Mumbai: Skeptical over another space film and shaken with the failure of ‘Zero’, Shahrukh Khan has now dropped from astronaut Rakesh Sharma’s biopic Saare Jahan Se Achha said writer Anjum Rajabali.
But during the panel discussion on ‘Screenwriters: The Creative Force Powering Indian Cinema’s New Surge’ at FICCI Frames, Anjum, cleared that space angle was not the reason behind the reason he dropped out of the movie.
“If you’re asking me, there was a problem with the script (of ‘Zero’). Himanshu (Sharma, the writer) is a very talented person but things go wrong sometimes.
“I don’t think he said no to ‘Saare Jahan Se Achcha’ because of the space (angle). I think he’s also pretty shaken up, he was banking a lot on that,” Anjum said.
Anjum said she has made an observation where how often makers blame everything else except the script when the film fails.
“This whole practice and culture of postmortem, of analysing what went wrong hasn’t really caught on. What happens then is, there are knee-jerk reactions rather than responses even from the makers,” she added.
“Oh, it (the failure) could be because of the space and hence we put two into two together. Oh it’s because the time wasn’t right, nobody wants to see a star in a disabled person’s role.’ It could also well be that there was a problem with the DNA of the script.”