Shah Rukh Khan’s new video is talk of the town these days. The video shows a dangerous prank being played by a TV crew which has SRK stuck in a cesspool even as a dragon is about to attack him. It later turns out that it was all a prank and the show’s anchor-producer was inside the dragon dress.
The reason the video has become a big news is because the clippings and news stories surrounding it suggest that Shah Rukh was not aware of the prank and was genuinely scared. And yet he did not, either lose his cool, abandon chivalry or his fashion sense, for even a moment. All through the video, as one crew member after another keeps drowning in the cesspool, SRK does not panic at all, nor does he leave the hand of the girl with him, even as the two are sinking. What’s more he doesn’t even take off his sunglasses.
This is what has led people to believe that the prank is not genuine. Even the most cool-headed and brave person in the world, faced with a life threatening situation will call out for help, try to take out his phone or make desperate physical efforts to get out. Shah rukh does none of the three. The female companion of SRK is however constantly screaming and panicking. Yet at one point she is about to touch her face and then stops, as if realizing this will ruin her make up.
But the biggest question is about the cameras. The prank has obviously not been shot with hidden cameras and it’s very apparent – from the well defined frames – that everyone is aware of the presence of the multiple cameras. There is never an awkward frame or a bad camera angle which you get when trying to capture something with hidden cameras
After the prank ends, SRK gets angry on the TV crew and manhandles the producer-anchor. However the latter doesn’t seem to be panicking at all about upsetting him and despite possibilties of this affecting his company’s professional and financial interests. Even as Shah Rukh is about to punch him and then drags him on the ground, he is as happy and cheerful as they come.
All this leads many to believe that the prank is all a set – up and SRK knew about everything all along.
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