A few days ago, Shah Rukh Khan revealed plans to announce his next project in June, however, in a U-turn on his decision, the superstar has stepped away from the news.
Khan has been linked to various projects including Rakesh Sharma’s biopic, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film, the third instalment of ‘Don’ and a Netflix show. It was at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Film Festival in China that Khan confirmed that the announcement of his next film was fairly imminent. He said, “I think I will take the decision for the next film that I am going to do by June.”
In a complete change of heart, Khan backtracked on his decision saying, “I have no film with me right now. I am not working on any film. Usually what happens is when your one film is coming to an end, you begin work on your next film and I get involved within 3-4 months. But this time I am just not feeling like…My heart doesn’t allow me to..I just felt that I should rather take time out, watch films, listen to stories and read more books. Even my kids are in their college stage…my daughter is going to college and my son is about to finish his studies. So I just want to spend more time with my family.”
He added, “I think yesterday I said somewhere that I’ll be announcing my film in June. I will actually not even decide in June. I’ll do it whenever I genuinely feel like. I act only when I feel like from the bottom of my heart. And right now, mera dil nahi kar raha. Many are narrating stories, I have heard about 15-20 stories. I have even liked 2 or 3 stories out of them but I have not decided when will I be doing it because I feel the moment I take a decision, I’ll have to start working on films and then I won’t get to come to Beijing (smiles). I’ll just get consumed by the film…So at least for 2-4 months I might not do anything. There are a few good stories but I have not taken a decision emotionally. Mentally they are very nice and I know it but emotionally I haven’t decided anything as yet.”