The IPL has been won, though understandably, the Kolkata Knight Riders’ owner is still ecstatic. But cartwheels and victory marches later, Shah Rukh Khan is back to doing what he does best — acting. And his first project is Yash Chopra’s directorial comeback.
Shah Rukh confirms, saying, “I’m back to (shooting) Yashji’s film with a 30-day schedule. We’ve already finished a lot of work in one of the earlier schedules (in London). We also had a small (shooting) stint of 4-5 days in Mumbai, and will probably shoot in Ladakh or some countryside. Mostly, though, the film is set in London.”
SRK’s co-stars in the film are Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.
With Yash Chopra’s return, will we also see Shah Rukh go back to his romantic-hero avatar?
“Yes, it’s a love story. Yashji makes wonderful love stories. This one has a little twist. Sometimes, I feel that even if Yashji made a war film, it would have elements of love,” smiles the actor, who will sport a light stubble for a portion of the film. “I’ve always played my characters differently, so I don’t know if I will be the typical romantic hero”
Working with Chopra, he says, is like “working in a home (production).” The film will see him paired with Katrina Kaif for the first time, and the actor only has words of praise for his leading lady: “I really mean it when I say I learn a lot from my co-stars, personally and professionally. Someone like Katrina is completely on the ball with her scenes and method, and it teaches me to approach a scene a little differently.”
Prod him for more details about the film, and Shah Rukh admits to having seen and loved portions of the film that have already been shot.
“Inshallah, it’s turning out nice. Whatever we have shot till date is very interesting. It’s going to be a gentle, pleasant film with a lot of great humour. And it gets emotionally intense wherever a love story should be,” he says.
From the sound of it, this belongs to the genre of romances SRK is famous for.