With the release of the much-awaited trailer of Shah Rukh Khan starrer,Fan, releasing yesterday, the anticipation of SRK fans has only increased. It is not the first time that SRK is seen in double role, he has done that in a number of movies, such as Duplicate, Karan Arjun and Om Shanti Om, but what remains to be seen is whether his double role performance in Fan will get him back to his winning ways!
In Fan, SRK is in a double role of a Bollywood superstar named Aryan Khanna, as well as that of the fan of this superstar called Gaurav. Intriguing to say the least. What’s more intriguing is that the not-so-young SRK will play the role of 20 something as Gaurav! The theme of the film is based on fan’s obsession of the superstar or at least that is what the trailer suggests. This obsession slowly grows into superstar fixation and that is when the movie turns creepy. The movie, it seems, revolves around the life of a passionate fan, who is ready to go to any extent and does cross all limits just to gain the attention of his idol.The impressive trailer hints at the fact that SRK has done justice to both the roles, as Gaurav, the obsessed fan and Aryan, as the superstar.
That SRK has proved his mettle in negative roles previously cannot be doubted, what with movies like Darr,Anjaam, Baazigarand Deewana, where he certainly depicted the darker side of the protagonist with aplomb. The decision to star in Fan sees SRK come a full circle to a negative character again.
Directed by Maneesh Sharma of Shuddh Desi Romance and Band Baaja Baraat fame, Fan seems to be an ambitious undertaking, since this movie is not over-the-top romance, but an edge-of-the-seat thriller. It remains to be seen whether this movie will rest on the shoulder of Shahrukh Khan alone all the way or is based on a compelling story line.
Whatever said, the public awaits with baited breath the return of King Khan in a double role and, as the trailer shows, the public also would like to see the exotic shooting locales that take them from Old Delhi to Croatia. The movie is set for release on April 15, 2016.
Fan movie Trailer