Shahrukh, who is currently working for an untitled film by YRF, wishes to play a role of a Shakespearan character under Vishal Bharadwaj's direction. "Shah Rukh clearly told producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Vishal Bharadwaj that he didn't want to work on another love story. He is already doing a romantic film with Yash Chopra and so, to go straight into the romantic space again seems redundant. Shah Rukh suggested that he go into the Maqbool-Omkara space with Vishal," a source said.
It seems the Bollywood Baadshah is on a complete mood to throw an open challenge to Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan's Omkara, that was based on Shakespeare's Macbeth. "Shah Rukh loved what Vishal did with Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan in Omkara. This will be Bhardwaj's third Shakespearean adaptation. In the past, the director based his films Maqbool and Omkara on Shakespeare's Macbeth and Othello respectively," said the source.