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Shahrukh Khan, popularly known by his initials SRK, is an Indian film actor, producer and television personality, who is often referred to as "Baadshah of Bollywood", "King of Bollywood" or "King Khan." Here are 30 interesting facts about the actor:

  1. For his role as Ashoka in the 2001 movie “Ashoka The Great,” which was his first movie to be released for international audience, SRK along with Kareena Kapoor, underwent intense training in sword fighting.
  2. During the filming of his most popular song “Chal Chaiyya Chaiyya," from the movie “Dil Se..,” he did not use a safety harness, while shooting the sequence aboard the moving train. The said song is the opening song of the 2006 Hollywood movie “Inside Man” starring Denzel Washington and Clive Owen.
  3. It is said that Khan agreed to play the role of Raj Aryan in the movie “Mohabbatein,” directed by Aditya Chopra, without even looking at the script first.
  4. The entire song of “Haule Haule,” from the movie “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi,” was shot in three takes, though while the filming, he improvised most of his dance moves. He claims the song to be one of his most relaxing songs ever shot, even while wearing the wig and moustache.
  5. He was detained at customs in the United States, during the publicity outing for his movie “My Name is Khan,” for over an hour. Initially, people thought it was just a PR stunt, but when it was clear that he was detained for other reasons, the film’s producers were furious.
  6. With his 1994 movie “Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa,” which he claims to be his favorite film he has acted so far, he started a new trend at the Gaiety cinema’s advance booking window in Bombay, where he sat and signed autographs on tickets that the viewers bought.
  7. He has strict rules of not kissing his co-stars in the entire movie. And he also never rides a horse in a movie. However, he broke his first rule, with his first on-screen kiss in the movie “Jab Tak Hai Jaan,” as the director Yash Chopra, deemed the kiss to be a necessity.
  8. In the movie “Devdas,” for some of the scenes in which his character will be seen drinking alcohol, Khan actually in took alcohol while filming to make it realistic.
  9. During a car chase scene in the movie “Don 2,” he accidentally smashed car with the camera. He immediately apologized to the crew and even ensured to recover the cost of damages. This was the first time ever, he crashed a car by accident. Ironically, it happened the next moment, he claimed to his co-star Alyy Khan, to have never crashed a car by accident.
  10. It is reported that SRK has not yet watched his very first film “Deewana,” as he doesn’t want to watch his first and last movie. Initially, he was angry with the producers of this movie, due to non payment. He even bashed the makers of the film I various interviews.
  11. He underwent a special martial arts training program, in preparation for his role as Don / Vijay, in the movie “Don,” along with his co-stars, Priyanka Chopra and Arjun Rampal. The program was under the guidance of Shaolin Temple experts.
  12. His movie “Happy New Year,” garnered 400 Crores even before the release and also holds the record for the highest pre-booking in bollywood ever, a whooping 45 crores INR. The opening weekend collection is another bollywood record with over 109 crores INR.
  13. In the movie “Main Hoon Na,” SRK’s first stunt scene, where he walks on the walk, is said to have been kept a secret from the director Farah Khan, as she did not want him to strain due to his back injury. At times, the director as even threatened him saying that she would call his wife Gauri Khan, if he strained too much.
  14. The 2016 movie “Fan,” is his first song-less film. However, the movie was promoted with a song "Jabra Fan" which was a sensational hit among his fans.
  15. During the filming of the 2006 movie “Don,” his wedding ring happened to slip off his finger. It was said that the entire crew searched for the ring, as he had said an implausible excuse – if the ring is lost, he has to get married again to get a new wedding ring.
  16. In the movie “Fan,” the exterior of the movie star Aaryan Khanna’s house is Khan’s real residence. However, the interior shown are a film set, as Khan refused to allow shooting inside his house.
  17. While shooting his song "Ghungat Mein Chanda" from the movie “Koyla,” he broke his leg in a dance sequence. He requested the director Rakesh Roshan, to pause the particular moment and have a flash alert on screen about when exactly he got hurt. However, Roshan rejected the idea.
  18. His movie “Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam,” was said to have been in the production stage for eight full years – which is a very long time for Bollywood.
  19. He underwent rigorous workout for around 3 months, in tight schedule, prior to shooting his song “Dard-e-disco,” in the movie “Om Shanthi Om.” It is said that he accepted to show his abs in the song, to keep his promise to the director Farah Khan, which he made during the filming of another one of his songs “Jiya Jale,” from “Dil Se..”
  20. Till date, he has not seen another movie of his “Swades,” as he feels the making of the movie to be so close to his heart and that he cannot bear to see the movie end.
  21. SRK is said to have spent over 2.5 crore INR for representation of Indian flag, which comes after when India's Team gets selected for WDC Finals, in the song “Satakli,” from the movie “Happy New Year.”
  22. Originally, Khan did not like the title of “Main Hoon Na,” and even said it to be incomplete, though it is a very popular dialogue he uses in most of his movies. However, after listening to the title song of the film, he believed it to be the perfect title.
  23. It was reported that Khan performed most of his own stunts in the movie “Don 2, including the sequence when he jumps from 300 ft. In order to be fully fit for the stunts, he had actually postponed the shooting till he recovered from his back surgery.
  24. In the movie “Chennai Express,” he is unusually credited after his co-star Deepika Padukone, at his own request. However, he refused to reveal the reason for such a request.
  25. During the filming of the controversial hotel scene in the movie “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna,” the director Karan Johar, asked Khan to direct the sequence himself, as Johar was tied up elsewhere. However, Khan feeling it uncomfortable, asked his co-star Amitabh Bachchan, to direct the scene by phone.
  26. To reprise his role as Don, in the movie “Don 2,” he learned Krav Maga, Wing Chun, trapping and even bulked up his body, developing a six pack. He is also interested in reprising his character in the film’s next sequel, “Don 3,” which is not yet official.
  27. Following his first on-screen kiss in the movie “Jab Tak Hai Jaan,” rumors started about an affair between Khan and Katrina Kaif, as the duo have been seen smoking cigarettes together after filming. However, both of them have shot down the rumors. This is most likely the first instance for him to be rumored about an affair with co-star.
  28. It was reported that, he was not interested in the dance steps choreographed for the song “Tumse Milke,” from the movie “Main Hoon Na,” and even claimed to have hated it. However, he performed the steps after the director Farah Khan’s insistence.
  29. In preparation of his role as Rizvan Khan, an Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome, in the movie “My Name is Khan,” he remained in character at his residence. He also spent time with people having the same syndrome and read various books, watched videos to know how they walk, talk and behave at various situations.
  30. During the filming of his movie “Ra.One,” Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian Prime Minister is said to have visited the shooting sets at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai, to watch Khan while performing.

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