There are millions of Shah Rukh Khan’s fans who want to look like him but the superstar himself used to believe he looked like Kumar Gaurav. While unveiling the trailer of his upcoming film, Fan, SRK said that before he joined the filmdom, he felt he looked like Bollywood actor Kumar Gaurav but at a later stage thought his looks matched that of Hollywood veteran Al Pacino’s.
In his upcoming film Fan, Khan will be seen playing two roles, one of a superstar Aryan Khanna and his fan Gaurav, who comes across as his lookalike. “Initially I used to feel I look like Kumar Gaurav (son of Rajendra Kumar)... He was the first star I wanted to meet. I was happy that I looked like someone good like him (Kumar Gaurav). Then after some point, I felt I looked like Al Pacino,” Khan said.
“Now at the age of 50, I feel I look like my father. I am hopeful a time will come when I would feel I look like myself,” he said.
After the launch of the trailer, appreciation poured in from Fans and Bollywood alike. A special recommendation came from friend Salman Khan who called himself a fan of Shah Rukh and tweeted the trailer of the film.
Fan is the story of Gaurav, a young man whose world revolves around superstar Aryan Khanna or God as he refers to him. From the bylanes of Delhi, young Gaurav embarks on a journey to the city of dreams, Mumbai, in order to wish his God on his birthday. But when things don’t go according to plan, Gaurav’s love and passion for the superstar turns in to a dangerous obsession.
When asked about playing a psychotic obsessive role like Darr again in Fan, SRK said, “No not really...the role (of Gaurav) is different from what one saw me doing in Darr, Baazigar. These are anti-hero. In this film, he is not a psychotic lover. It’s the story of a young boy and his love for a superstar,” he said.
The Chak De India star feels it is not right on his part to dictate or tell his fans how they should be. “A fan should be however he pleases. I don’t think of people as fans I think of them as admirers. I can’t tell anyone how to love or admire. Yes it does get out of hand sometimes, but I can’t tell how a fan should be.”
Talking about his earlier days, Khan said, “I came by train for the first time when I came to Mumbai. The train would turn into a local after entering Mumbai which I was not aware of. So I did not let a few people sit on my berth saying that it is mine, I paid for it. I did offer it to a lady though saying that you can sit but not the men with you. She slapped me real hard saying try that it isn’t yours, it is everybody’s.”