Thursday, April 9, 2015

Shah Rukh Khan elated at doing unconventional Gujarati don in RAEES

Shah Rukh Khan has played the role of an underworld don in many films but for the first time he is doing an out of the box character of a Gujarati don in his upcoming film RAEES.

In 1993 Mahesh Bhatt had directed a move called SIR staring Poja Bhatt, Naseeruddin Shah and Paresh Rawal. The highlight of this film was that it depicted for the first time a Gujarati don Veljibhai excellently portrayed by Paresh Rawal. Hence after two decades Shah Rukh Khan has got the opportunity to revive the character and put more fire into it.

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Elated at playing the unconventional Gujarati don, Shah Rukh Khan in an interview said, “After Karan Johar’s MY NAME IS KHAN, I am getting another power packed character which is close to my heart.” 

“I am so excited about the character that I have not even done a rehearsal for the film, but I can assure you that no one can do the film like me,” a confident looking Khan said. 

Shah Rukh, who at heart wishes to explore new characters and do daringly different characters is however restricted to do such roles due to his star status and the huge amount of work he has on his shoulders. 

He laments, “I sincerely miss doing such earthy roles since many years but the tragedy is that not many filmmakers dare to make such films anymore.”

“I wonder why more such films don’t come to me. But then, I also understand that I can only work on one film. I work for 16-18 hours a day and I get less time to focus on multiple films at the same time,” he quipped.

Sushant Singh: I wish to explore new vistas in acting

With the DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY receiving rave reviews Sushant Singh is quite elated and plans to explore new vistas in acting. 

In an interview he said, “When director Dibakar Banerjee narrated me the orthodox character of the detective Byomkesh Bakshy. I was both excited and taken aback because reinventing a period character is a great challenge but fortunately our experiment has yield rich dividends.” 

After the success of PK and DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY, Sushant Singh is gearing up for MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI biopic and is looking forward to work with Indian Cinema’s ace director Shekhar Kapur for his much delayed project PAANI.


Speaking about the experience of working with MR.INDIA director Shekahr Kapur, Shushant says, “Though the movie is in pipeline for many years and I am desperately seeking the movie to begin soon, nevertheless, whatever littler movements I have spent with Shekharji are my most cherished movements.”

“ Shekharji is an man of few words. In his company I have talked about everything in the world - filmmaking, acting, quantum physics, spirituality… He is not opinionated, but gives you facts. All these conversations have helped me understand these things a little bit more,” he informed. 

Opening his heart about his future plans, Shushant believes in daring to explore and experiment with his image. “I wish to focus on movies that have varied subjects and offer me an opportunity to do different characters.” 

Unlike other stars of the day who are interested in minting money, irrespective of what kind of movie they are doing, Shushant has set his goal on doing good cinema. 

He considers for an actor to have a peace of mind is by exploring new themes and having the courage to do films that can actually changing cinema. 

Sounds great! Looks like Shushant Singh is walking on the lines of great acting giants like Dilip Kumar, Balraj Sahani, Kamal Hassan, Naseeruddin Shah and Aamir Khan!