Shah Rukh Khan: The Directorial Perspective Former journalist and director Samar Khan has recently launched his book on Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Titled ‘SRK 25 Years of A Life’, the book traces the actor’s Bollywood journey from a TV cross-over in Hema Malini’s ‘Dil Aashna Hai’ to being the reigning superstar of today. The book contains essays from different filmmakers and directors who’ve played pivotal roles in shaping the actor’s impressive filmography. We bring you the perspectives of fifteen such directors and film personalities who have known your favorite actor, much closely. Read on. Hema Malini Hema Malini directed Shah Rukh Khan in his debut film, ‘Dil Aashna Hai’. She had taken notice of him during his TV stint in the serial ‘Fauji’. Abbas Mustan Abbas-Mustan were instrumental in bringing SRK to the limelight with his frightening negative role in ‘Baazigar’. Funnily it was a part that was rejected by most of the leading Bollywood actors. Rakesh Roshan Only Rakesh Roshan managed to bring together today’s reigning superstars SRK and Salman Khan for a full-fledged movie in ‘Karan Arjun’, even though Karan Johar enjoys the glory of reuniting them in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’. Subhash Ghai The legendary showman of Indian cinema had directed SRK in ‘Pardes’. Sanjay Leela Bhansali Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Devdas’ was one of the first movies to place SRK on the global map of fame. Nikhil Advani One of SRK’s most dignified performances in ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ was courtesy director Nikhil Advani. Farah Khan Farah Khan’s stellar directorial debut ‘Main Hoon Naa’ warmed the cockles of everyone’s hearts with SRK playing the dutiful son and an army officer with equal finesse.