Vote for your favourite SRK look
Shah Rukh Khan sports a new look in his forthcoming film Don 2: The Chase Continues. He sports long hair, stubble and a tattoo.
The new look revealed recently has already become a talking point, establishing his reputation as India's coolest superstar.
With this in mind, we cast a look at King Khan's various avatars over the years. Click through the slide show and vote for your favourite look at the end.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Don 2
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, 2008
For a change, Shah Rukh's alter ego Raj lost out to the reticent, plain-looker Surinder Sahni. Many would agree that the 'other' SRK in this Aditya Chopra romantic drama was garish and over-the-top.
It was then left to Sahni, dressed awkwardly in formals and sports shoes, to charm the fans not with his heroics, but with his simplicity. Must say this was one of the actor's most sincere performances.
Image: A scene from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Om Shanti Om, 2007
SRK and his six-pack abs were the buzzword all through 2007.
Overnight, it seemed, the actor became fitness conscious, pumped iron for hours and unveiled his fab body in the chartbuster song Dard-e-Disco.
To be honest, the ripples that his abs created could only be compared to the time when Salman Khan introduced Bollywood to serious body-building stuff of the Stallone, Arnold kind.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om
Chak De! India, 2007
Plain white shirt, khaki trousers, a hockey stick in hand. Kabir Khan, the fallen hockey hero, wore his grit and hope on his rolled-up sleeves.
His reputation was finally restored in the end when he led an underdog Indian women's hockey team to victory in the world championship.
The dream boy of Bollywood never looked so real.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Chak De! India
This was one of the actor's best acts in his two-decade long acting career where he had a no-fuss look, and where he wasn't playing loverboy Raj or Rahul.
Director Ashutosh Gowariker gave his Mohan Bhargava, a NASA scientist, a casual appearance and a contemplative and compassionate gaze that won laurels from even the staunchest critics.
Image: A scene from Swades
SRK as an aged ex-pilot? You must be kidding. That's how everyone reacted in the first few days of this Yash Chopra flick's release.
Shah Rukh proved he's the king of romance even with dishevelled hair and some grey showing in his beard.
Image: A scene from Veer-Zaara
In this epic, he is Prince Asoka. With shoulder length hair, tilak on his forehead, primitive bare essentials and a sword in tow, the young prince, however, took time off from his princely pursuits to sing and dance.
Remember the sensuous Roshni Se Bhare Bhare?
Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Asoka
Now, this remains one of Shah Rukh's most popular looks (violin included).
When Mohabbatein released, the actor's fans excitedly emulated his look -- sharp eye frames, light coloured pants and a sweater over the shoulders. It's still known as the Raj Aryan look. Talk about recall value.
Image: A scene from Mohabbatein
The film flopped. Rather badly. But Shah Rukh's masculine, street-smart Max of the Eagles gang is still remembered.
The leather jacket and gloves, dark shades and the bandanna quickly became a rage. To date, Max remains quite unlike the usual SRK.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Josh
Karan Arjun, 1995
One of his earliest action roles, Arjun is angry and wronged and will do anything to extract revenge from a local baddie.
It indeed helps to have Salman Khan for company -- as a brother, if you will.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Karan Arjun
Another villainous act. But what a cool villain this was.
He could make women fall for him so easily. One could see that flirtatious streak in the actor quite early in his career.
Looks like Vicky Malhotra has kept his date with destiny.
Image: Shilpa Shetty and Shah Rukh Khan in Baazigar