Box-Office Failure: Zero Gets More Viewers Than Salman’s Race 3

Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero was helmed by Aanand L Rai and featured Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma as his leading ladies.

Zero Salman Race 3
Zero Salman Race 3

Zero made a silver screen landing back in Dec, 2018 and was a huge disappointment at the box office to King Khan. But saving the face of Shahrukh’s fame, it has managed to get good viewership of around 1 crore impressions on its premiere on the small screens, which happened just last month. And moreover, this figure surpassed Salman Khan’s Race 3, which had garnered around 71 lakh impressions during its premiere on television.

Race 3 is being used for comparison because both had a nose dive at box-office, showing no respect to decades old fame of both these Khans.

Zero became the sixth most viewed film on its TV premiere in 2019 leaving behind Total, 2.0, Luka Chuppi, Junglee and Simmba.

Just a while back, Shah Rukh Khan did a voiceover for Disney’s The Lion King along with his real life: son Aryan Khan, where the duo voiced King Mufasa and son Simba respectively.

As per Shahrukh’s words, he does not look for moral lessons in a film but has a strong belief that the story of “The Lion King” is important because it talks about the precious bond between a parent and child. These were his words,

“The story inheritably gives a lot of morals. I personally don’t look for morals in a movie and enjoy it as pure entertainment. It is inheritably entertaining because it does talk about relationships. Many times, when kids are growing with their parents, they don’t realise that what their parents say could actually come handy much later on. It’s unfortunate that you remember the teachings of your parents when they are not in your life.”

SRK believes it is never a bad thing to listen to one’s parents as their teachings never fail one in life.

“Somewhere down the line, the story reflects that it’s nicer to listen to your parents and understand the deeper meaning of what they are saying to you. It does teach you that Our parents always live within us and their teachings never go away. Personally, I do feel the same, the small things that my father and mother said actually define me now, and I realise it now and I didn’t realise it then.”


Gaurav Gupta

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