Flashback Friday: When Shah Rukh Khan made an appearance in Wagle Ki Duniya


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As Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan completes 29 years in the film industry, let’s take a look at his appearance on the popular show Wagle Ki Duniya. SRK appeared in an episode on Wagle Ki Duniya (1989). The actor had appeared in a few TV shows like Fauji and Dil Dariya before appearing in an episode of Wagle Ki Duniya. Shah Rukh played a reckless driver who hit Mr. Wagle (Anjan Srivastav) and was then taken to the police station. In a clip from the show, the young and dashing Shah Rukh Khan can be seen engaged in an argumentative conversation with Mr. Wagle.

Shah Rukh played a rich kid on the show. After hitting Wagle, he exits the car in style with a cigarette in his hand and apologizes to him. He may have had a cameo appearance but looked charming in the cameo. After Wagle Ki Duniya, SRK appeared on shows like Circus, Doosra Keval, and an Idiot miniseries. Wagle Ki Duniya played Anjan Srivastava and Bharti Achrekar in the lead roles. The sitcom reflected the lifestyle of the Indian middle class, which made it even more accessible. Viewers sympathized with the protagonist whose issues were similar to theirs. While there aren’t any big stars or big sets, the show has earned cult status and a following big fan with its subtle humor.

Produced by Durga Khote Productions, Wagle Ki Duniya was directed by Kundan Shah and its characters were created by RK Laxman and showed the everyday life of middle class families. In the episode named Police Station, Wagle gets hit by Shah Rukh’s car. He comes out and apologizes. Wagle is ready to forget things but passers-by create a huge problem and ask Wagle to take him to the police. At the police station, all the witnesses leave apologizing for working while SRK and Wagle are stranded. The actor is also seen being educated by Mr Wagle for smoking at the police station and reckless driving. The two are then asked to report to the police station the next day. That’s when they discover that if Wagle files a complaint, it could be extended for several months. As a result, Wagle decides not to file a complaint. The episode showed how filing a lawsuit is a long process in the country.

Wagle Ki Duniya – Nayi Peedhi Purane Kissey (literally: ‘Wagle’s World – New Generation New Stories’) premiered again on February 8, 2021 on Sony SAB. It stars Sumeet Raghavan as the director of a courier company, Rajesh Wagle; Pariva Pranati as his wife, Vandana Wagle; Anjan Srivastav as Rajesh’s father, Srinivas Wagle; and Bharati Achrekar as the mother of Rajesh, Radhika Wagle.

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