Well, his acting talents, his ssssssssstttaaaaammmmerrrring dialogue delivery, his over-acting, his style, his charisma, his clean image, his quizzing skills, and his personal life apart, just on the scale of sheer wits, SRK scores a triple A+!
Take for instance the latest episode of KBC!! Most of u must have watched in shock as this last contestant of that episode, sitting pretty on 12.5 lakhs, told Shahrukh to his face that she was quitting the show….but she didn’t want to hug him!!”Mujhe aapko gale lagane ka koi shauk nahi hai”, were her precise words..(For those who don’t know, in this new version of KBC, contestants who do not want to risk the next question can quit by saying “Shahrukh, mujhe gale laga lo!”
For that one moment, everyone, including SRK himself, was stunned! I was half listening, so what I initially thought was she was being brave and refusing to quit the show, so she told Shahrukh that she doesnt want to hug him, she’d rather go on with the game!! I mean that still showed competitive spirit!! But alas, this female was actually rude to him…whatever she said was actually insulting, beyond doubt!
Ofcourse, after the initial shock , SRK recovered quickly , and regained his normal composure, and went through the routines of telling the contestants(only thing now “she” was the contestant) that how they have made a correct decision by not forfeiting the money they’ve already earned, and congratulating them, and thanking them, and so on….
Everything was calm and normal on surface…but in reality, it was lull before the storm…and the storm was not a roaring, continuous one…..just one lethal attack!! and there!!SRK showed in a single moment who was in real control at the KBC!!! After all the routines took place, when time came to hand over the cheque, SRK said to Madame -I’m-superior-than-SRK, “I hope ki aap mind nahin karengi agar main ye cheque aapki bajay aapki mummyji ko dun…kyunki unko mujhe gale lagane me koi aitraaz nahi hoga!!!” :-))))
And then he walked confidently towards the contestant’s Mom, who had accompanied her to the show, and gave her a biggggg hug, along with the big cheque!! And from the expressions on her face, no one would a get a prize for guessing that she was more than happy and Elated to do so!! And do I need to tell what the expression on the contestant’s face was??
In one moment the gr8 ‘Mr. Khan'(Thats what she “professionally” kept calling him during the entire episode!!) turned the tables on Madame-I’m-superior-than-SRK, and boy!! Didn’t that get the audience up and roaring with applause!!! Needless to say, me n my roomie too joined in SRK’s party and the celebration of wits!!