Bollywood"s King Khan Shahrukh once played the emperor Ashoka in
one of his films. Now he may essay the character of an Awadh king.
The actor is in talks with a Paris-based Indian filmmaker Vijay
Singh, who is planning to make a film on an 18th century love
Singh is keen to rope SRK fin for the challenging role of the
Nawab of Awadh Naseeruddin Haidar who was supposed to romance a
British girl. Singh is known for making some critically acclaimed
feature films such as One Dollar Curry and Jaya
Ganga. The movie titled The Opium Symphony is based
on Singh"s book titled 'Whirlpool of Shadows".
In an interview, Vijay Singh said, “I had a meeting with
Shahrukh regarding this film and he liked the script. So, I am
going to approach him to essay the role of Nawab, who was the ruler
of Awadh from 1826-36. The Nawab was fond of a British girl but
their love was not in favor of the opium traders at that time."
If Shahrukh signs the movie, we can see him as a king on screen
for the second time!