when Shahrukh Khan Became an actor, he started in the late 80s with television series like Fuji and Circus. Once he gained traction with the audience, he also started appearing in commercials. The then-up-and-coming actor also featured himself in a television advertisement for the first sports shoes made in India. Ahead of the actor’s latest release with Pathan this week, an ad from the early 90s surfaced on Instagram, bringing back nostalgic memories for many fans. (Also read: Kartik Aaryan recalls going to Salman Khan’s Mumbai house, Shah Rukh Khan’s vow for the first time: Bhaga Waha Se Lathiyo…)
Instagram account BollywoodDirect shared the old ad with the caption, “#ShahrukhKhan before becoming King Khan. #SRK #Bollywood #pathan.” Set to the song Eye of the Tiger from the 1982 Sylvester Stallone film Rocky III, the ad shows the actor running around wearing new shoes. Removing the new, white shoes from their box, the actor is shown getting dressed in his training gear with a headband, blue T-shirt and shorts.
In the ad, a young Shahrukh looks quite excited for his outdoor run. The voiceover calls the sports shoes “a sign of success.” Reacting to the nostalgic ad, fans left red heart emojis on the Instagram post.
Once the actor’s popularity grew, he appeared in more commercials and public service advertisements, including Prahlad Kakkar’s famous tea ad shot in three days that earned him enough money to buy a house. got it. In Mushtaq Shaikh’s book on the actor, Shah Rukh revealed that he did not like how he looked in advertisements for sports shows.
But in his first nine years as an actor, he endorsed about 15 brands and appeared in more than 45 TV commercials. He said in the Shah Rukh Khan book, “As a star, I believe I have opened doors for other actors to do commercials. I have honored the stars who have done commercials by endorsing many products. “
Shah Rukh is making a comeback on the big screen after four years with Pathan. He was last seen in Anand L Roy’s Zero (2018) alongside co-stars Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. Directed by Siddharth Anand, Pathan also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. The action film will release on January 25.