Jab Tak Hai Jaan, who will be Lollywood's King Khan?

Published: March 3, 2015
If Shahrukh Khan's films were to be made in Pakistan our actors would have given him a run for his money. PHOTO: FILE

If Shahrukh Khan's films were to be made in Pakistan our actors would have given him a run for his money. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: We know Shah Rukh Khan is the undisputed king of Bollywood but if his films were to be made in Pakistan, our actors would have definitely given him a run for his money! Here’s a list of 10 Pakistani actors who could have played the famous roles played by SRK.


1. Humayun Saeed in Devdas

Humayun, the most admired and talented Pakistani actor, is very capable of pulling off the ‘Devdas’ look. The versatile actor can give King Khan tough competition!


2. Ahsan Khan in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham

Ahsan Khan can definitely ace the role of an elder brother, a loving husband and can portray unconditional affection towards his mother. He is a suitable replacement to play ‘Rahul’ in the film.


3. Mikaal Zulfiqar in Kal Ho Na Ho

Mikaal Zulfiqar is the only Pakistani actor who can pull off the line “Kya pata, kal ho na ho” along with giving a convincing performance as ‘Aman Mathur.’


4. Shaan in Don

“Kyun ke Shaan ko pakarna mushkil hee nahin, na mumkin hai.” Enough said.


5. Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui in Kuch Kuch hota hai 


The flirtatious role of ‘Rahul’ can only be played by the charming Sheheryar. From giving friendship bands to every girl around to settling down with ‘the one’, he is spot on for this role.


6. Adnan Siddiqui in Chak De India

Adnan Siddiqui has the talent, the ‘angry young man’ look and the ability to play a hockey coach which SRK played. You can almost imagine him giving his team an inspirational speech.


7. Faisal Qureshi in Mohabbatein

One of the most loving and expressive actors in the industry, Faisal Qureshi will convince the audience with his performance if given the role of ‘Raj Aryan’.


8. Hamza Ali Abbasi in Jab Tak Hai Jaan

The perfect choice to play Samar Anand would be none other than Hamza Ali Abbasi. The charismatic Pakistani actor will play the role of a struggling immigrant in London and later a bomb disposal expert very well.


9. Shammoon in Darr

The popular villain of the Pakistani industry, Shamoon is the only one who comes to our mind when we think of the famous dialogue, “K..k..k..Kiran.”


10. Fawad Khan in DDLJ

Heart throb of the Pakistani industry, Fawad can play the character of Raj better than anyone. You can almost imagine him saying the famous dialogue, “Palat..” from the most played and loved movie, Dilwale Dulhanya Le Jayen Ge.

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Reader Comments (16)

  • sam
    Mar 3, 2015 - 2:08PM

    ET, Seriously?Recommend

  • Pity
    Mar 3, 2015 - 2:47PM

    Agree with @sam, ET, really …..?Recommend

  • Liberal
    Mar 3, 2015 - 2:54PM

    Come on ET, our stars have way better than SRK. Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Mar 3, 2015 - 2:57PM

    Our actors are the best when compared with Shahrukh. No offense but SRK is getting older and his age becomes visible on his face when he acts. Recommend

  • Pakistani reader
    Mar 3, 2015 - 3:27PM

    Whatever but Hamza Ali Abbasi rocks yaar.Recommend

  • asad
    Mar 3, 2015 - 4:33PM

    That is why he is SRK !! … for so many different roles you found all the different actors, and SRK himself alone was able to pull off all those and many more..

    you forgot SRK as Rizwan Khan ?? found any one who can do the role??Recommend

  • Mar 3, 2015 - 4:48PM


  • MA
    Mar 3, 2015 - 6:30PM


    Shahrukh is not an actor! but yes he is a superstar, just like Daniel Day-Lewis defines actoing but not stardom! Being a superstar and an actor are two different dynamics which only a handful have been able to pull off in the acting universe and neither of the KHANS have have that ability.

    on a more serious note, this article is another feather in the ET’s cap of dragging down its level to a point where it’ll die its own death.Recommend

  • Sara Khan
    Mar 3, 2015 - 7:32PM

    SRK is just a over-rated hype. He over-act in all his movies. The real king is Aamir Khan.
    As for the Pakistani actors you listed above, Fawad Khan is the best and has a great personality. I hope he choose his movies carefully and refuse the roles like those of Emran Hashmi. Recommend

  • Hilarious
    Mar 4, 2015 - 2:04AM

    Wow. Now we know the meaning of “Lol”lywood! Good show Pakistanis – a meaningful and thought provoking article LOL!!! Recommend

  • jiyala
    Mar 4, 2015 - 2:07AM

    The height of delusion is real.Recommend

  • Mash
    Mar 4, 2015 - 9:31AM

    SRK was Raj in DDLJ not Rahul! At least know your stuff before writing about it, please.Recommend

  • jssidhoo
    Mar 4, 2015 - 12:52PM

    SRK is the superstar that he is not only for his movies but the great humor that he brings to any show he hosts .None of the above come close to him.Recommend

  • Mar 4, 2015 - 2:54PM

    God has created one Shahrukh khan,he is superstar and only king in Bollywood and lollywood jab tak hay jaanRecommend

  • Mar 13, 2015 - 7:15AM

    @farhat hafeez..
    for your kind information he acts in hindi movies..
    stop associating his name with c grade lollywoodRecommend

  • Jatin
    Mar 23, 2015 - 1:14AM

    DDLJ..without SRK. is that what you said?? If you were not from that era, when people were drooling over each and every single facial nerve moment of this actor, and rushing to watch this movie multiple times, then let me tell you, DDLJ is DDLJ today BECAUSE of this actor. Go get a life.. you India haters. You can’t build things, & which are Built, you know very well how to spoil them, and that’s what you are doing here.Recommend

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