Shahrukh Khan, who has been part of multi-starrers like Dilwale, Happy New Year, Om Shanti Om and Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham, says, "There are so many characters - from dadi to nana/nani in certain popular films I played - blockbusters/happy go lucky ones which demand such a (ensemble) cast.''
SRK further added, ''There is no special reason. And as an actor I can't play two roles. Why (even) for an artistic film like Chak de there was an ensemble cast. It had 25 actors."