No more cameos and guest appearances for Shah Rukh Khan. The decision, not taken for the first time, comes after the underwhelming cameo as a magician in the Salman Khan starrer Tubelight.
The general feeling is, though SRK played a magician in Tubelight there was no magic in his presence.
According to sources close to Shah Rukh Khan, the Superstar has taken a firm and irreversible decision to not do any more guest appearances and cameos to favour friends.
Shah Rukh Khan has done the maximum number of cameos and “friendly appearances”(literally, as he does them to please friends) to help out friends and aspirants. In all he has done cameo appearances in 31 films so far.
In fact Shah Rukh took a conscious decision to stay away from fleeting appearances some time ago .Last year he was required to make a very important cameo appearance in Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dhanak which was based entirely on a story about two kids journeying across the deserts of Rajasthan to meet Shah Rukh Khan.
The film had to be finally made without the Superstar’s presence.
The guest appearance in Tubelight was done only because Salman requested Shah Rukh personally.
In fact some years Shah Rukh who has done guest appearances , cameos and voiceovers in innumerable films had told me he would stop doing guest appearances.
SRK had said, “I’d do these things for any friend. If I’ve decided not to do guest appearances any more it’s because I’ve no way of knowing how these roles finally turn out.I’ve no control over special appearances.”
Well, it looks like he has finally realized the futility of “friendly” appearances .