Shah Rukh Khan, who was a fan of many sports personalities and megastar Amitabh Bachchan during his teenage, has millions of fans of himself worldwide now.
King Khan has die-hard fans who sometimes lie down in front of his car, sneak into his bungalow to take a dip in his swimming pool and ofcourse there are some who chant his name everyday. But Shah Rukh Khan revealed at the first press meet of Fan that being a superstar takes you away from the real world for a long time.
The actor is a superstar in real life. When asked how easy or difficult was it to blend into the character of a fan on screen for his forthcoming film, he said, “I won’t say it’s easy, but yes, being a superstar everyday does take you away from the real world for a long time. So, I would just like to thank Maneesh and his whole team. They had this wonderful understanding of what Gaurav is going to be. Fifty per cent of what you see Gaurav is a physical transformation by the VFX that has been done. And it is possible to say that 100 per cent of what Gaurav is, is Maneesh’s vision. I don’t think I have done 100 per cent of what Maneesh might had wanted because he was very clear about it so I think I may have got a lot of it right, I may still have fallen short.” (Read: Unfortunate that people get negatively affected by films: Shah Rukh Khan)
“I can take credit for a lot of characters I have played until now, but I know this for a fact if there was no guidance from Maneesh in this film, I would not have been able to do it,” he added. (PHOTOS: Shah Rukh Khan, Mahira Khan shoot for ‘Raees’ in Ahmedabad, see pics)
The superstar had recently stated that he felt Schizophrenic while shooting for fan. When asked the reason behind it, he calmly replied, “I don’t say this with arrogance, but a lot of people get inspired in the same city that one person makes it big from. So, he was one of those boys. He went on from his college to doing masters in film. But it was very strange because he should play patches and scenes from my own films and then say we have to do then, and I would do it. He used to say that it is not happening the way you did in this film, I would further tell him that I have only played it in my original film as well. So I was trying to do me as good as he. I was after seeing the same scenes I had done twenty years ago. I was very nervous that I am not able to do what I did twenty years ago, which was really shameful.” (Also read: Shah Rukh Khan receives graduation degree after 28 years)
Shah Rukh Khan revealed that he was a fan of Milkha Singh as he loved his stories and him being a champion. SRK revealed that his father used to tell him stories about the athlete. He also said, “Ofcourse most of us grew up being Amitabh Bachchan’s fans, and I was one of them too. And strangely since I was a sportsman myself, I was a fan of sports personalities like Sunil Gavaskar and Bruce Jenner who has now become Caitlyn Jenner.” Also talking about his fan crazy stories, he said he has been a fan but not to the extent they have shown Gaurav in the film. (Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees to clash with Salman Khan’s Sultan, confirms Ritesh Sidhwani)
Directed by Maneesh Sharma, also starring newcomer Waluscha De Sousa ‘Fan’ will hit screens on April 15.