Vivek Agnihotri Nana Patekar has cleared the air on his rumoured rivalry with Shah Rukh Khan. He said in a new interview with News18 India that Shah Rukh and him are fond of each other as they go a long way back. Nana also added that Shah Rukh is a “very fine artiste Also Read: Nana Patekar says OTT has opened doors for actors with average looks: ‘Mera koi chehra nahi tha s recent comments about recent hits reporting inflated box office numbers created a stir among Shah Rukh Khan fans While promoting his upcoming film The Vaccine War, a medical thriller directed by Vivek Agnihotri and also starring Pallavi Joshi, who were seated next to Nana the actor was asked to comment on Shah Rukh. He said, “Bahut achha kalakaar hai.
Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman Release doosri ho gayi, lekin pehli wali mere sath thi. Maine usko kaha tha uss waqt, poochh lo Shah Rukh se, ‘Tu ek din bahut bada star banega pehli hi film mein kaha tha usko. (He’s a very fine artiste. His first film, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, was with me. Another film got a release first, but his first was with me You can ask him, I told him back then, during his first film, that he’d become a very big star one day When asked if he recently caught up with Shah Rukh ahead of their respective films clashing at the box office, Nana said, “Jab bhi milta hai, mujhse usi tarah se milta hai Mujhe koi dikkat nahi ussey. Aur wo mera apna hai mujhse chhota hai, toh mujhe dikkat kyu hogi ussey Whenever he meets mehe’s very respectful I have no issues with him.
Recently, in another interview, Vivek had claimed that recent box-office hits have been reporting inflated numbers and paying the media to disseminate the factually incorrect info. However, prior to that, Vivek had also claimed that he’s a fan of Shah Rukh, and would be in line to watch his new movie Jawan in theatres Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992 a romantic dramedy directed by Aziz Mirza, was the first film Shah Rukh signed However, Raj Kanwar’s romantic film Deewana (1992) turned out to be his Bollywood debut movieI watched this movie when I didnt know who Shah Rukh was (and didnt have even remotest idea that he was going to rule the Bollywood screen soon).
Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman is about a young engineer who comes to Bombay to realize his dreams of making it big. How he lands among a group of good guys living in a ‘chawl’ and share his happiness and sorrow with them is beautifully picturised. Nana Patekar steals the show whenever he appears on screen. One scene that really moved me comes near the end of the movie, when Shah Rukh is totally drunk (symbolically, drowned in the magic of lucre!!)and shouting at the ever-cute Juhi, and Nana carries him away from the scene. Music is good. A very good movie and very well mad Shah Rukh Khan earned most of his fame for the romantic potboilers he often did but critics and moviegoers always liked him more when he played the ordinary middle-class guy.
Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Yes Boss, and even earlier, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, had him playing exactly that character archetype and oh well he is so good at it. While this film got neither the tremendous acclaim of Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, indeed a great classic, not the mainstream recognition of Yes Boss, it is a good, good film which is definitely worth watching Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman shares many plot elements with Raj Kapoor’s all-time classic Shree 420 (1955). Here too we see a young, educated man arriving in the big city in the hopes of finding a job and a better future. He meets a wonderful young woman who supports him all through but loses himself in the big world in spite of the great financial and professional success he attains. Indeed, Khan is Raj Kapoor to Chawla’s Nargis, and Amrita Singh is the modern, less stereotypical answer to Nadira’s vicious Maya in Shree 420.