Some cherished "old memories" while watching Shah Rukh's TV show and others were generally happy to see a younger version of the actor. "Reliving our old memories with family," and "Good to see Circus again on Doordarshan," read two tweets. Shah Rukh, now 51, is still a "charmer," said a fan, who tweeted while the show was ongoing.
This is how Twitter reacted:
Watching 'Circus' again on DD National? Mrunmai Deshpande (@D_Mrunmai02) February 19, 2017
You're a star from the beginning Shahrukh.....Still the same charm
Circus waalas happily singing 4 Shekhar(SRK), who's coming to save them. Show over, ab next episode mein hi entry hogi? Parul (@parul108) February 19, 2017
SRKs TV SERIES ON DD1
Supriya Sahu, Director General of Doordarshan said that they are also planning to bring back more such shows on the channel, reported news agency PTI. "We are considering having a dedicated half an hour time slot on which popular programmes and content from Doordarshan's archives may be shown. There has been a stream of requests related to many of these programmes which are fresh in people's minds even today," she said.
The role of circus troupe member Shekharan in Circus was one of Shah Rukh Khan's earliest and is still fondly recalled by those who grew up watching Doordarshan in the NIneties. Directed by Vicky Aziz Mirza and Kundan Shah, Circus also starred Renuka Shahane, Pawan Malhotra and Ashutosh Gowariker, now a director, in a significant role. Shah Rukh Khan's TV debut was in 1989's Fauji and 1992's Deewana was his first Bollywood movie.
(With PTI inputs)