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‘With this book you can take SRK to bed’

Discussion in 'Still Reading Khan - by Mushtaq Sheikh' started by phul, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. phul

    phul SRK my heart my soul

    I have look after this and i can't find it here hope thats the right place.
    Oh its a nice articel. lol All our German women is that true we are realy so like Musthaq said? I think yes yes we are.:D thats so right i could watch Shah Rukh sleeping on a Sofa over hours and it would not be boring for me.:D But i think all the other wonderful Fans here could do the same without it would be boring for them. Ah please forgive me my bad Orthography here and for other Mistakes wich i maby have done ( maybe double posting this.) But i have dont sleep the whole night. Thank you very much to the Guy wich have created a think called Computer Virus thank you.:rolleyes::mad: And thank you God that i have good anti Virussoftware.
    I go to bed now and trie to sleep. :wave:

    ‘With this book you can take SRK to bed’

    Posted: Apr 03, 2009 at 1629 hrs IST

    Shah Rukh Can – that’s a pun-intended title by Mushtaq Shiekh for his second book on King Khan — (three other books have been written on the making of his films Asoka, Om Shanti Om and Devdas respectively). The cover visual of SRK flaunting his six-pack-abs therefore assumes a significance, says the writer. According to the author, this acquisition of a sculpted physique at 40 for Om Shanti Om (which Sheikh co-scripted) reiterates the theme “SRK can”! The book has details and minutiae on the actor and observations on what Shiekh terms his “equity.”
    Shah Rukh Can is a breezy read with its easy, undulating flow in no particular chronological order, keeping in mind the fact that SRKs life, his triumphs in particular, has assumed the status of folklore. According to the writer, it is a continuation of his Still Reading Khan, but a step forward in that he examines the Brand SRK. A lot of it is admittedly culled from self-conducted interviews as also reports in the media. Considering that the book is about SRK among the most widely-chronicled Indian stars, Sheikh manages well in keeping the tone light while alternating swiftly between asides and analysis to the Q & A format so popular with journalists. Shiekh, a former scribe with Star & Style and g magazine, has always been passionate about film stars and film magazines, Shiekh’s book, as it is most times with journalists, is a book in a hurry to tell the million stories that go into making a legend. One can’t blame him because the subject is a man of many parts. Khan has, since Still Reading Khan, Mushtaq’s first book, moved on to activities beyond acting such as being the owner of an IPL team, endorsing a male fairness cream and Lux (a beauty soap) hitherto endorsed by Bollywood beauties.

    “I always said that it’s about the journey…In Still Reading Khan, I didn’t know where to stop, so it became almost like a tombstone – a 4 kilo killer machine you could kill someone with by banging it on their head. I gorged on the design aspect supported as it was with beautiful photographs — it was pure eye-candy. Anybody who is a Shah Rukh fan picked it up because of the photographs. Cost-wise too it was expensive. It was my magnum opus, but then Shah Rukh has a mass appeal and he’s young, so I thought of relooking at his journey from Delhi to Don. With this book, you can take Shah Rukh to bed.”

    The wildly-swerving narrative, Shiekh explains, “Since it was about his journey, I approached it like a travelogue.” Visits to Delhi were made where Khan had grown up and the details - friends and contemporaries reminiscing their days in TAG - are present in the book. Charting this unfamiliar territory brings in objectivity and freshness. The attempt, Shiekh reasserts, has been to sift through the vast amount of information he has been privy to (as part of the star’s intimate circle) to retain stories that have a timeless quality. “I wanted a timeless quality to the book. The way you struggle is timeless. The way you got your first film is timeless. What Neha Dhupia talked about only sex and SRK selling I don’t wish to know. But yes, how does he manage to be so sexually-agile without smooching a heroine, whether it’s Kajol, Juhi or Rani, is something I wanted to know about. German women make dolls of him, cut pictures etc. They can watch him sleep on the sofa and find great activity through him and that is what I thought needs to be understood.”

    It is a pertinent point, considering Khan has been widely hailed as the post-modern romantic hero and one who is examined at considerable length. Chapter 12, which deals with Brand Shah Rukh, is insightful though it merely scratches the surface .

    “It’s interesting that when I wrote the first book he was called a bad businessman and when I got down to writing the second his IPL leap was a case-study for business schools! Now there are many others like Shilpa Shetty biting the bullet. Or when he got into the bathtub for Lux - all that was not there in my earlier book, so I have tried to understand the brand a little more. I studied brand managers a little more than the last time, like how does he work for a Lux, a fairness cream and IPL? If you are someone who has gone through my Still Reading Khan very closely, the difference would be 35 per cent. I have kept it faster and far more objective.”

    Shiekh admits he’s big on successful underdog stories with fairytale endings. Not for him the lives of those who have things handed to them on a platter-a graph with the high and lows are necessary to excite the author. “I discovered many Shah Rukhs. By way of proof I give you quotes by his friends-when they discovered one they lost another SRK. It is by all counts an inspirational story.”

    About chronicling lives of stars besides SRK, Shiekh says it would have to be Hrithik Roshan and Sanjay Dutt. His next, however, would be a work of fiction and short stories are also in the pipeline. As for the rumoured fallout after Billu, it all falls in the realm of fiction. SRK’s endorsement of the book on the back seems to bear him out as also Shiekh’s promise that there are many more SRK books in the offing.

  2. K

    K I love you Shah Rukh. Staff Member


    Thanks Anke.:)
  3. bluey[Ru]

    bluey[Ru] Guest

    it is next to my bed on the nightstand :D:D
  4. sheruka

    sheruka SRK forever

    lol, what a promising head line:tape2::pound:


    Thanks sweety:hug:
  5. phul

    phul SRK my heart my soul

    AW: ‘With this book you can take SRK to bed’

    Ah you are welcome dear Kalee.:hug:
    Hi Hi here is the Same dear Ru yeah i have it next to my Bed to.:D So i can see every mornig the nice Guy on the Cover :D :hug:

    You are welcome to dear. :hug:

    Ah what nice words from you after this Horror Night. But i have sleep now a litlebit and man i had a wonderful dream :D Shah Rukh in my Kitchen with a scarf wich he had signed for me ahhh why this was only a dream? :frusty:
  6. sanjani

    sanjani Ullu-Club Member

    Re: ‘With this book you can take SRK to bed’

    German woman.... lol... :D :D :D
  7. RizwanaShahrukh

    RizwanaShahrukh I love SRK

    :madgrin: he's already standing next to my bed in mini version! and in m mind 24x7 :eyebrows:
  8. Dea

    Dea ♥SRK-Gauri♥

    arre, deceiving title yaar! :lol:

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