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Did Shah Rukh Khan refuse a two-hero film with Salman Khan that was to be helmed by Rajkumar Hirani?
Ever since Zero flopped in 2018, fans have been waiting eagerly for Shah Rukh Khan to announce his next project and there are rumors that he has given his nod to Rajkumar Hirani’s next. A new report also claims that the project was originally supposed to be a two-hero film with Salman Khan.
In his column in Open magazine, Rajeev Masand revealed,
“Trusted sources have revealed that the Munna Bhai franchise director originally had a two-hero project in mind that he wanted to make with SRK and Salman Khan. But Shah Rukh was reportedly keen on doing a solo-starrer, so it was back to the drawing board for the filmmaker.”
Reports also revealed that the filmmaker: Hirani has asked the actor to refrain from announcing the news of their collaboration until the final script is ready.
Just last month, during an Ask SRK session on Twitter, Shah Rukh hinted that he prefers Hirani over acclaimed Hollywood directors. When asked about which filmmaker he would like to work with, out of Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan, SRK replied,
“Wow both are awesome and I have met them…but Raju apna sa lagta hai…nahi (but Raju feels like one of our own…no)?”
Not only that, when the fans requested Shah Rukh to spill the details about his next, Shah Rukh said,
“Don’t tire yourself. It’s obvious I will do some films…it’s obvious they will be made..and it’s obvious you all will know.”
Talking about Shah Rukh’s last project. He was last seen on the big screen as a vertically-challenged character in Aanand L Rai’s Zero. The movie which also featured Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif was a box office disaster.
With changing times, the film industry is realizing the fact that fame and good faces are no longer the keys to box office success. Viewers need something that prompts them to think.