Shahrukh Khan’s dwarf film finally has a name. The movie has been titled ‘Zero’ and will release near Christmas this year.
The studio released a quirky teaser where SRK, in his dwarf avatar, dances to old Bollywood songs.
The adjectives used in the teaser such as ‘paagal’ (cray), ‘aashiq’ (lover), ‘shaayar’ (poet), ‘makkar’ (fraud), mental, among many others, will give you some idea about the characters Shah Rukh could portray in the film.
The original song is “Humko tumpe pyaar aaya” from the movie ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile’ which had Shashi Kapoor in the lead.
Katrina and Anushka confirmed for Shah Rukh Khan’s dwarf film
Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif will be the heroines in Shah Rukh Khan’s much spoken about dwarf drama, directed by Aanand L Rai.
“When you get an opportunity to work with actors like these, you don’t want to miss it. All three characters have a newness about them. The film is not a rom-com or a pure love story. It’s about new-age relationships. I can’t talk about Katrina’s or Anushka’s characters. While everyone knows that SRK plays a dwarf, there’s a lot more to it than just that,” said director Aanand L Rai.
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) June 1, 2017
Deepika Padukone was being considered for Aanand L Rai’s next film opposite SRK. But to the disappointment of many, Deepika had to walk out of the film because her dates were clashing with her other project – Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, with alleged beau Ranveer Singh. Since she had already committed her dates to SLB’s historical, she had to say no to Aanand L Rai.
later, even Alia Bhatt was unable to say yes to Shahrukh’s film because of unavailability of dates. It seems Alia didn’t want to say no to SRK, because SRK had been extremely gracious in doing nothing more than a supporting role in Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi, with the actress. She explained the situation to mentor Karan Johar, and on his advice, Alia went to SRK’s bungalow mannat (along with Reshma Shetty) and showed him all her dates. Shahrukh was glad that Alia had taken the step to explain her situation to him.
So can we expect some cat fight between the two leading ladies? Unfortunately no!
Even though Anushka and Katrina are in the same film, they won’t be seen in the same frame onscreen. “There is something that keeps them glued to each other. The story is such that one enters when the other leaves,” says the director.
Shah Rukh Khan’s dwarf film will be ‘expensive’, budget may touch Rs. 150 cr.
While small budget movies are more than happy to make 100 crores at the box-office nowadays, big budget movies (featuring the top actors) have to aim for much higher. Its because a movie itself costs more than 100 crores to make .
Shah Rukh Khan’s dwarf film is expected to cost around Rs. 150 crore, as per industry insiders.
— Red Chillies Ent (@RedChilliesEnt) January 30, 2017
VFX is going to be the most expensive part of the film. Extensive VFX will be required to make Shah Rukh Khan look a dwarf. Besides, Shahrukh injuries keep recurring, his knee injury is making it difficult for SRK to be on his knees, so more scenes will have to be done with VFX.
International special effects experts will work together with Red Chillies VFX team for the dwarf film.
Director Anand L. Rai had directed Tanu weds Manu (starring Kangana Ranaut).