Took a chance with Fan: SRK
Shah Rukh Khan, 50, in his over 20 year-long career has given several blockbusters to the industry. But some of his films like Swades and Chak De! India did not do good business at the box-office as compared to his other commercial films. The Dilwale star appreciates filmmakers who come up with novel ideas.
“While (we) were making Swades, I had told Ashutosh Gowariker (film director) that hope you know this film will not make much business as the other (commercial) films do. But he had the guts to make a film like Swades with a star like me,” he said.
“I think this is what we should celebrate. When a new kind of filmmaker comes, and makes something different with new people as he doesn’t have access to others (stars), I really appreciate that. I think it is more appreciated when an established director, producer, star does something unusual like FAN,” he added. The My Name Is Khan star says he chooses to do different stuff on screen as it excites him. According to SRK, there are two types of audience, “There is thinking and talking audience that sees world cinema and assumes our cinema should reach there soon. Then there is an audience in the heartland of the country which believes still in values and thoughts and entertainment in certain way,” said Khan. According to SRK if a film starts discussion then it means it is interesting. “When you discuss a film later, it means it has left an impact on you. Some people said the second half is not good. But this is how we felt the story (of FAN) should have been and narrated it that way,” he added. The 50-year-old, has recently labelled 22-yr-old Dipa Karmakar as the “pride of the nation”.
“Finally our own Nadia Comaneci (a former Romanian gymnast). Dipa Karmakar you are the pride of our Nation. Your achievements inspire us. Thanks little one,” the Dilwale star wrote on the photograph of the gymnast.