Years back, Raj Kapoor narrated the life of a joker in a circus through his popular movie Mera Naam Joker, hinging on "The show must go on" notion.
It was when SRK saw one of the contestants from Delhi with a joker's nose that he trailed back to the golden era of cinema, dominated by the likes of Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand.
The 'nose' reminded Shah Rukh of late Raj Kapoor's iconic character from movie Mera Naam Joker, which released in 1970. Shah Rukh then tried on a 'joker's nose'. Interestingly the show which will air on &TV has been shot in RK Studio.
The Happy New Year actor got nostalgic as he remembered the legend of Bollywood cinema.
Raj Kapoor was only 24 when he launched his own studio, RK Films, and became the youngest director of his time with Aag in 1948.
He went on to taste success by producing, directing and acting in successful movies like Barsaat (1949), Awara (1951), Shree 420 (1955), Chori Chori (1956).
One of his popular song Pyar hua iqrar hua with a hat, jacket and a shirt with the legend standing under an umbrella with co-star Nargis, is still one of the most remembered song of the yesteryear cinema. In fact Shah Rukh recreated the magic of that moment in his movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in the song Phir milenge chalte chalte.