As promised in my post on The Inner World of Shahrukh Khan, I will now cover part 2 of Nasreen Munni Kabir’s documentary set: The Outer World of Shahrukh Khan (2005). Kabir’s experience working with Kahn is nicely reviewed in the article Shah Rukh bahut sharif aadmi hai by Aseem Chhabra.
Towards the middle of “The Outer World of Shah Rukh Khan — the second of the two reflective and moving documentaries directed by British Indian filmmaker and writer, Nasreen Munni Kabir — the Bollywood star states: ‘There are three people in me: A person, an actor and a star. I try to keep as much in touch with reality as I can. Try to remember what the star did, what the actor did and what I did. Most people I know become so schizophrenic, they forget.’ Kabir’s two films, The Inner World of Shah Rukh Khan (produced for Britain’s Channel 4) and The Outer World of Shah Rukh Khan (produced for Khan’s Red Chillies International), do exactly that — show how Khan lives in three worlds at all times, trying to keep a balance, his sanity and also staying rooted to reality. (source)
The Outer World shows SRK on the road with the Temptations Tour in 2004. Khan is filmed smoking cigarettes as much or even more than in his Inner World disc. Khan is shown both on stage and more interestingly behind the stage with his Bollywood buddies, Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Rampal, Rani Mukergee, Preity Zinta, and Priyanka Chopra. Khan is so incredibally hardworking, that he seems nearly manic. He’s shown as so dedicated, enthusiastic and putting so much effort into the tour that I wish I could have seen it! Also, I’ve found many videos of Khan’s Tour Diary, which makes me want to get a hold of that to watch. In my other post on the Inner World, blogger Bollywood Deewana commented that SRK seemed like a diva in some of the footage. At first I didn’t understand where this was shown in Kabir’s video’s, but when I found footage of The Temptation Tour Diary, I was able to see SRK having a bit of a fit HERE.
Aamir Khan shows up back stage, rocking his Mangal Pandey (2005) look hard. Too bad I couldn’t get a clearer shot of the Khans on the big screen together, (see that theBolloywoodFan?) well not in a movie, a documentary, but still:
In the clips I saw of the tour within the documentary, the number that I’d want to see most is the one with Rani and Preity doing some classical dancing. They both look fantastic. Here’s a video of that portion of the tour HERE.
One of the more touching scenes is SRK doing one of the many back stage meet and greets with a young girl with what looks like cerebral palsey. I seeing how comfortable and caring he was with the child, since often times people act so awkward when dealing with people who have physical and mental disabilities.
And of course there are lots of smoking scenes. Lots!