Episode 006 - Riding With The King - Part 1 (audio file format: 192 Kbps mp3 - duration: 16:45 [mm:ss] - size: 23.0 MB)
In January of 2009, Newsweek magazine included Shahrukh Khan as one of 50 people on its list of the Global Elite, the only actor to make the list. I mean, I love him, and I know lots of Bollywood fans who do, too, but his inclusion in the list made me curious, and that got me thinking.
Which led to the start of what will be a recurring series on the podcast: Riding With The King (of Bollywood). I'm going to watch every one of his films (okay, there are a few I can't find yet, but I'll get to most of them) and I'm going to try to figure out at the very least how I went from someone who rather likes him to someone who won't miss a single film he's in.
This episode wouldn't be what it is without the participation of three people:
First, John Meadows of the On The Log podcast, who not only offers up moral support for the podcast on a regular basis, he also contributes enthusiastically to it, as he did for this episode. I'm starting to think of him as Totally Filmi's MacGyver, the guy who, when I need something a little different, is prepared to MacGyver it.
Bruce Murray of The Zedcast and The Running Shoe podcast. Think of him as the SRK of the podcasting world. I am honoured he agreed to be part of this episode.
Finally, my Tech Guy. He never speaks, he never takes off his helmet, but the podcast wouldn't be what it is without him. Think of him as the Stig.
"King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema" by Anupama Chopra (New York: Warner Books, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-446-57858-5)