More than two decades back, when Baazigar had come out, starring a young Shah Rukh Khan, nobody thought that this film would become a major hit except one man. The name is Shah Rukh Khan! It's this rare confidence that SRK is born with (which at times borders arrogance) that makes him such a big success. " I remember Shah Rukh stating at the premier show of Baazigar that this film will work, when nobody was willing to give the film much chance," recollects Dalip Tahil who played the villain in the movie.
Today, SRK is like Santa Claus. He needs no introduction any where in the world. Many things about him haven't changed, one of which is his self-assurance. It is this rare confidence that director Anand L Rai is banking heavily upon. In his interview with a popular daily, the filmmaker who is working with SRK for his forthcoming movie Zero, describes the Khan magic. Zero shows SRK in a dwarf avatar and it also features Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. The trio previously worked in Yash Chopra's romantic film Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Shah Rukh Khan Looks Handsome as He Visits VPSG Ganesh Mandal (View Pic Inside)
“The story needed Shah Rukh Khan and that’s why he is there. It’s not that ‘now let me work with Shah Rukh Khan’, that was not the decision. I needed somebody as strong as him to come onboard because you need to be a very self-assured actor to play this role. To let go those two feet is not easy. But then you have to be very sure about yourself and Shah Rukh Khan is very sure about himself.”
We agree with Anand here. For someone who has ruled the industry with his mega-stardom, it is not easy to do something as experimental as what SRK has signed up for in Zero. And his fans are confident that SRK will unleash his charm in his vertically challenged avatar in this film too!