A Meeting of Kings

(Above source: Netflix)

This Friday, October 25, on a special episode of Netflix’s My Next Guest with David Letterman, the talk show king will interview “King Khan,” aka one of the world’s biggest movie stars, India’s Shah Rukh Khan.

You might have noticed that, at least for this edition, Netflix has dropped the words “Needs No Introduction” from Letterman’s series, otherwise titled My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. We suspect this is because Netflix viewers may well need an introduction to Khan, aka SKR.

If so, Netflix coincidentally – or maybe, not so coincidentally (keep reading) – also offers subscribers a bunch of Khan’s biggest movies. Mostly, but not always, of the romantic comedy ilk, these include (in reverse chronological order):

Zero (2018)

“Through his relationships with two wildly different women, a vertically challenged bachelor with a larger-than-life persona must discover his purpose.”

Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017)

No, it’s not a remake of When Harry Met Sally, but the title is surely an homage.

“A philandering tour guide in Europe begins to develop feelings for one of his clients while helping her search for her lost engagement ring.”

Happy New Year (2014)

“A revenge-seeking diamond thief gathers a ragtag crew to infiltrate a Dubai hotel hosting a dance contest. But first they have to learn how to dance.”

Dilwale (2014)

 “A young couple falls in love, but conflicting loyalties drive them apart. Years later, fate intervenes and hands them a second chance.”

Chennai Express (2013)

“What could have been a sad journey turns joyful for Rahul when he falls in love with a woman en route to submerging his grandfather’s ashes.”

Om Shanti Om (2007)  

“Reincarnated 30 years after being killed in a suspicious on-set fire, a small-time actor is determined to punish the person who ignited the blaze.”

Netflix productions

Most recently, though, Khan has become a producer – for Netflix. Bard of Blood, a seven-episode spy thriller premiered last month, with drama film Class of 83 coming soon and zombie series Betaal beginning production.

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Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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