to me, there would be no Shah Rukh Khan without him. Hats off to him. He is also a part of my book.”

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Samar has known the actor for the last 20 years. He had met the actor on the sets of English Babu Desi Mem, which also starred Sonali Bendre. It took him four years to put the book together with co-author Sonali Kokra. The book will include interviews with all the director Shah Rukh has ever worked with, it also includes an interview of Aditya Chopra, who gave SRK his pathbreaking film, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. The book, which will be launched on November 8, has been titled SRK: 25 Years of A Life.

When asked if the book will have any interviews of the actor’s wife Gauri Khan or his children Suhana or Aryan, Samar said that since the book is more about his professional journey, the book will not have any references to his personal life.

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There are ample of books written on SRK but as we say the more the merrier, people still want to read about him and his journey as he has been an inspiration in many ways. Well, for now, Shah Rukh is busy promoting his upcoming film, Dear Zindagi. The film also stars Alia Bhatt. Other than that, SRK will also be seen in Raees and Imtiaz Ali’s The Ring.