Many shades of SRK
Beautiful, green valleys of Switzerland, his arms wide open, dimpled cheeks, a heart winning smile and the trademark Aviators… Who else other than Shah Rukh Khan can have this signature style? The first crush of every girl from this generation, King Khan has stolen millions of hearts with a mere glance. The way he romances his lady loves on screen remains an inspiration for all the Romeos and a dream for all the Juliets. And so are his choices of eyewear.
Better known as Raj of DDLJ and Rahul of many other movies, the Badshah of Bollywood is mostly spotted in tear-drop shaped Aviators. Even in his much-awaited movie Chennai Express, SRK is seen flaunting Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses, along side his female lead Deepika Padukone who is creating quite a distinct statement with the red Aviators — over a Chennai silk saree.
Also, let’s not miss his Wayfarers in Lungi Dance Thalaiva.
Wonder if it was SRK’s acting prowess or just the shades that highlighted his energetic presence on the screen. Even in the last one from him, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Major Samar Anand, aka SRK, flaunted yet another trendy pair of Aviators. The tough looks of the handsome Army officer were accentuated.
The bad man image in Don and Don-2 where his Ray-ban Aviators and Oakley Gascan sunglasses did all the talking. The grey shade of his character reflected in his shades.
Hello! Punjab Power… Surender Sahani speaking!
The geeky square frames of ardent lover “Sahani Ji” and the funky and vibrant sunglasses of his counterpart Raj did absolute justice to the looks and characters — of the same person. “Change the frame to play the game” seemed to be the message in the movie Rab Ne Banaa Di Jodi.
The son every dad wanted and the husband every woman desires – Rahul of Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gum enticed one and all with his mirrored sunglasses. They rendered the star a more polished look and hid those mischievous eyes.
Ek ladki thi deewani si… Ek ladke pe wo marti thi…
Just like millions of other girls who are head over heels for sultry SRK. It was not just that girl but the entire audience who were enthralled by the suave and elegant looks of Raj Aryan Malhotra in Mohabbatein. Those black frames became an inspiration for the youth and the trend just kept coming back.
The detective look in those shades is like a fresh wave among those elderly detectives behind those rimmed traction.
Be it the wrap-around sunglasses of the flirt Rahul Khanna in Kuch-Kuch Hota Hai which added to his rough and tough look or oversized round eyeglasses of Arjun in Pardes… Shah Rukh looked stunning in each of them.
Who could forget the sinful and wily Ajay aka Vicky Malhotra in Baazigar?
The geek and innocent Ajay Sharma in round specs gathered all the sympathy from audiences while the wicked but handsome Vicky in those black Aviators gave a new dimension to badness. However, both these avatars of King Khan made the fans go gaga over his looks.
Believe it or not, his constantly changing sunglasses play an important role in making girls like me go weak in the knees, not with envy, but with utter love…. *sigh*