In a gap of one year (Last Diwali to this Diwali), Shahrukh Khan has tasted three 100 crore successes; including Ra.One, Don 2 and Jab Tak Hai Jaan. The coming year; 2013 is going to be very masaledar for the actor, with Rohit Shetty’s ‘Chennai Express’ and Farah Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’ lined up for its release.
Says a source, “For starters, there is nothing experimental about his next few films. Ra.One had a science fiction base while Don 2 was a heist action drama. He tried doing something different and at least the latter managed to fetch some good appreciation. Similarly Jab Tak Hai Jaan, despite not being picked up by one and all, did manage to work with classes to some extent, especially in overseas. However this isn’t all that is expected to particularly please Shah Rukh either. He knows he has to reach out to masses and classes with equal enthusiasm. This is where Chennai Express and Happy New Year fit in.”
Rohit Shetty and Farah Khan are two Bollywood filmmakers who are known for their inclination towards hardcore commercial ‘masala’ films. Trusting their hard work and dedication towards their work, SRK has decided not to interfere with either of them.
Adds the source,“Shah Rukh has not been known for interfering with his directors and always surrenders to their vision once on board. For Chennai Express, he has given a clean go ahead to Rohit for making ‘Rohit Shetty kind of film’. In fact he is looking forward to all the chases and cars blasting away. He wants his ‘masala’ to be just like the kind seen in the director’s last 6-7 hits. Similarly with Farah, the endeavour has been to march a few steps ahead of Om Shanti Om. One of the major strengths of Farah’s films is her music and Vishal-Shekhar have already belted some chartbusters in the making for Happy New Year.”
Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express has already gone on floors, while the filming of Happy New Year will being early next year.
So SRK fans, are you waiting for 2013???