This is probably for the first time in years that Shah Rukh Khan has taken such a long break and has no films in hand, as far as acting is concerned. He was last seen in Zero, which released last year on December 21 and failed to win hearts. After Zero, Shah Rukh was supposed to start the shoot of Saare Jahaan Se Achcha, a biopic on Rakesh Sharma but he backed out of it. Ever since then there have been several speculations around his next film.
Every second day there is a report of him starring in a certain film with a certain director but in a recent interview with Rajeev Masand, he quashed all those rumours. Confirming that he has no film in hand, Shah Rukh stated that I keep hearing he’s going to make an announcement on his birthday and that he is a part of this film or that film.
He quipped, “In the speculation, I have done more films than I’ve ever done when I was actually doing them. Every film I am doing.” He went on to state it once and for all, “I have not signed any film as yet.” He then added that he’s been hearing a lot of stories of late, not just for himself but for his production house as well.
Shah Rukh then revealed that he wants to do an action film next. “I don’t know I want to do an action film. Then I want to do a…fun film. So I don’t know, I have not given it a thought. I am okay actually yaar,” he said.
Later, when asked if we can expect an announcement on his birthday on November 2, Shah Rukh gave a ray of hope to his millions and millions of fans by saying, “No, no, it could come tomorrow (the announcement). See even if it comes tomorrow, it’s not a film that I have worked on as yet. I mean I have an idea. I want to do an action film yaar. You know kick some ass, some boxing bit, do some one-liners, ‘Rishte Mein Toh Hum Tumhare Baap Lagte Hain’. But, I don’t know, nobody’s written. Actually, that’s the struggle, nobody writes an action film for me. So, you know, let me just invite this, anyone who has got an action film for me, my Twitter handle is @iamSRK. I read everything. So please send in your scripts, two lines. I’ll already give it to Rajeev to give a critical appraisal of it. If he gives it 4 and a half stars then I am gonna take on to.”