Refusing to work with the Underworld means you are at risk, and Shahrukh Khan took this risk.
Are you a fan of Shahrukh Khan? You are not the only one, as the stars like Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are also on this list. Therefore, no one denies the charisma Shahrukh has in Bollywood and globally.
Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta is one of the renowned names in Bollywood. Movies like Zinda, Jazbaa, Shootout at Wadala, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Kaabil, Kaante, and Aatish are on his credit. And when he watched SRK’s recent movie, Jawan, he looked inspired and appreciated the work of Shahrukh Khan. During this appraisal, Sanjay Gupta revealed an event that will make you an even bigger fan of Shahrukh Khan.
In his tweet, Sanjay Gupta revealed the truth: “I saw JAWAN. I feel compelled to share this. Back in the 90’s when the underworld bullying of the film stars was at its peak @iamsrk was THE ONLY star who never gave in. “Goli marni hai mar do, par tumhaare liye kaam nahin karoonga. Main Pathan hoon.” He said. He’s the same today.”
It is a known fact that Bollywood was under the tremendous pressure of the Underworld. The Underworld threatened many people. It was when Gulshan Kumar, a T-Series mogul, was assassinated. Shahrukh Khan also got a similar threat through a call from Abu Salem.
When we read the book “King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema” by Anupama Chopra, we know the whole discussion between SRK and Abu Salem. It was the time when SRK was busy in the shooting of Dil Toh Pagal Hai.
According to this discussion, Abu Salem wanted to force SRK to work in the movie made by his Muslim friend and filmmaker. Khan replied that he had been working with Aziz Mirza, Abbas Mastan, and Mansoor Khan already, all of whom were Muslims. Salem responded in the following words, “Log bolte the tu bahut proudy hai lekin tu bada sharif hai. Abhi police ki zaroorat nahin tereko. Main nahin maroonga.”
This story continued, and Salem continuously threatened SRK. Shahrukh Khan found himself under a telescope during this whole period. He also remained scared and depressed during this period. Shahrukh does not consider himself macho, and the situation has been scary. His young son was another thing that worried him. Shahrukh Khan believes the whole situation of that particular time was claustrophobic.
SRK’s new movie, Jawan, has been launched recently; therefore, he is currently in the news. Sanjay Gupta’s tweet is also a part of it.