Shah Rukh Khan is on his way back home to spend time with his kids after a marathon travel schedule. Currently on a promotional spree for his upcoming film, Don 2, the actor promises he’ll return to the studios in January next year to start filming Yash Chopra’s yet-to-be titled romantic movie, which also features Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma as leading ladies.
"After a mammoth promotional exercise for RA.One, I needed the break to spend time with my kids at home and sleep in peace. But as the days go by, I’m reminded that I have to return to the studios soon," he smiles. "It’s not such a task if the director is someone like Yash Chopra. It’s a hardcore romantic movie. We should be on floors by the second or third week of January, hopefully. Yashji had very casually told me, "Tu kuch dates January ki de de pehle, phir aage ka plan karte hain. (Give us a few dates in January first, then we’ll plan ahead)"
The actor will first face the camera with Katrina Kaif, and later be joined in April by actor Anushka Sharma, who’s currently promoting her fourth YRF movie Ladies V/s Ricky Bahl.
Soon after Yash Chopra announced his return to direction at 79, his company announced that the film would be 2012’s Diwali release.
After RA.One, it will be SRK’s second Diwali release in continuity.
"I don’t sign a film thinking that it will release on Diwali and or on Christmas. If my film is worthy, it will have a superb box-office run, even if it doesn’t open during a festival. As filmmakers and actors, we target a festival because it’s also the holiday season and we can have more families entering cinema halls than on a usual weekend," argues Shah Rukh. "Diwali has never disappointed me."
Don 2 sold for Rs 30 crore?
Believe it or not, just a month before its release, SRK’s sequel to his 2006 Don, has found a buyer for its TV rights in Zee Network. The deal, well-placed industry sources indicate, was sealed on Wednesday night between producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar and the head honchos of Zee. Buzz is that SRK was the catalyst for the sale between the parties. The producers and the channel are supposedly planning to declare a figure between Rs 42 and 45 crore as the price for the TV rights. However, our source says the actual figure paid is approximately Rs 30 crore only.