October 6, 2014 3:19:56 pm
The female lead in Shah Rukh Khan’s forthcoming Yash Raj film ‘Fan’ is yet to be revealed but the Bollywood superstar says the movie is such that it does not require any big leading lady.
The 48-year-old actor is currently shooting for the film and will be seen in a different avatar in the movie helmed by ‘Band Baaja Baarat’ director Maneesh Sharma.
“I have ‘Fan’ with YRF and Maneesh. There are two girls in the film. It is a film where I don’t think you need a big lady star. It is cosy interesting, different film. It is one of the challenging films that I have done in 20 years. We are still discussing as to how we can take it ahead. It is a story of a fan of a movie star,” Shah Rukh told PTI. The actor has signed Rahul Dholakia’s next movie, ‘Raees’ and Rohit Shetty’s next. He is also in talks for another movie but nothing has been finalised yet.
“‘Raees’ it is a space I have never tried, it is a different film. Rahul Dholakia narrated the film to me and I liked it very much. They are cosy for me as an actor. Then I have Rohit’s film and another which I have not signed yet,” he said.
Shah Rukh is gearing up for his Diwali release ‘Happy New Year’, which will see him reunite with his ‘Main Hoon Naa’ and ‘Om Shanti Om’ director Farah Khan.
The heist comedy also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Deepika Padukone, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah and will hit theatres on October 24.
Shah Rukh, who has produced the film via his Red Chillies Entertainment, said he plans to expand his production house and is also open to venturing into the regional space.
“We want to expand and plan to make three-five films a year may be with me or without me but not 10-12. We have started the process. The film has to have quality, essence then only we will make it. We want to take time and make good quality films,” the Chennai Express’ star said.
“I want to make a Marathi film. Rohit and I were talking about it but nothing concrete has happened. It is a good space. Not just Marathi but any other language film,” he added.
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