Shah Rukh’s anchroing video goes viral

A throwback video of Shah Rukh anchoring at a television show on Doordarshan has emerged on the internet. It seems like he has had a stint as television show anchor on Doordarshan, way back in the early nineties.

The actor who became a household name after featuring in Fauji also signed up for anchoring gigs when he was just starting his career. A clip from that era, in which Shah Rukh can be seen co-anchoring a New Year’s Eve show on Doordarshan has taken over the internet.

His journey from a background artist, to a television anchor, then TV actor and then to tinseltown’s biggest superstar is remarkable. Now, giving a glimpse into his inspiring journey, fans have been sharing an old video of SRK from his anchoring days on social media.

In the now viral video, Shah Rukh Khan, dressed in baggy trousers and shirt, introduces singer Kumar Sanu (who was in vogue in the Nineties) on stage by saying, “Kumar Sanu, wohi hai jo Kishore Kumar ke andaaz main gaatey hain?”

The clip was shared on Instagram page Bollywood Direct, which frequently shares throwback posts related to many Bollywood celebrities. In the video, a lanky SRK, dressed in baggy fashion of the era, looks in his early to mid twenties. As Sanu is introduced by his co-anchor, SRK jocularly asks if he is the singer who has been making waves copying Kishore Kumar lately.

The 53-year-old actor has currently taken a break from films. He is spending this time with his family and close friends. Shah Rukh’s last film Zero was a disaster at the box office after which the actor decided to take a break from films.

Shah Rukh Khan debuted in Bollywood with 1992 film Deewana and he went on to star in films like Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman and King Uncle before Baazigar  and Darr, which arguably cemented Shah Rukh’s position in the film industry.