Aanand L Rai on working with SRK: “I have found a friend, a big brother in him”


Aanand L Rai believes Shah Rukh Khan may have become a superstar, but he is still is the same Delhi boy at heart with humble beginnings. And it was this quality that made him even more endearing for ‘Zero.’

In ‘Zero’, Khan plays a vertically challenged man who travels from Meerut to New York. “I always felt he is a very basic Delhi boy. Whenever I saw him in those valleys of Switzerland, I felt ‘Oh Delhi boy wahan tak pahuch gaya’ (the Delhi boy has achieved great heights). I never felt he didn’t belong there.”

Rai said, “That is the reason why I think he has a great connect in our country because he represents a basic middle class boy who has achieved it,” The movie also reunites the cast of ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ (2012) with Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif featuring in the film, reports Times of India.

Rai and Khan have teamed up for the first time and when asked if the stakes have become higher, the 46-year-old director said, “There were bright chances.” He is, however, relieved to have Khan on board. “Shah Rukh makes me feel so comfortable and makes you feel like he is the most obedient actor you have ever worked with. I have found a friend, a big brother in him. I am enjoying the process and he is letting me fly,” he said.

‘Zero’ is due to release on 21st December.

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