It's said that this documentary about Shah Rukh Khan was never shown in India until recently it surfaced online and instantly went viral.
A YouTube screen grab from the rare Shah Rukh Khan documentary by Pan Nalin.
Last Updated: 06.09 AM, Feb 12, 2023
Filmmaker Pan Nalin, the director of The Last Film Show, has released an old documentary featuring Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan as Pathaan nears Rs 1000 crore mark at the global box office. "He was born to do Action. I was born to say “Action.” Our paths were destined to cross. Celebrate Indian Cinema, and it's Mega Star with my action-packed trip with @iamsrk FanForever," he tweeted as the old documentary went viral.
The video titled Shah Rukh Khan by Pan Nalin gives a glimpse into Shah Rukh Khan's early stardom in simpler times. Nalin picked SRK as the subject of his short documentary which was part of a global effort to pay tribute to The Lumière brothers — Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas Lumière. Back in the mid-90s, 100 filmmakers from 100 countries were invited to celebrate the 100 years of world cinema. And Nalin joined the celebration by making a documentary about a day in the life of SRK.
It's said that the documentary was never shown in India until recently it surfaced online and instantly went viral. The 7-minute documentary begins with SRK catching up on his morning workout before heading to join the sets. We also get a glimpse of the making of SRK's 1995 hit Karan Arjun. Even though SRK claims that he became an action hero only with Pathaan, looking at the footage it becomes clear that he always had the charms, strength and endurance that takes to be an action star. He could be seen sprinting across the rocky landscape, performing long jumps, and has no qualms about rolling around in the mud and getting his hands dirty for the stunt sequences. Similar to Pathaan, there is also a cameo appearance by Salman Khan in the documentary. Salman was SRK's co-lead in Karan Arjun, which was helmed by Rakesh Roshan.
In the shot, Salman gets roughed up by a fellow stunt performer. The documentary also captures SRK's interactions with his fans on the Mumbai streets, his personal time with his wife Gauri, photoshoots, and the superstar performing another action scene for another movie.