When it comes to giving witty speeches, Shahrukh Khan is the 'Baadshah' of all! We all know that he's a great orator and always ends up winning everyone's hearts. Yesterday, many B-town celebrities and film critics gathered under a roof for the first ever Critics Choice Film Awards.
The highlight of the evening was King Khan's hilarious speech where he roasted film critics for giving stars as ratings for films and gave a thunderous comeback to everyone who has been questioning about his bankability at the box office.
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My Beautiful Wise King @iamsrk 💋— ♡ Sнαн Kι Bιωι ♡ (@JacyKhan) April 21, 2019
How Wise & Strong are your words Sweetheart, like always aaah Sukoon ♡
Thanks for the Sweet slap for the gyaani critics who rate the films by stars only, they are not goddamn Hotels with stars🙏#CriticsChoiceFilmAwards pic.twitter.com/bhRrbuVDgF
The Superstar Began His Speech By Poking Fun At Anupama Chopra
SRK began his speech in a review style by saying, "The scene opens at an opulent award function with the main protagonist. Anupama Chopra sitting in the first row, looking resplendent in her many varied shades of white."
He Didn't Spare Rajeev Masand As Well
He further continued, "Now this version of Masand is a far cry from the younger, mustached one, whose complicated vocabulary we were so convinced by back in the day when I played an antihero. He is older, and a tad heavier."
'We As Film Fraternity Have To Be Truer To Ourselves'
In the second half of the speech, King Khan said, "We filmmakers have fought along to give more credit to constructive and jaded ideas. We search for art, we search for form without the essence of the stories. We find logic and disregard the free-spirit of story telling. We have to remind ourselves that truth is formless, only untruths are formed. We as film fraternity have to be truer to ourselves, to the stories we set out to tell.
SRK Has A Special Request For Film Critics
"I request all my critics friends here, please don't be like us Bollywood film stars, and get carried away by what Bollywood succumbed to many years ago - the star system."
A Savage Dig
"The star system cannot be the only way of summing up films by our critics. 3 stars, 3.5 stars, 3 and a quarter stars, 5 stars....It's a film, not a hotel for God sake. With critics sprouting all over, film critic is becoming an endangered species. Please let it not get replaced by consumer service," the superstar said.
Shahrukh Khan was last seen in Aanand L.Rai's Zero co-starring Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif.