“Uh, my dad is 56... we are not allowed excuses.”
Shah Rukh Khan, who’s been filming Pathaan in Spain, made headlines for his transformation after sharing a glimpse of his look from the film.
Taking to his Instagram on March 26, 2022, Shah Rukh shared a shirtless photo of himself, flashing his abs and his long hair tied in a messy bun.
He captioned the post in his quirky fashion:
“Shah Rukh agar thoda Rukh bhi gaya toh Pathaan ko kaise rokoge. Apps aur Abs sab bana dalunga. (You can stop Shah Rukh but how will you stop Pathaan. I will make abs and apps, both.)”
Celebrities could not help but praise his dedication to looking the part, especially since the superstar is now 56.
Varun Dhawan dropped three fire emojis along with a clap emoji.
Following suit, Gully Boy actor Ranveer Singh also dropped fire emojis to let the Bollywood superstar know that he was smitten.
Director Farah Khan commented: “This is just beautiful, so jealous it’s not for my film.”
Bipasha Basu chimed in with a big “Wow” while Shah Rukh’s daughter Suhana Khan shared the photo on her Instagram to remind us, “Uh, my dad is 56…we are not allowed excuses.”
Netizens also complimented the actor for clearly ageing backwards.
A user shared a post pointing out: “Fun fact, in a year SRK will be as old as Amitabh Bachchan was when they started filming Mohabbatein.”
Another added: “The waves sequences in the recent film Gehraiyaan was shot on SRK’s abs.”
A third commented: “No one knows how to win social media like SRK, with or without a shirt.”
Directed by Siddharth Anand, Pathaan is an action drama by Yash Raj Films that stars Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham.
On March 2, 2022, Shah Rukh Khan released a video announcing the release date of Pathaan.
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan teased his fans on March 15, 2022, by announcing his new venture in the OTT world.
Taking to Twitter, Shah Rukh shared a picture featuring himself with “SRK+ coming soon” written next to it.
In the photo, Shah Rukh flashed a thumbs-up sign as he sported a white T-shirt, denim jacket, and dark glasses. He captioned the post:
“Something is going to happen in the world of OTT.”
Shah Rukh Khan had ventured into the digital streaming space as a producer with Bard of Blood and Betaal, both series streaming on Netflix.
The projects were backed by his production house.