5 Setbacks Of His Career That Only Shah Rukh Khan Could Have Triumphed Over

The name of Shah Rukh Khan’s first movie, if anything, heralded the nature of his journey. A journey that started with Chamatkar turns 26 today and there is very little we can do apart from being bewildered by the miracle like nature of it. Yes, today the Badshaah of Bollywood completed his 26 years in the industry and looking back it is almost impossible to trace this never heard of journey.

About 130 films, multiple national and international accolades and awards and a career that makes him the most popular celebrity in the world, his life is is no less than a Bollywood film in itself. In these 26 years of being the Baadshah of Bollywood, he managed to climb the highest rung of the celebrity ladders relying on his talent, hard-work, charm, wit and above all a spirit that is as rare as him.

Looking back at his journey, here are a few setbacks only Shah Rukh Khan could have triumphed over without ruining the brand Shah Rukh Khan that he has created for himself.


Expensive Flops

5 Setbacks Of His Career That Only Shah Rukh Khan Could Have Triumphed Over

In a career that spans around three decades, Shah Rukh Khan has seen multiple ups and downs. In the world of Bollywood where fate changes every Friday and consecutive flops for more than 5-6 times can ruin even the brightest of the careers, Shah Rukh has managed to triumph over several of those. He has no dearth of major flops like Ra.One or more recently Jab Harry Met Sejal that would have been enough to wipe out any star’s career, but this is Shah Rukh we are talking about who bounced back with a blockbuster after every major failure and kept his career his afloat.

Multiple Health Ailments

5 Setbacks Of His Career That Only Shah Rukh Khan Could Have Triumphed Over

From a back injury that threatened to pull the plug on his career to fractures and injuries beyond counting, his career has been replete with serious health ailments. Plus his hectic schedule, lack of sleep and chain smoking has not helped the matter either. But Shah Rukh manages to draw strength from god knows where to keep going and putting his body through a grueling and punishing schedule to keep his fans entertained.

Failed Business Ventures

5 Setbacks Of His Career That Only Shah Rukh Khan Could Have Triumphed Over

Apart from his acting chops and gift of gab, Shah Rukh is also known for his unparalleled business acumen. The man can truly make business happen, whether its entertainment or real estate, Shah Rukh usually has a terrific knack for business. But given his love for adventurous business ventures, not all his ventures have been as successful as others. His first production company Dreamz Unlimited that he started with Aziz Mirza and Juhi Chawla tanked completely. But instead of being discouraged he took up the challenge and re-launched it as Red Chillies Entertainment which now is one of the most successful production houses in the business

Failed Attempts On The Small Screen

5 Setbacks Of His Career That Only Shah Rukh Khan Could Have Triumphed Over

It is ironic that Shah Rukh whose journey to fame started with TV also had to face rejection from the small screen audience at some point in time. After successfully hosting a few seasons of KBC, his next venture Kya Aap Panchvi Pass Se Tez Hai bombed miserably. However, unperturbed by the failure he continued and later came back with a bang with later seasons of KBC.

Several High Profile Public Scandals

5 Setbacks Of His Career That Only Shah Rukh Khan Could Have Triumphed Over

There is nothing like messy scandals to ruin the career of superstars but in case of Shah Rukh, even major public scandals could not put his stardom or fandom at risk. Whether it is his much talked about affair with Priyanka Chopra or the whole mess that unfolded at Wankhede Stadium or his intolerance comment, all these would have wiped out the career of any star, but Shah Rukh remained totally unfazed by it.