Back in 2013, our idea of social media was mostly about connecting with people from various parts of the world, sharing status updates and silly pictures in albums titled ‘Random Memories’. However, now the idea of social media is very different. It is no more just a medium for people to connect but has become a tool for people to start a career, learn, teach, entertain and what not.
A couple of years ago, we wouldn’t have thought that ‘social media influencers’ would be a thing…that Instagram models, online journalists, Tumblr writers, Pinterest artists, etc. would be a thing. That making memes would be a career option! However, Shahrukh Khan knew. He knew that there would come a day when social media would give rise to stars and they too, like film stars, would have to face the love and wrath of the audience.
A video of an old Shahrukh Khan interview is being circulated online wherein the ‘Badshah of Bollywood’ spoke about how social media would create stars from all walks of life.
“If you have a platform to speak, everybody does. The world is changing. Social media, and television, and the access to mediums like these to so many are going to create many stars. Only film stars are not going to be stars. Only television acting stars are not going to be stars. There could be stars from other walks of life.”
He went on to add that stardom would come with consequences.
“And when you become a star…it’s a very difficult thing to be a star. Because two things happen to you – one, you lose the ability to surprise every time; second, the fear of failure always resides on your head. You’re a public figure. If somebody says bad, you have to take it; somebody says good, you have to take it with a dimpled smile and always look positive. I wish everybody becomes a star. And I hope that social media takes into account your stardom and comes after you.”
Have a look at the video here:
This is Shah Rukh Khan for you. pic.twitter.com/cehmWiirhb
— 🅃 (@joesrk5) November 16, 2021
People online couldn’t believe that SRK prophecised the future and called him a “visionary”.
Prophecy…! Another level. https://t.co/HRLaywbEa7
— Jessen (@iamjkv) November 17, 2021
predicted current scenario back in 2013…truly a visionary https://t.co/KqKsO1NJq8
— su 🌨 (@aureolus_) November 17, 2021
There should be a case study just to know how an actor of this level of understanding, intellect, vision fails to choose good script for his own films. https://t.co/FpfLlAGLM6
— Riot-su (@kankeneeche) November 16, 2021
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Such an excellent sense of humour, yehi toh baat jo tum logo ke star mei nhi hai https://t.co/xrYVpPnZjQ
— PUNJABI_SRKIAN_STAND_WITH_FARMERS (@Harmeet83751286) November 16, 2021
What a visionary, what a king. The greatest of all time https://t.co/7qf2aThXNz
— Perez Out (@PerezDimison) November 16, 2021
Clarity of thoughts👌 That's why he is always the Baadshah of Bollywood. https://t.co/MWnMZ9id0P
— Tino NOT Livramento (@TinoshThomas) November 16, 2021
— Finn (@KaroJaraJalsa) November 16, 2021
He predicted the rise of Tik-tok stars & social media's hate level back in 2013!
He reads 3 different books in single day, highly educated, intelligent-Smart with class sense of humour
The Visionary Shah Rukh Khan 🔥 https://t.co/n3d3k00zuV
— SHADOW RANGER (@SRKsShadowRangr) November 16, 2021
Not just a superstar. SRK is much more than that!