Shahrukh Khan says he will let his contemporaries, Aamir and Salman Khan, handle wrestling while he will stick with his romantic genre.
“Let Aamir and Salman handle wrestling.. two of them are enough to handle wrestling. Above all I don’t look like a wrestler from any angle. I am a romantic hero and I don’t know wrestling,” said Shah Rukh during a media interaction for Eid celebrations at his residence Mannat.
Salman Khan-starrer Sultan, in which the actor essays the role of a wrestler, is already making leaps and bounds in theatres while later this year, Aamir Khan will also be seen in similar role, but in a biopic based on real-life wrestler Mahavir Phogat.
With two of his Khan contemporaries exploring the “wrestling” genre, it could be thought that he would also follow suit but SRK, noted for his romantic and emotional avatar, says he doesn’t believe in any such thing and keep essaying his soft-hearted roles.
Salman’s sports drama Sultan and Shahrukh Khan’s dark thriller Raees were set to lock horns at the box-office this Eid, but this was averted as the release of Raees was pushed to next year after Shah Rukh suffered some injuries.
“When two films release at the same time, we don’t get the big theatrical release we want. Budget of the film suffers if the movie is not releasing on 4,000 screens. One needs to have 8,000 to 10,000 theaters for two movies to release at the same time.
I don’t think two big films can release at the same time. Secondly, I suffered some injuries and there are body shot portions I still need to shoot. But otherwise the film is ready,” he said.
The movie is slated to hit the theater on January 26, but unfortunately on that particular day, Raees will collide with Hrithik Roshan-starrer Kaabil, which kicked off recently.
“We have discussed with Hrithik for Kaabil, because the movie has just started shooting. So hopefully we will come out on January 26 or 27, 2017,” he added. Shah Rukh Khan is humbled by the words of appreciation from his colleague Aamir Khan. He says Bollywood’s three Khans -Salman Khan, Aamir and Shah Rukh himself -have fondness for each other, adding that they respect “each other for whatever work” they do.
While praising his colleagues, Aamir had recently said that Salman and Shah Rukh are bigger stars than him. “Between me, Aamir and Salman, I feel Aamir and Salman are bigger stars than me.
Whatever Aamir has said it is out of respect. We respect each other for whatever work we do,” Shah Rukh said here.