Aditya Chopra & Shahrukh Khan's friendship has come a long way! We all know that as an actor, Shahrukh got recognised for playing a negative character in Darr and later, Aditya Chopra's Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge gave birth to the Superstar!
Writer and film-maker Samar Khan's book on the actor's life, SRK: 25 Years of A Life, is all set to release tomorrow (November 9, 2016) and it has shocking details about Shahrukh Khan's relationship with Aditya Chopra & Yash Chopra during SRK's initial days in the tinsel town.
Here're Few Excerpts From The Book..
'Neither Dad, Nor I Liked Shahrukh Khan'
Aditya Chopra reveals, "Just like the character of Raj, my relationship with Shahrukh has also evolved over the last two decades. When we cast him for Darr, to be honest, neither dad, nor I really liked him."
'Neither Of Us Were Very Impressed'
"He was working on Rakesh Roshan's King Uncle then and we had managed to get our hands on the reel of some footage. Neither of us were very impressed but somehow, maybe because everyone kept rejecting the negative part, we ended up signing him," reveals Aditya in the book.
'SRK Doesn't Laugh Whole-heartedly'
"Over the years, as a producer, a director and a friend, I have seen Shahrukh perform multiple characters and portray all kinds of emotions. But I've always felt, and still feel that Shahrukh doesn't laugh whole-heartedly," reveals Aditya Chopra.
'His Laughter Always A Bit Hollow, A Bit Fake'
"His laughter never reaches his eyes. Somehow, it's always a bit hollow, a bit fake. I think that maybe that has something to do with the fact that he lost his parents very early in life. I don't think he ever got over that loss."
'He Is The Best Actor In The Whole World'
"As an actor, I think he is the best actor in the whole world and that we've seen only 10 per cent of his talent. That 90 per cent is still to come and blow us away..."
'You’ve Seen SRK The Superstar, Now See SRK The Actor'
As a film-maker and a friend, I hope that soon, he is offered roles that tap into the remaining 90 per cent. l hope I can give him roles that tell the world, "You've seen Shahrukh the superstar, now see Shah Rukh the actor."
On the work front, Aditya Chopra is gearing up for his upcoming film, Befikre. The film casts Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor in the lead roles. As you all know, Aditya Chopra has always considered SRK as a part of his family, we had also heard that Aditya took SRK's suggestion, before casting Ranveer in the film.
A source very close to the project had revealed, "It's a love story that needs a younger pair. Adi even spoke to Shahrukh before signing Ranveer. I believe SRK will make a guest appearance in Befikre. Just like Kajol does a bit role in all of Karan Johar's films or maybe it is just wishful thinking on our part."