For Shah Rukh Khan, the year 2004 has meant a lot of rest and much-deserved laurels coming his way.
Still on a sabbatical to recover from a potentially fatal back surgery, his films have been breaching box-office records and audience fatigue is nowhere in sight.
The megastar's performance in "Swades" forced even his ardent critics to grudgingly accept that the Khan is a bundle of talent when placed in the right hands. The overseas reports about the film's business have offset its not-so-great performance in the domestic front. While the Ashutosh Gowarikar film collected Rs. 17.9 million in Mumbai, its distributors claim it has grossed $424,804 (Rs.18.5 million) on 74 screens in the first three days of its release across North America.