Published On: Tue, Mar 1st, 2016

Shah Rukh’s Double Role in Fan was Physically Challenging

First, we saw the two teasers of Shah Rukh Khan starring film ‘Fan’. And then, released the first song of the film ‘Jabra’ and I must say it was outstanding. With this, excitement level of the increased and everyone was waiting for the official trailer of the film. And now, when the trailer has launched, it has spread magic. The trailer of the film so dramatic and amazing, that I am watching it over and over again.

When Shah Rukh Khan was approached to tell something about the film, he said that playing double in the film was quite challenging for him physically. Shah Rukh is playing the role of a superstar Aryan Khanna and his lookalike fan Gaurav in the film.

Shah Rukh’s Double Role in Fan was Physically Challenging

Shah Rukh Khan said, “It was a very physically challenging film. It was physically challenging to do a double role. It was more challenging as at this age I had to play a 24-year-old boy, have his energy, and then I had another part to play of a superstar.” He added, “It was a difficult character to play. But the team helped me and made it easy for me. We have tried to keep it normal and simple.”

Shah Rukh Khan also told that he had to work hard on his looks to get into his character of Gaurav in the film. He said, “We had to put make-up and initially it used to take six hours. Later, after some practice, it took two-and-half to three hours.”


Shah Rukh Khan said that he has never put an image of him in front of his fans and that he has always been normal. He said, “I am never bothered about how I am. I wear stardom like T-shirt, not like Tuxedo (suit).”

The film has been directed by Maneesh Sharma. It is a story of a superstar and his fan who looks extremely like him. The film is not only the story of a die-hard fan and his idol. Rather it is story of the love of a fan for his idol that converts into dangerous obsession.

Shah Rukh Khan said, “People keep saying that I do the same acting for the past 25 years, even the critics say that. But I have tried to be different with this film.” He added, “It’s an unusual story. Some people may like it, some may not. I can’t please everyone. We have tried our best to give something different and interesting. We hope people enjoy both the characters.”

There are not going to be any songs in the film except the promotional title track, ‘Jabra’. He said, “I was injured and still did Jabra Fan song. There are no songs in the film, except one. I told Maneesh to put an item song, but he refused. It’s a pure experience of story-telling. It’s a new way.”

Maneesh had made his debut as a director in the film industry with the 2010 film ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’. Shah Rukh and Maneesh have been working on the idea of ‘Fan’ since a very long time. He said, “I felt it’s the most difficult film as it’s not a double role. He is a lookalike. I was working on Chennai Express, that time Maneesh and I met at YRF (studio) and thought of working on this film (Fan).”

He added, “Initially we did not have the technology, but today we have. We have visual effects and all. First time when he (Maneesh) narrated me the story, I felt we can’t make it as that time we did not have that much technology.” About the script, he said, “The script is mind-blowing. It’s a different story and we hope people like and enjoy it.”

Watch the Tralier of Shah Rukh Khan starring ‘Fan’

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