This is the first time I am trying to contact you and please forgive me that I choose an open letter to do so, for other options would have even feebler chances of reaching you.
I was 11 years old when I became your fan. Well, I didn’t know at that time what a fan exactly meant. But I just wanted to have a favorite like others and I chose you. For years, I would get happy every time your films did well, I would feel proud when you were called number one, I would be sad when your films didn’t do well, and if that was a fan, I was a big one.
In the last few years, I would fight with others if they said your career is over, I would fight when they said your films are no longer the highest grossing films of that year. For sometime I wanted your films to be the biggest, to make the biggest box office collections, but when I realize that it may not be possible I accepted that you have aged. I have accepted that you may get fewer film offers now and I have accepted that your films may no longer be the highest grossing film.
But what hurts me most is your choice of films. Yes, you have chosen some crap scripts, Jab Harry Met Sejal and Happy New Year to name a couple of them. While I accept that you are no longer the star that every director wanted to work with, doing films like those is something which is beyond our understanding.
This is a difficult time if you are an SRK fan but I will be your fan till I die. For me, you have done enough business with your films, given enough profits to your producers. For me, the most important thing, sir, is to see you acting in a good script.
I respect your intelligence sir but you have not been able to read your fans’ pulse. Your fans want to see you act in good scripts, that’s it. Please don’t do films for the sake of doing films or for the sake of doing business. The money will come with good scripts. We just want to see in a film where you can show your acting prowess as you did in movies like Darr and Devdas.
Sir, I love you and I am writing this out of sheer disappointment. If you continue doing crap films I will still watch them and will still love you because I already know and believe that you are the best. But an actor has to prove himself with each and every film. He tries to win hearts with his every film but I am afraid with such scripts you haven’t earned any new fan. The fans that you have are still those who were your fans 10 years ago. The kind of films you have done in the last 10 years haven’t done justice to your acting skills, sir.
If my words have hurt you I apologize deeply sir, because that’s the last thing I would want to do, to hurt my favorite hero, my childhood hero. I am writing this because I want the world to know that my hero is the best actor in the world. I am writing this because I am hurt.
Please try to listen what your fans have to say.
I will always love and respect you!