Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is an Indian icon like no other.
For decades, the Delhi-born actor worked hard to get roles in crazy blockbuster movies, to make a name for himself in Indian homes and even outside the country.
Ask anyone, Shah Rukh is a phenomenon and has a crazy fan following him around the world.
The actor is currently on his way to make his long-awaited return to Bollywood with the upcoming Pathan film.
Fans have been waiting to see more of Shah Rukh since his last film, with the actor almost on sabbatical from the industry, however, with Pathan also set to play Salman Khan, the actor would mark a proper return to his kingdom, Bollywood.
Today, while Shah Rukh is a mainstay in Bollywood, people often wonder why he never starred in a Hollywood movie.
Well it looks like the Raees The actor has been offered western roles before, however, he chose to turn them down.
Why? Mainly because of his love for India, or how he wants Indians to be portrayed.
Speaking in detail in an interview a few years ago, Shah Rukh revealed why he said no to Hollywood.
“I have never been offered a job in the West, no matter how small or valuable. I have always said that I wanted to make Indian films that would be watched internationally. People who work in the West or in Hollywood really make sure that our name and our Indianness is spread there, which is very good for future generations and very commendable. I don’t look down on them. I also feel that I am not good enough to do something in the west, language being a problem.
“If I am offered something that makes me proud as an actor when I participate in it and which in turn will make India proud, I will do it. The fact is that an Indian actor goes to the West and makes a movie that takes nothing away from the Indianness of the emotion. I would love to do such projects. But so far in 25 years, I will be very honest and open to say that no one from Hollywood in the western world will not proposed to me,” said Shah Rukh.
If you don’t know, Shah Rukh would have once been in a Martin Scorsese movie opposite Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio.
Yes, it’s true.
The film, titled Xtreme City was supposed to be a Hollywood gangster movie, to be produced by Scorsese, Weisman and directed by Paul Schrader.
However, it turned out that the film never got off the ground and it was scrapped.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Ali Fazal and Dhanush are among the Indian names who have gone on to make Hollywood movies.
Maybe the door is still open for Bollywood Badshah to show Hollywood who’s boss…