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Dear Shah Rukh Khan, You’re Letting Yourself And Your Fans Down With Your Poor Choices

You are doing a disservice to yourself, your talent, your brand.

27/08/2017 10:01 AM IST | Updated 27/08/2017 10:01 AM IST
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Dear Shah Rukh,

I'm your biggest fan. A million others might say the same thing, of course, but to me I really am. And that's why I can't bear to see you committing professional suicide. Films like Happy New Year and Jab Harry Met Sejal seemed like charitable projects you'd taken on to help out-of-work directors. What other explanation could there be for you to take on films that lacked a compelling script or any kind of opportunity for you to shine? So, yes, maybe you were being magnanimous by signing those films, but please STOP! By taking on such projects you are doing a disservice to yourself, your talent, your brand.

It's not a good sign when your fans start enjoying your interviews more than your movies!

Remember, you are the Shah Rukh Khan. Why can't someone of your stature get solid storylines that are exclusively written for you? For the person we grew up admiring, for a person who is a gigantic inspiration to millions all across the world, not getting the scripts that he deserves is beyond me. Take control of your cinematic journey before your stardom is overshadowed by one too many damp squibs.

Yes, even the greatest of actors have made mistakes in the films they have picked, but don't make it a habit, Shah Rukh. One bad movie leads to another and before you know it your substandard film endeavours will begin to define you more than all the good work you have done in the past. You've lasted for decades in this industry and you probably have many good years left. You still have time to go back to where you belong. To those, powerful, hand-crafted scripts. Your fans deserve better Shah Rukh. YOU deserve better!

One bad movie leads to another and before you know it your substandard film endeavours will begin to define you more than all the good work you have done...

You have an exceptionally good body of work, immense talent and the biggest fan base. It's a shame to see the kind of work that you have been accepting. It's not a good sign when your fans start enjoying your interviews more than your movies! Not very long ago there was a time when the general sentiment was that if it is a Shah Rukh movie it had to be something good, very good!

Let's bring back that time... for you, for me and for millions and millions of your fans out there.

Big hug!

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