It is hard to be a celebrity in the age of social media. Especially when you’re SRK
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … It is hard to be a celebrity in the age of social media. It is lucrative to be a celebrity in the age of social media – if you take the bait, i.e. But Shah Rukh Khan is not budging – thankfully! Sometimes, one must act pragmatically, think long term, and also realize that your family’s privacy is not up for sale, no matter how high the stakes . But, if we’re not mistaken, SRK is an astute player, and social media can be a powerful weapon if need be, to save your loved ones from further persecution. Has he weighed in on the pros and cons and then made his decision?
These contemplations and more, trouble SRK fans & a media that camp outside his home Mannat, as he continues not to break his silence after son Aryan Khan was arrested, denied bail, and finally released after much media & fan hue and cry. The (seemingly) most influential man in India couldn’t do a thing when his son was in jail…that’s a heavy cross to bear, even if you’re Shah Rukh Khan.
Hence, here’s the latest update as media pundits cajole, bribe, tempt him to speak up. Three things happened ( or haven’t happened yet) in the Aryan Khan Drugs On Cruise case so far.
1. Shah Rukh Keeps Mum Despite Lucrative Offers To Speak
The quest for Shah Rukh Khan’s story reached international waters as it is reported that publications rally to ‘get’ his story. SRK has, however, not given in and doesn’t plan to speak up and ‘sell’ his story to the media.
2. Shah Rukh Did Not Appear Outside Mannat On His Birthday
Shah Rukh always obliges his fans by stepping out to greet his supporters who gather outside his home to catch a fleeting glimpse of the superstar on his birthday. However, this November, despite the fact that Aryan had been freed in late October, SRK did not show up for his birthday tradition of waving out to his fans outside his house, Mannat.
3. A Heartfelt Thank You
When Shah Rukh did appear in public, for a brief moment, as he visited Aryan at Arthur Road jail, he joined his hands together to thank the crowd who had gathered there to shout out their support to him. However, media publications are predicting that he might just use his social media handle to send out a heartfelt thank you to fans and well wishers for all their support and good wishes in this trying time!
Fans, showbiz fraternity and friends, including public figures have expressed their support on social media for the superstar.
Do you wish Shah Rukh Khan would speak out or stay silent? Is it a wise decision or can his story impact future events? It is a hard time for celebrities when their near and dear ones are in the spotlight, silence is often the least taken road in today’s social media-ridden world, but perhaps, now is a better time more than ever before when silence is perhaps, considered golden!
Resources: India Today & Express Tribune