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Shah Rukh Khan hits out at critics; says, “Star system cannot be the only way of summing up films”
The king of romance, our very own Shah Rukh Khan had been to the Critics Choice Film Awards 2019. A couple of days back, a video of him saying ‘I Love You’ in Chinese went viral in the realms of social media. Yesterday, at the awards, Shah Rukh Khan delivered a speech.
In the past few years, his films like ‘Fan’, ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ and ‘Zero’ haven’t worked out well with the masses. Several questions are being asked to him regarding the choice of his films.
As per Times Now, the actor went on stage and took the opportunity to bare his heart to the critics and here is an extract of what he said:
“We filmmakers have fought along to give more credit to constructive and jaded ideas. We search for art, we search for form without the essence of the stories. We find logic and disregard the free-spirit of story telling. We have to remind ourselves that truth is formless, only untruths are formed. We as film fraternity have to be truer to ourselves, to the stories we set out to tell. So I request all my critics friends here, please don’t be like us Bollywood film stars, and get carried away by what Bollywood succumbed to many years ago – the star system. The star system cannot be the only way of summing up films by our critics. 3 stars, 3.5 stars, 3 and a quarter stars, 5 stars….It’s a film, not a hotel for God sake. With critics sprouting all over, film critic is becoming an endangered species. Please let it not get replaced by consumer service…”
Several people have lauded him for expressing himself so well about what he feels, as an actor.
Who better than an actor, a movie star, who understands and appreciates constructive criticism, who can laugh at himself and the critics…to be the big surprise finale at the @CCFAwards – thank you @iamsrk for your eloquence and generosity pic.twitter.com/TtXYAE1aNy
— Rajeev Masand (@RajeevMasand) April 21, 2019
The actor never fails to make his fans and wellwishers happy. So, he made sure that he did his signature pose.
— SRK Universe (@SRKUniverse) April 21, 2019