Shah Rukh Khan Reveals His Two Favourite Films and They Both Won at Oscars 2020! Any guesses?
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Shah Rukh Khan Reveals His Two Favourite Films and They Both Won at Oscars 2020! Any guesses?

Two Hollywood films in the recent past have inspired Shah Rukh Khan to make great cinema

Shah Rukh Khan may have suffered a spate of flops and may be lying low but is the Badshah for a reason. Despite him taking a break from films, there is a regular stream of news about filmmakers wanting to sign him up. From Sanjay Leela Bhansali to Raju Hirani, there have been reports of A-list directors approaching SRK with a script. But King Khan is taking his own sweet time. Meanwhile, as he mentioned in a recent interview, he is using this time to watch more movies, spend time with his family and plan his next move. And two films from Hollywood in particular seem to have impressed Shah Rukh Khan a lot.

They are the two Oscar-winning films that he fell in love with and has also praised them on different occasions. The first one is Parasite, which took home several accolades at the 92nd Academy Awards, followed by Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker.  

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan

In a video shared by one of his fan clubs, SRK was asked to name his latest favourite movies. He revealed that Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite left him floored when he first watched it. The film won four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Film at the award ceremony last week. “It’s an amazing coincidence,” Shah Rukh says in the clip, referring to the film’s mighty Oscar win. However, he was quick to add that he still would not call Parasite his all-time favourite. According to Shah Rukh, the two films that make the cut to that list are Sholay and Dirty Harry.

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh also said that he loved Joker, the dark comic book film which won actor Joaquin Phoenix his first Oscar this year. Earlier, when the actor was asked to comment on Joker on Twitter, he replied, “So well nuanced. So felt...quietly screaming.” He added that he watched Parasite because of his children. “Just saw Parasite the South Korean movie on my kids recommendation. What a delightfully discomforting film. A bizarre look at social status, the state of the world ... and the parasitic nature of the Materialistic Hope we all feed and live off!” he said. Well, Shah Rukh has certainly got the good taste when it comes to cinema and it has been proved by how Parasite and Joker have been received at the Oscars. Now, how about imbibing some of those lessons and inspirations in his next Hindi film?

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