Shah Rukh Khan will play a dwarf in Aanand L Rai’s next. The actor will be reuniting with his ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ co-stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the film.
This is SRK and Anushka’s fourth film together, after they acted in ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’, ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ and ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’.
According to a report in Pinkvilla, a source said, “While everyone knows that Shah Rukh is playing a dwarf in the film, only the unit and cast know that SRK actually has a double role in the movie. While one of them is a dwarf, the other is an average, regular kind of a common man and he is again played by Shah Rukh. The star will play his usual charming, romantic self in that role as we get to see him sing and dance. Both characters are completely different from each other, strongly performance-oriented and both the leading ladies get a chance to romance SRK. They have equal lengths in the films and hence they signed up for the film. Anushka will romance the normal guy while Katrina will romance the dwarf. It’s not an experimental film at all but about friendships and love. Shah Rukh has made a five-minute clip of the film and shown it to some of his close friends in B-Town and all have been raving about it.”
Shah Rukh has played a double role in films ‘Karan Arjun’, ‘Don’, ‘Duplicate’, ‘Ra.One’ and ‘Om Shanti Om’. So seeing SRK essaying two characters is no new thing.
The shooting of the film began from May this year and has been slotted for a December 21, 2018, release. VFX is an important part of the film because of Shah Rukh’s dwarf character and there will be holes drilled on the platform into which the actor will get into keeping his height short as well as props.
However, Aanand L Rai when contacted said, “It’s not true. Shah Rukh does not have a double role in my film.”