Lessons From The King Of Romance: How To Woo Girls SRK Style!

Shah Rukh Khan has gone all tech-savvy to promote 'Chennai Express'. An app on the Facebook page allows users to let Shah Rukh Khan's character Rahul patao Deepika Padukone's Meena. So much like in real-life.
Shah Rukh Khan has gone all tech-savvy to promote 'Chennai Express'. An app on the Facebook page allows users to let Shah Rukh Khan's character Rahul patao Deepika Padukone's Meena. So much like in real-life.


Shah Rukh Khan has always enjoyed the ‘romantic’ tag in Bollywood. The chocolate-boy has his famous stretched-arms pose in films like ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’, ‘Mohabbatein’, ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’, among others, which just gets the women floored. And that dimpled smile? Always assured to get the women swooning!

At the same time, in his personal life, Shah Rukh Khan has always been the tech-savvy guy. From launching a game to promote his superhero film ‘Ra.One’ to continuing the game idea in ‘Don’ and then to ‘Chennai Express’ too, the actor has embraced technology like no other Bollywood hero has.

For ‘Chennai Express’, Shah Rukh Khan has combined the two ideas. Considering that the superstar is, for the first time perhaps, acting his age in the film, his character Rahul is having issues flirting with Deepika Padukone’s character. The film’s team has decided to use this to their advantage.

They have released an interactive Youtube video on their Facebook page that lets users try different options in helping Rahul patao Meena. Of course, it’s not that easy. We’ve tried, and failed.

Looking back at Shah Rukh Khan’s screen history, it’s surprising not many films have taken advantage of this flirty self that the actor has almost always put out in his films. From pataoing a hot Sushmita Sen in ‘Main Hoon Naa’ to dancing with the shy Preity Zinta in ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ and playing band with Rani Mukerji in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ to romancing Kajol in a stable ‘Karan Arjun’, Shah Rukh Khan has flirted with every Bollywood leading-lady possible.

Can we learn anything from Shah Rukh Khan’s flirting techniques? Of course we can! Since there’s still some time till ‘Chennai Express’ releases on 9 August, 2013, let’s look back at Shah Rukh Khan’s romantic hero roles where he flirts the hell out of the women on screen (and the women sitting in front of the screen too), and learn from the King of Romance, none other than Shah Rukh Khan.


Do you get all teary-eyed for your girl? We’re sure she’ll like this emotional side to you.


Always have your arm ready for the girl to rest her head on.


Go practise that steely look in your eyes. Dreamy eyes always help.


Fashion tips from the Khan himself. Get those shades on!


No, this isn’t the famed stretched-arms pose in ‘Pretty Woman’. But we’ll take it. Everyone, spread your legs, raise your arms, and look sideways.


If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to woo, not one, but two girls at the same time, and you won’t even know about it!

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In ‘Main Hoon Naa’, Shah Rukh Khan fell for the hot teacher Sushmita Sen, and he wooed her by getting wet under a waterfall. Do we see you headed for a trek?


You fall for the nerdy type? No worried, nothing that humming a song like ‘Kitabein Bahut Si’ can’t do.


Meanwhile, back to the hot teacher. Black suit, always a turn-on. Dance moves in the middle of the floor over that? Topping on ice-cream!


Just don’t be as stalker-y as Shah Rukh Khan was. But singing a song with the girl’s name in it, like Kiran here, will always work.

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Backpacking with a girl in foreign country? Be the gentleman like Shah Rukh Khan is here. She’ll love you back!

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The King of Romance definitely needs his Queen. Even if that means making up fake crowns. Take some props help from the Master himself!

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See? She’ll definitely respond!

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Just assure your girl that you’ll always be there for her, and that frown will immediately turn into a smile. How do we know? Because Shah Rukh always does that, and it always works.

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Also, let the lady say what she wants! And listen to her.

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Ah! There it is. That famous stretched-arms pose. How can anyone not fall for this? Go, perfect it right now!

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Shah Rukh Khan impressing Kajol by crooning for her. Such romance!

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But remember, pyaar dosti hai! Those ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ lessons never fail.


Getting cozy in a secluded area? Shah Rukh approves!

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Girls always prefer a playful guy, be it either in histrionics or in behaviour itself.

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Too tongue-tied? Don’t worry!

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Going retro and attracting the girl’s attention will always have her turning around.


How about a trip to the Himalayas with your love?


Look at how the King of Romance gets seductive here with the neck-kissing. Let’s see you copy that!

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The girl is not being pataoed. Don’t worry, we’re sure you may have a female friend who is ready to help you just like Shah Rukh had one in ‘Josh’.

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And if you can manage it, get Akon to sing for you while performing the ‘Chammak Challo’ dance step for her. We’re sure she’ll be grooving to your words soon enough!

Try for yourself: The Chennai Express ‘PATAOING’ game!