Over the past one year, there has been immense speculation over the films Shahrukh Khan will do, after he isdone with Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express and Farah Khan’s Happy New Year. Most of the big name directors have been reported to have scripts ready for a film with SRK, but how much of the reportage holds true in actual terms is not very clear.
Let’s discuss the probability of each of those individual films happening.
A for Apple, B for Billi, C for Cutta: SRK was quoted as having said in an interview that he will start this film once he finishes Happy New Year. But talk about this film from his inner circle has gone low, and there are murmurs he may end up only producing this film. For starters, ABC is a slice-of-life film based in Delhi about a commoner who struggles to cope up because of his inability to master the Queen’s language.
R. Balki’s film: Amitabh Bachchan has been asked about this collaboration with R. Balki and Shahrukh on Twitter many times over the past few months and he has replied back more than once saying that he hopes this film materializes. A film bringing together the Shehenshah and the King Khan handled by a able director will be a feast for Hindi film viewers, if it happens.
Rahul Dholakia’s film, produced by Farhan-Ritesh’s Excel Entertainment: Not much is known about the film except for the fact that it is about a small-time Gujarati smuggler who smuggles alcohol into the alcohol-free state and becomes a big Don. The film maybe officially announced before Chennai Express releases. However, it’s controversial nature may keep SRK from going through with it.
Anurag Kashyap’s film: There was chatter in the news until recently that SRK is really looking forward to work with Anurag Kashyap and had asked him to write a script for him. Insiders close to the director say that Anurag will start working on the “highly commercial” film once he finishes Bombay Velvet, and if the script gets SRK’s nod, they start filming sometime in 2015.
Other rumours: SRK has been keen to work with Anurag Basu for a long time and there have been many interactions between the two regarding doing a film together. Their collaboration will happen at some point of time in the future and it is too early to divulge the specifics.
AR Murugadoss has gone to SRK with every Hindi script he has written post the release of Ghajini, but the actor has refused them all stating that he doesn’t want to be a part of a Southern remake. He has apparently asked Murugadoss to come up with an original Hindi script for him.
Ashutosh Gowariker has been lying low since the release of his last film ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se” and is planning to come back with a bang with Swades 2. The script is almost finished and it deals with the next chapter in Mohan Bhargav’s life and how he deals with a few more of rural India’s problems.
Other than all the above mentioned projects, films with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Prabhu Deva, and biopics of Dhyanchand and Kasabha Jadav have made gossip columns. But most of these films seem farfetched at this point with Shahrukh already having so much on his plate.
Eitherway, the next phase of SRK’s career starts now and the films he chooses will be looked at closely by everyone who is associated with Hindi cinema.
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