Shahrukh Khan is one actor who started off his career with negative roles but his destiny led him to be the biggest superstar the country has ever witnessed. Having shown his performance range in antagonist roles in films like Baazigar, Darr and Anjaam, Shahrukh is now keen to do another negative role that satisfies him as an actor. Sometimes negative roles turn out to be well written and meaty than the protagonist roles - Finest example being the iconic Gabbar Singh in Sholay.
When quizzed about playing an anti-hero in films again, Shahrukh said, "Yes, I am all for it, I would like to do it. Though I have been told many a time not to do it because children like me. But it's a role and yes, I would like to do it."
Shahrukh thinks that even though this film may not make it to the 100-crore club, it would be satisfying for the actor in him. The point of accepting such a role is to widen your horizons as an actor. Even though playing the villain is not a new territory for Shahrukh, this time it is going to be a lot more different because things have changed so much in the industry now. Indian filmmakers have already proved that they can make films that turn heads in foreign film festivals.
Recently, India's offbeat film circle celebrated Martin Scorsese's letter to Anurag Kashyap praising latter's gangster film Gangs of Wasseypur. In this changed scenario, Shahrukh deserves a landmark villain role that can capture the attention of directors in international film festivals. This must be a movie that doesn't fall into the category of run of the mill Shahrukh movies.
Shahrukh clarified about his dream of playing the villain while he attended the launch of Deanne Panday's fitness book "Shut Up and Train", "It may not be commercially very befitting, it may not enter the clubs. But as an actor, I would like to do it. It's been a long time." Well, some consider his roles in films like Don and Don 2 as negative, but the interesting fact is that Shahrukh himself doesn't consider them as real negative roles. He said Don has been stylised and is beautiful, it is hardly like a negative role. I would really like to try a proper negative role".
Shahrukh is now busy doing Farah Khan's film Happy New Year.