It’s Shah Rukh vs Shah Rukh this Diwali

  • Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 23, 2014 11:56 IST

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is ready to storm the box-office with his latest film Happy New Year, but it's not the only film with a SRK tag this Diwali. Director Inder Kumar’s Super Nani, Rekha's much anticipated comeback film of sorts, also has a SRK connection. “You have Happy New Year releasing this week, and you'll get a glimpse of SRK in Super Nani as well. I have a sequence with him in our film,” says Shreya Narayan, who plays Rekha's daughter-in-law in Super Nani.

"In Super Nani, I get a role opposite Shah Rukh Khan but when I reach there I realise it’s not the real one. I am playing a bad actor in Super Nani who wastes 63 takes to enact one line and the Shah Rukh Khan I am working with is really pissed off with my incompetence. I am about to be thrown out of the sets when Rekha Jee arrives and handles the situation. So, people will get to watch two Shah Rukhs in two weeks," adds Shreya.

(Shreya Narayan)

Shreya, who also wrote lyrics for Gulaab Gang, is not afraid of the tough competition. "Shah Rukh Khan is Shah Rukh Khan. He is going to release his film with great fanfare, but our film is a family entertainer. We have a different set of target audience. It’s not a diamond heist film but we have our own set of emotional gems."

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Shreya, who was praised for her role in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, is locking horns with veterans such as Rekha and Randhir Kapoor in the film. "I am playing Rekha Jee’s bahu in the film but my character has no bahu-like quality... she doesn’t really move or do any work. In fact, Rekha Jee keeps giving me juice all the time. On top of it, she is very ambitious and wants to be an actress. However the truth is she can’t act to save her life."

"Though Rekha Jee is called a diva, she is actually a very shy person in reality and takes time to open up. This film was shot over a period of one-and-a-half years so we got to know a lot of hidden things about her. My mother was very sick at the time of shooting but she Rekha Jee turned out to be a great support during that period," says Shreya.

The actor will be seen next in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s forthcoming film Yaara, which also features Vidyut Jamwal, Amit Sadh and Shruti Haasan." (Follow the author at Twitter/@nawabjha)

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