When Shah Rukh Said ‘Current Generation Can Understand Brilliance Of Old Movies With Remakes’ – News18

Shah Rukh Khan has starred in two remakes- Devdas and Don.

After Shah Rukh Khan appeared in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s remake of Devdas in 2002, the Badshah actor called himself an “idiot” for saying yes to the film.

Recently, Shah Rukh Khan has been grabbing headlines ahead of the release of his upcoming action movie Jawan. The movie is directed by Atlee and also features actors like Sanya Malhotra, Priyamani, Nayanthara, Vijay Sethypathi and Sanjay Dutt, to name a few. The movie has garnered immense hype after the makers dropped two songs as well. Amidst this, the news of the Dilwale actor not being a part of Don 3 has been shared which left his fans heartbroken.

After the immense success of Pathaan, Shah Rukh Khan fans are buzzing with excitement for the release of Jawan and Dunki. In an interview, the Darr actor revealed the secret of why films are remade and the ongoing tradition of it in Bollywood. It is to be noted that the superstar of Bollywood has been a part of two remakes- Devdas, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Don, by Farhan Akhtar.

In 1955, Bimal Roy directed Devdas which starred Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Suchitra Sen and Pran in important roles. The movie was a huge success. Years later, in 2002, Sanjay Leela Bhansali cast Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead and this movie also set the cash register ringing.

Reportedly, in one of his earlier interviews, SRK revealed that the current generation would not be able to watch the movies that were made many decades back. In fact, they would not even be able to understand the brilliance of the movies of that era. But with a remake, at least the youth would get the chance to know about such a movie, which is important.

In a separate interview, the Badshah actor called himself an “idiot” for saying yes to Devdas. He said, “You can’t imitate Mr. Dilip Kumar. Whoever copies Dilip Kumar, they are idiots like me.”

Shah Rukh Khan has also appeared in yet another remake called Don. It was the remake of the 1978 movie Don, which was headlined by Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman and Pran. In 2006, Farhan Akhtar roped in Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani and many others for the thriller movie. SRK fans were impressed after seeing their favourite actor in a negative role.

In 2011, Farhan Akhtar delivered its sequel at the box office, which was once again received with open arms by the audience. Now, the director is gearing up for Don 3, which is set to star Ranveer Singh in the lead.