Monday, November 02, 2009

Why SRK is my God!

Words fall short when someone asks me why I revere Shahrukh Khan. I have on many occasions tried to explain but in vain. Most of the times the words have failed to translate the emotions to ‘T’. On other occasions I was sure that the person I was rambling in front of just would not be able to comprehend from where I was coming from. So, in true filmy fashion I will try to pen down my reverence for the man, who I have on many occasions gone as far as comparing to the God almighty.

SRK is God by the definition that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. This said, I believe that everyone has the right to choose their Gods. In form of human, stone, energy, Is, One. Circumstances in my life were such that only SRK came close to fitting the description of God, as I understood the Supreme.

To begin with, a self-confessed ‘maa ki pooch’, I liked SRK just because my mom liked him. Then some 11 years ago, in November of 1998, my father was admitted to the hospital for 19 days and he succumbed to Hepatitis B and passed away on December 7. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, was released on October 16, 1998. Piracy was rampant and the cable wala had dutifully showed the film within two days of the release. I had seen the film on TV several times before seeing it in theatre.



The atmosphere in the house was something I don’t want to even remember. With death looming in the corner and the air thick with depression, it was dark and tense. Smiling was not an option that was even considered. There were days when as a 15 and a half year old I would cry my eyes red. Then there were days when tears would not come but grey tear marks on my cheeks could be spotted by friends and family from miles away.

The only time, I smiled was when SRK would tell Kajol, “ladkiyon jaise mat chilaoo” or “Excusez-moi”. I would feel “everything would be alright” when Rahul, played by SRK, would assure his eight-year-old daughter that "everything will be alright". I saw the sadness I was feeling in SRK’s eyes and by the end of the three hours he would give the scared teenager sobbing soundlessly late into the night, assurance of hope that something better would come.

I am no more a teenager but that positivity, which he still exudes through the screen, has the power to make me smile in the darkest hour. And thus as far as I am concerned SRK is God

As God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

13 comments:

Gooner said...

Hmmm. I didn't know he meant so much to you. Won't make fun of him no more. Hail SRK..Hail Wenger !

aditi said...

I agree with the belief that God is our refuge, and strength. I don't know since when I started believing in my GOD...My God is my friend.. He is just a belief, a faith that someone is there, who is going to set things right. While you looked at Shah Rukh for help, I took refuge in this Someone above, who would respond to me whenever I needed help or whenever i would want to talk to somebody( A lot of people thought i was dumb...i would walk on the road talking to someone :-)...I really appreciate your adoration, admiration of Shah Rukh and I wish he chances upon this blog someday and calls you up to let you know how special he felt after knowing what effect he had in your life :-) Amen!God bless...

vipin said...

I have seen many fans of him and asked this question a lot many times. Never got a satisfactcory or you can say logical answer...... sometimes i wanted to break eggs on their head when ppl said "he is cho cute...." and sometimes cho was elongated to "chhhhoo". what the hell?? God is cute ??

But your post gives the answer, i was looking for. God is nowhere but still everywhere. Worshipped in many forms of the religions but still has one thing in common - "is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble". He is certainly that source to many ppl.

Having said that, I still feel he is a religion but not god. God is perfect, religions are not. Probably (SRK - arrogance) could take him a step closer towards that state. And I bet he is working hard on that.


Feel sad about 7th December. May his soul rest in peace.

humanobserver said...

God ? No way. He is merely an actor. If he is god then what about Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro & Al Pacino ?

yamini said...

Lovely Pri, kudos!!!!

I agree with my whole heart!!!!!

Indrajit said...

Hmm.

Touching one & indeed so he deserves to be yur God.

:)

richa said...

With the kind of strength that SRK gives you, there definitely has to be something supreme about the chap...Can't promise to like him more than i do right now, but you have surely earned respect for your faith in the so called 'King of Bollywood'.

Richa

Surya S said...
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nituscorner said...

I know what this is all about....the emotional attachment....the reverence....!!!!

Surya S said...
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Angad said...

Hey...

I had Balvinder read this blog n this is wat she wrote....

pri.. bhi srk ke peeche pagal hai
balvinder.khurana: ha ha...tell me a gal who isnt
angy: see.. what she has written in her blog..
angy: http://priyankas-point.blogspot.com/2009/11/why-srk-is-my-god.html
balvinder.khurana: :) she expresses it so well

Haddock said...

Yes, noticed him first in two serials on TV. One was Circus (with Renuka) and the other I don't remember but I knew he would go places.

Abhishek said...

Nice posts you have added... i am too far from all of you....