Shah Rukh Khan’s performance is the USP of Zero: Aanand L Rai


Director Aanand L Rai, who unveiled the title of his Shah Rukh Khan starrer Monday evening, said that the film Zero celebrates incompleteness in people.

SRK will be portraying to the role of a dwarf in the movie. The film also stars Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif.

“I wanted to celebrate Zero, I wanted to celebrate the incompleteness in people. There is nothing great in being a complete person. There is a beauty to incompleteness. We all are humans and ‘Zero’ comes from there,” Rai said.

The actor and the director took to the social media to give a sneak peak into the movie.

Rai said they are still in the middle of making the film but decided to unveil the title on popular demand as there was a lot of curiosity surrounding Shah Rukh’s role. “Though we are one year away from the release, the film is already getting so much love. So Khan sahab and I decided to give something to fans. It is purely out of the love and affection that we are getting from the fans.”

“They (fans) are carrying an image in their mind and it is not exactly what we have in the film. When we were working on it we did not know it (dwarf part) will look this way. I want to replace that image with the right image. The film’s USP (unique selling point) is Shah Rukh’s performance,” he added.

The film is set to be released on December 21. Rai promised that they will keep sharing details about the film at regular intervals. “There should be a synergy between the makers and the audience. I don’t want to create a gap. I need encouragement from the audience as you feel positive at work. It is very hectic but it is keeping us happy.”

The teaser starts with adjectives like paagal (mad), aashiq (lover), makaar (schemer), shayar (poet), which hints at the various shades of SRK’s part in the movie. Rai said Shah Rukh is a “sure” actor and likes to keep things on edge.

“I think I can do something like this only with a great actor like Shah Rukh. He is a very sure actor, he knows what he is doing and getting into. He has got a maker in him and likes to put things on edge and this is a brilliant thing.

“I can ask for anything from this actor. With words like ‘pagal’, ‘shayar’ and ‘aashiq’…I think this is how we are in real life, a combination of different emotions.”