Actor Shah Rukh Khan has hosted several shows over the years and one of them was a game show Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain (2008). In the grand finale episode, the former prime minister of Bihar . said Lalu Prasad Yadavi appeared on the show. During their conversation, Shah Rukh asked Lalu if he was nervous about being part of the show that the politician agreed to. (Read also | When Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla recreated the iconic song of Salman Khan-Aishwarya Rai†
Then Shah Rukh Lalu showed a black and white photo of the legacy, on a screen, with his relatives. Aside from Lalu, the photo also featured his wife, former Bihar Prime Minister Rabri Devi and two of their children. Shah Rukh asked Lalu, “Aapki family ki tasveer hai yaha pe. Toh hume bataye kaun kaun hai iss tasveer ke andar (This is your family photo. Please tell us who are all in the photo).”
Lalu pointed to the screen and identified his wife and that the two children were his daughters. When Shah Rukh said, “Name kya kya hai inke (What are their names)?” Lalu replied, “Name toh hum bhula gaye hai (I forgot the names).” The actor burst out laughing as he said “okay” and raised his hands.
When the audience also burst out laughing, Lalu smiled and said they were very young then. Lalu and Rabri are parents of two sons: Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav. They also have seven daughters – Misha Bharti, Rohini Acharya, Chanda, Ragini, Dhannu, Hema and Lakshmi.
During the show, Shah Rukh also complimented Lalu by saying that he was “very handsome” during his childhood. Shah Rukh also asked Lalu about his favorite actor and the politician replied, “Sabse bade toh aap ho (You are the greatest).” The actor bowed and thanked him. Lalu also said he liked the late actor Dilip Kumar from “the old days”. When asked if he was watching Dilip’s Devdas, Lalu said he didn’t remember well. Shah Rukh then also repeated a line from the film.
Devdas has been made several times over the years in many languages. Before the release of Shah Rukh in 2002, Dilip Kumar starred in the biggest adaptation of the book and was released in 1955. The film, directed by Bimal Roy, also starred Suchitra Sen and Vyjayanthimala.
Shah Rukh’s Devdas (2002) was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Besides Shah Rukh, there were also Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit, Kirron Kher, Smita Jaykar and Vijayendra Ghatge. Both films are based on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s 1917 novel of the same name.