It takes YEARS to build a reputation and a few months to ruin it all, and off late, we have seen an example of that in the form of the diminishing stardom of Shah Rukh Khan, especially after the box office failure of Jab Harry Met Sejal. But, Aanand L Rai believes that he is the man who can rescue King Khan from this phase and set records straight with his upcoming film with him.
Speaking about the same, Aanand L Rai said, “With our film, I know I will rectify his relationship with the audience. I can sense what people are seeking. I will be honest to my craft and will work hard for my audience. I won’t let the reactions to his last films cloud my head right now. I am here to deliver and I will do a damn good job of it. Right now, we are having fun at work and I won’t let anything change that.”
Talking about the pressure post the debacle of Jab Harry Met Sejal, he said, “I filter it (pressure) out, and replace it with excitement. We are aware that his films haven’t worked. It’s there in front of us, we can’t deny that.”
Rai concluded by giving an insight into the troubled mind of Shah Rukh Khan by saying, “Box-office collections don’t affect him as much. Bank account deposits are the last thing on his mind. What affects him is that he might be losing the love of people. Khan saab is a believer, an eternal optimist. He believes in people. Over the years, he trusted many filmmakers and got great returns. And then there are times when you don’t get the expected returns. Such is life! He can’t be blamed for the choices he made because they are straight out of his heart. He isn’t a man of mathematics, he doesn’t think about numbers. He is a pure soul, who will put his trust again on a great project and win his audience back.”
Well, let’s hope that we have similar things to say after coming out of theatres.
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