He might have a "personal tuning" with actor Emraan Hashmi, who played the lead in his first two films, but director Kunal Deshmukh also wishes to direct the King Khan some day.
The director, whose second film Tum Mile released last week, says that he would love to work with Shah Rukh Khan in the future, once he has achieved the position to direct one of the biggest stars in Bollywood.
"I would love to work with Shah Rukh one day, but only when I have reached that level when I can ask for a re-take if the shot is bad. Right now, I might freeze if I see him," said Deshmukh.
Like numerous others in India, he has also grown up on the hit films of Khan in the 90's.
"I have grown up on his films like Dilwale... and Darr and their songs. He is an icon who is still going from level to level," said Deshmukh.
Even as he dreams of working with the star, he is not merely a star-struck director and knows that casting can make or break a movie.
"I think casting is half your battle, you need to cast right. If I think an actor is right for a film, then I will beg, borrow and steal, go down on my knees and see to it that he works in my film," Deshmukh said.
And that is the reason why he chose to go ahead with Hashmi for his second film after working with him in his debut directorial venture Jannat, as he wanted to be well prepared before embarking on his dream project.