Shahrukh Khan seems to be on an experimental spree these days. After playing a fan and a gangster, the superstar will be essaying the role of a dwarf in Aanand L.Rai's next film which is slated for a Christmas 2018 release.
While the film is expected to go on the floors by March 2017, the makers have kept the name of their leading lady under wraps. The latest rumour that we have been lately hearing is that Sonam Kapoor might bag this film.
A Box Office Capsule report quoted a source saying, "There have been many contenders for the role, from Katrina Kaif to Deepika Padukone. But, Sonam who has become Aanand's favourite after they worked together in 'Raanjhanaa' is likely to be finalised for the role."
Sonam and Shahrukh have never worked shared screen space in a film before and sometime ago Sonam had even talked about it which created a small controversy. Will things change this time? Guess we will have to wait and watch.
While a major portion of the film will be filmed in Meerut, some parts will reportedly be shot in the US. According to reports, it will be a 15-day schedule across Houston, New York and Atlanta.
Earlier in an interview, Aanand L. Rai was quoted saying, "I always cast an actor based on the demand of the character. Casting Shah Rukh Khan is the demand of the role exactly the way it applied on Dhanush to play Kundan in 'Raanjhnaa' or Kangana Ranaut to play Tanu. It was never about making a film with a superstar."
When asked about Shah Rukh Khan's character, he had said, "All I can promise my audience is that it's a well-crafted story and after watching the film they will understand why Shah Rukh was apt to play the role. As a director I always want my actor to discover something within, and I know it will happen to him as well."