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'Jab Tak Hai Jaan': Chopra's allegorical adieu
17 November 2012 12:02 PM, PST
'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' (2012)
"I'm old-fashioned," the hero says to the much-younger girl who loves him. "A generation too late."
"I'll come back to you in another life," he promises her, "as a modern lover, like you."
He once was the modern lover. He, being Shahrukh Khan, and his character, being Raj, the worldly, brazen, guitar-strumming, leather-jacket-wearing Romantic Hero popularized by Khan in his 1995 hit 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.' The many iterations of Raj he has played through the years has cemented Khan as the King of Romance.
The 47-year-old actor has openly acknowledged that his loverboy days are rapidly drawing to a close and he's shied away from romantic roles in recent years—but the girls still adore him. A packed audience of all ages—and not all South Asian—in a downtown Chicago theater on the opening night »