'Needed to feel loved': Shah Rukh Khan on completing nearly 30 years in Bollywood

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will mark 30 years in Bollywood next year. While he started his acting journey with television shows "Fauji" and "Circus", the “King” invaded the silver screen in 1992 with "Deewana", opposite Divya Bharti and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor.

Ahead of completing three decades in showbiz, Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter and shared a heartfelt note for his loyal fans, who’ve stuck by him all these years.

He wrote, “Been working. Just saw the ’overwhelmed ness’ of the lov of nearly 30 yrs u r showering on me here. Realised it’s more than half my life in the service of hoping to entertain u all. Will take out time tomorrow & share some love back personally. Thx needed to feel loved.”

After "Deewana", the actor followed it up with boy-next-door roles in "Chamatkar" and "Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman".

Besides working in romantic dramas like "Yes Boss", "Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani", "Dil To Pagal Hai”, "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge", and "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai", he also made a switch to playing grey characters with films like "Baazigar", "Darr" and "Anjam".

Post 2000, he delivered a plethora of versatile performances through blockbusters like "Asoka", "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...", "Devdas", "Kal Ho Naa Ho", "Main Hoon Na", "Veer-Zaara", "Chak De! India", and "Om Shanti Om."

Shah Rukh is yet to announce a new project as actor since his 2018 debacle "Zero", but he has been active as a producer in the digital space. This year, he produced the horror series "Betaal" and the digitally-released film "Class Of 83", after "Bard Of blood" in 2019.

He is all set to present the upcoming crime thriller "Love Hostel", a film set against the backdrop of rustic North India. The film, to be written and directed by National Award-winning cinematographer Shanker Raman, will feature Bobby Deol, Sanya Malhotra and Vikrant Massey in key roles.

Shah Rukh was last seen on the big screen in Aanand L Rai's 2018 film "Zero", which was a flop. He is rumoured to be working on a mega project, "Pathan". The film also reportedly stars John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Dimple Kapadia, and will reportedly feature a cameo by Salman Khan.

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