Confirms a source attached to the film, "Yes, Vinay Pathak is doing this film called SRK and he also plays the title role. However, the name that he shares with Shahrukh Khan is just coincidental. The film has nothing to do with the superstar since Vinay's SRK stands for Shivaji Ramchandra Khote!"
Oh, so that's the mystery behind the name! Who are the other people attached to the film? "Manoj Joshi, who has been a regular with Priyadarshan and Madhur Bhandarkar and has acted in practically all their films during last 6-7 years, plays Vinay's father", adds the source, "The film also stars Rituaparna Sengupta and Dilip Prabhavalkar in key roles."
The film is produced by Warner Bros. and has first timer Ajay Varma at the helm of direction. Apparently, the film is a Malayalam remake. The film mainly deals with situational humour instead of being an out and out comedy.
Says Manoj Joshi, "The film is quite a prestigious outing and comes with a lot of depth. It has been good working with Ajay Varma. He is not a novice in filmmaking and has earlier edited films like Shikhar, My Wife's Murder and Jai Santoshi Maa."
Apart from SRK, some of the other films in which Vinay Pathak would be seen in coming months are Via Darjeeling, Straight, Raat Gayi Baat Gayi, Kachcha Limboo, Mumbai Cutting and Bheja Fry 2.