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‘Fan did not require a big female star’

‘Fan did not require a big female star’
The female lead in Shah Rukh Khan's forthcoming Yash Raj film Fan is yet to be revealed but the Bollywood superstar says the movie is such that it does not require any big leading lady. The 48-year-old actor is currently shooting for the film and will be seen in a different avatar in the movie helmed by Band Baaja Baarat director Maneesh Sharma.

‘I have Fan with YRF and Maneesh. There are two girls in the film. It is a film where I don't think you need a big lady star. It is cosy interesting, different film. It is one of the challenging films that I have done in 20 years. We are still discussing as to how we can take it ahead. It is a story of a fan of a movie star,’

Shah Rukh said. The actor has signed Rahul Dholakia's next movie, Raees and Rohit Shetty's next. He is also in talks for another movie but nothing has been finalised yet. ‘Raees it is a space I have never tried, it is a different film. Rahul Dholakia narrated the film to me and I liked it very much. They are cosy for me as an actor. Then I have Rohit's film and another which I have not signed yet,’ he said.

Shah Rukh is gearing up for his Diwali release Happy New Year, which will see him reunite with his Main Hoon Naa and Om Shanti Om director Farah Khan. The heist comedy also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Deepika Padukone, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah and will hit theatres on 24 October.

Shah Rukh, who has produced the film via his Red Chillies Entertainment, said he plans to expand his production house and is also open to venturing into the regional space. ‘We want to expand and plan to make three-five films a year may be with me or without me but not 10-12.’


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