Shah Rukh Khan is a gutsy actor: Aanand L. Rai


The hype for Shah Rukh Khan’s next film, Zero has already begun to build up. He will be seen in the role of a vertically challenged man in the film.

Director Aanand L. Rai, speaking to a leading daily, on Khan said, “I think he is a very gutsy actor from day one, he has always taken up challenges; and that is the reason I am with him. As a director, you should be prepared to take him on a journey and explore such a superstar. He says yes to subjects that are extraordinary and puts himself in a space that is new, yet different.”

He also added that he is highly impressed with Shah Rukh’s performance in the film. “This is a blessing that I got to work on a film like this with him. I am happy. He is an intelligent person to play this role. Who else can do this and get into the skin of a character like this? It is tough to take away those two feet, flamboyance, grace and still say ‘let’s romance’.”

“In a decade’s time, he will do so much as an actor but as a visionary, he will take the Indian cinema ahead. He doesn’t think like just as an actor. Do expect a lot of newer things as an actor. He has got great plans,” continued Rai.

About Salman Khan’s cameo in the film Rai said, “It is a part of the story and it has not been done to increase or give the film a scale. The cameo parts are not done for the sake of it, they have been used (well). There is a reason for them to be a part of the film. They (the appearances) are not structured. It was a delight to have all of them in the film.”

According to reports, many Bollywood stars will have cameo appearance in the film.