'Mood of KANK is different'
King Khan talks about movies, NRIs and extra-marital affairs in Karan Johar's forthcoming flick.india Updated: Jun 13, 2006 15:29 IST
After making inroads in the UK and US, Indian films are now becoming popular in France, Germany and Poland, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has said.
The Bollywood hearthrob, who was in London for the release of the soundtrack of his new film Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, told newsmen that the film, scheduled to be premiered on August 11 will have a sub-title in French.
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Karan Johar's first directorial role in five years, is a story of two complex relationships of marriage, disappointment and ultimately betrayal.
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna is set for an August 11 release
On the theme of the film -- extra-marital relations -- Khan who has so far featured in a string of super successful love stories including
Dil To Paagal Hai
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Kal Ho Naa Ho
said it showed "the sign of maturity of the director".
"It is a great story, with great music," he said.
Asked whether Bollywood directors produced films keeping NRIs in mind, Johar said "we are quite emotional people and we produce films for Indians, whether in India or abroad."
Set in New York, the story revolves around the relationship between Dev (Shah Rukh Khan), and Maya (Rani Mukherjee). They are both married to different people. Dev is married to Priya (Preity Zinta) and Maya is married to Rishi (Abhishek Bachchan).
However, when Dev and Maya meet, the holes in their respective marriages become more apparent as they realise that they are perfect for each other.
Asked whether he planned to work in Hollywood films, Khan who has won more awards at the Filmfare Awards than any other star in the history of Bollywood, said, "I have not been offered any Hollywood roles.
"I feel very proud of those Indian actors and actresses who have been offered Hollywood roles."
Noting that Bollywood has a global audience of three billion worldwide, Khan said he was grateful to people who are kind to him.
On the song and dance in the film, he said, "I love the fact that Karan and Farah Khan always stretch my dance skills, and create scenes that are so vibrant and colourful in all the films we have worked on together."
"The mood of Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna is very different... more sensitive in some scenes and yet much more exuberant in others. The soundtrack and the dances will take you on a parallel roller coaster to that of the film and the characters themselves," he said.
Johar said: "Many people view the music and dance in Bollywood films as purely incidental. I believe that the music is integral to the film, and for me it is developed very closely within the framework and structure of the film."
First Published: Jun 13, 2006 19:00 IST