'I was against love stories'

He is considered Bollywood’s king of romance, but superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he was never keen on featuring in romantic sagas— that is, until film-maker Yash Chopra convinced him to do so. “I was so anti doing love stories because I thought I am not good with them. I remember Yashji tell me, till you love, nobody will love you back. So true (sic),” tweets Shah Rukh, who focussed on negative roles at the beginning of his career.

Shah Rukh, who started his tryst with show business as an army man in the television show Fauji, made his Bollywood debut with a romantic movie titled ‘Deewana’ in 1992. His first movie with Yash Chopra was the 1993 film Darr, in which he played an obsessed lover.

Thereafter, under the Yash Raj Films banner, Shah Rukh went on to do films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Mohabbatein (2000), Veer Zaara (2004) and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) — all of which cemented his lover boy image on the big screen.

Now, he has dabbled in romance yet again with Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Chopra’s last directorial venture.

He has shared screen space with Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the movie, set to release on November 13.

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