After his flop pairing with Anushka Sharma in Imtiaz Ali’s super flop Jab Harry Met Sejal, Shah Rukh has delivered another devastating dud with the same leading lady. Which makes his close friends wonder, why the same mistake again?
Says a director-friend with whom SRK has worked more than once, “When his onscreen partnership with Anushka didn’t work once why return to it twice in a row?”
Apparently, SRK had expressed his reservations. But director Aanand Rai insisted on Anushka.
Damage done, one hears of some serious repair job going on at Mannat(Shah Rukh Khan’s residence).
Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma
His team apparently sees a pattern in his recent setbacks.
“The recent flops are all directed by directors with whom Shah Rukh has worked for the first time: Gauri Shinde in Dear Zindagi which was an average success, Maneesh Sharma in Fan and Imtiaz Ali in Jab Harry Met Sejal, both flops. In the light of his failure to jell with first-time directors Shah Rukh ’s decision to play astronaut Rakesh Sharma in Sare Jahan Se Achcha has been revoked,” says the well-informed source.
The film to be directed by Mahesh Mathai whom SRK has never worked with before. After his string of failure with untried directors, King Khan doesn’t want to take another risk at this crucial juncture of his career.
Says a source close to the development, “Shah Rukh has politely opted out of Sare Jahan Se Achcha. He has informed the producer Siddharth Roy Kapoor. Instead, he will now step into the safe zone with Farhan Akhtar. Yes, Shah Rukh is doing Don 3 directed by Farhan.”
No more experimental roles for King Khan.