Shah Rukh Khan was supposed to work in Saare Jahan Se Accha, the biopic on Rakesh Sharma after his last film Zero!
Everyone has been eagerly waiting for the superstar Shah Rukh Khan to announce his next film after his last release Zero. He was earlier supposed to start Saare Jahan Se Accha, the biopic on Rakesh Sharma. However, the actor walked out of the project.
During a recent panel discussion at FICCI, the writer Anjum Rajbali was asked about the actor opting out of his film. He said, “If you’re asking me, there was a problem with the script (of Zero). Himanshu (writer Himanshu Sharma) is a very talented person but things go wrong sometimes,” adding, “I don’t think he said no to Saare Jahan Se Achcha because of the space (angle). I think he’s also pretty shaken up, he was banking a lot on that.”
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Saying that the makers often blame the script when a film fails, he added, “This whole practice and culture of postmortem, of analysing what went wrong hasn’t really caught on. What happens then is, there are knee-jerk reactions rather than responses even from the makers.”
“Oh, it (the failure) could be because of the space and hence we put two into two together. Oh it’s because the time wasn’t right, nobody wants to see a star in a disabled person’s role. It could also well be that there was a problem with the DNA of the script,” said the writer.
Rajbali also said that sometimes if a script goes wrong, then the film is not able to connect with the audience even if it has a good idea, a good director and an attractive starcast.
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