Deepika’s name to be appear first before of SRK in Chennai Express’s credit roll
Shah Rukh Khan, who has an enviable following among women, is doing his bit for their empowerment. The actor, who recently shot a short film for R Balki, which will be released on Women’s Day, is keen to change the rules of the male-dominated fraternity, one film at a time.
Starting with his upcoming film Chennai Express, the credit rolls will not feature his name first, but that of his leading actress. Traditionally, it has always been the male star, who has been the first one to be credited, followed by the rest of the cast and crew. Unless of course, it was a completely heroine-centric film. In Chennai Express, Deepika Padukone’s name will appear before that of SRK.
Confirming the story, a friend of the star said, “Starting with Chennai Express, his female costar’s name will appear first. SRK has always maintained that it is the women in his life who have been the reason for his success – mother, wife, sister, daughter, co-star sand staff. This is a small but significant step that takes the philosophy forward.”