Shah Rukh Khan thanks his fan who inspired Gaurav Channa in Fan

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 17, 2016 12:19 IST
The man and his fan: Gaurav Channa in Fan is inspired by Shah Rukh Khan’s real-life Fan. (YRF)

Maneesh Sharma’s directorial venture, Fan, starring Shah Rukh Khan in a double role, released on Friday and the film has impressed critics and audience alike. We have now learnt that Gaurav Channa, the crazy fan in the movie, is to some extent inspired by a real-life fan of SRK!

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Shah Rukh Khan with his fan Gaurav Kalra.

The actor incorporated the Delhi accent and a few other mannerisms of his fan, Deepak Kalra, in his performance. “Deepak said a dialogue to me and the way he spoke impressed me. I have used a few personality traits of his for Gaurav’s character in Fan, especially the way he makes the sound of opening a bottle’s cap and kissing towards the end,” Shah Rukh said.

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The Bollywood star thanked Deepak and said, “He was really inspiring. Thank you Deepak, may God bless you”. Deepak also appears in the opening sequence of Yash Raj Films’ Fan where he’s essaying the role of a comic Superman.

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