Every now and then, big names are being tossed around as being nearly signed for this role and now the latest rumour is that Shah Rukh Khan will feature in the role in this action thriller.
A source who claims to be in the know swears, “Yash Raj Films have been going through a lull period as none of their on-the-floor movies or their completed ones are generating any curiosity from the buyers as well as the audiences. SRK has always been a quick-fix solution for the Chopras.
When- ever their mega boat is rocked, good friend Adi Chopra calls on SRK and the actor steps in to bail out his dost.” This last happened with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
Now an insider claims claim that SRK has been approached by the banner to play the main villain in Dhoom 3, “Last week, SRK was called in for a tentative one-line narration; he was impressed and agreed to be part of the film.”
Although one wonders when SRK will find the time to finish this film, which reportedly starts some time next year. SRK is very charged about his superhero flick and Don 2, which he wants to finish in 2010, along with his home production Happy New Year, to be directed by Farah Khan, so where is the time to fit in Dhoom 3? It is also not clear who will direct D:3 as Sanjay Gadhvi has had a fallout with YRF.”
Adi Chopra holds private screening for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Our source tells us, “The private screening was attended by SRK, wife Gauri, kids Suhana and Aryan, Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra, Yash Chopra and debutante Anushka Sharma. All of them really liked the film. YRF has had plenty of flops this year so they wanted to check if Rab Ne… had turned out well or not.”
He further adds, “Rab Ne… has superhit written all over it. Like last year, Chak de India starring SRK was YRF’s only hit, Rab Ne… will do the same for Yash Raj this year as SRK has come to their rescue. The movie is quite funny and has some spectacular dance sequences.”
“In one of them SRK is imitating old actors like Rajesh Khanna and Shammi Kapoor, etc. It is a simple sweet love story shot mainly in India. Anushka has made a good debut and she is a good dancer.”
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi is the story of a middle class guy, Surinder Sahni, played by Khan who is much older than his wife played by newbie Anushka Sharma. The two have no romance in their lives though Surinder truly loves his wife. All her friends are taking part in a dance competition and she doesn’t want to because she feels her hubby cant dance. Surinder understands this and transforms himself to become the guy of her dreams, without her knowing about it. She falls in love with her husband all over again.
SRK has a soft corner for this movie. “This film is Yashji and Adi’s love. You know I don’t believe in saying a movie is special but in this case it is because Adi is directing after so many years. It is a commercial film that everyone will love. I have seen the film a couple of times and I think it is a very nice, funny, interesting and entertaining film. Adi is making a film after years… It’s the story of a normal person. I am sometimes Raj or Rahul or Om before people but here is a character of a very simple person. This is very different to that. I want every girl, every girlfriend, and every wife to look at their loved one and say that this is how I love him. And it’s very different from what I have done till today as Raj or Rahul. You know talking about this film makes me smile always,” smiles the superstar.
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Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi hits theatres on December 12
The theatrical trailer of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma, released on Friday, November 14, promises wholesome and fun filled family entertainment in the Yash Raj vein that will appeal to audiences across the board.
The film is helmed and penned by Aditya Chopra. The music is by Salim Sulaiman, lyrics are by Jaideep Sahni and the choreography is by Shiamak Davar and Vaibhavi Merchant.
Yash Raj Films released the first look promo for the film on Sunday, November 2, to coincide with lead star Shah Rukh Khan’s 43rd birthday.
The film focuses on the love between a 40-year-old man played by Shah Rukh Khan and a 16-year-old girl, played by Anushka Sharma, and is believed to have an interesting twist in the climax. Shah Rukh has two looks in the film. In the first half he plays casanova. He falls in love with this girl who is very simple and Shah Rukh adapts the character of a simpleton to woo her. She falls for it but now Shah Rukh has a hard time revealing his true identity.
As part of a unique marketing strategy, YRF has also installed life-sized 6-feet tall lenticular standees at all theatres, which gives the onlooker a unique view of both the looks of Shah Rukh Khan in the film, when viewed from different angles.