Filmmaker Maneesh Sharma, best known for his films like “Band Baaja Baaraat” and “Shuddh Desi Romance”, says his every film is misunderstood by people as a remake of another film.
There were reports that the story of Sharma’s forthcoming release “Fan”, starring Shah Rukh Khan, is inspired from Hollywood star Robert De Niro’s film also named “The Fan”. However Sharma has denied such reports saying that such misunderstanding happens with his every film.
“People will get a better answer once they see the film ‘Fan’. There are no similarities between our film and ‘The Fan’,” Sharma said at his film’s press conference here on Tuesday.
“According to people, my every film is a remake. When ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ was about to release I was told that I’m remaking ‘Wedding Planner’.
“Similarly, when ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ was coming, I was told it’s similar to ‘No Strings Attached’. But I guess ‘Fan’ is not similar to any film. Once people will see ‘Fan’ they will understand that,” he added.
Shah Rukh, who will be seen in a double role in the film, also refuted the reports.
“No, not at all. It’s (‘Fan’) an extremely different film. I have seen that film (‘The Fan’) when I was young. I have seen another one and we read some books. But for the matter of fact I told Maneesh that we should see them just for the reference. ‘Fan’ is not even close to it,” he said.
“Fan” is slated to release on Friday.
Apart from that, the “Chennai Express” actor will also be seen in “Raees” and an untitled Gauri Shinde directorial.
Asked whether he has taken a break from commericial cinema after his last film “Dilwale” to do more off-beat cinema, Shah Rukh said: “I did ‘Raees’ and ‘Fan’ before ‘Dilwale’ actually. Unfortunately because of the injury and VFX they both have come after that.
“There is no differentiating or finding a new path or rediscovering kind of stuff. I do the film when directors love me and feel that I can be part of a special project. Sometimes it turns out to be over the top commercial, sometimes a little off-beat or something. Don’t find a logic in my unreasonable life,” he added.