Bollywood’s King of Romance, Shah Rukh Khan is in the mood for some adrenaline-pumping action. The actor who was the chief guest at this year’s edition of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), opened up about his future projects in an interview with Rajeev Masand.
The actor was last seen in Aanand L Rai’s Zero alongside Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. However, the film didn’t perform well at the box office. Since then, the actor has not announced a new project.
“I don’t even have a film, I was doing one but it fell out. Normally, I have my next film lined up while am doing one. This time I don’t have any film. I have not signed any film yet but I have been hearing a lot of stories, not just for me but for production as well. I don’t know. I want to do an action film, I want to do a fun film,” the actor said when asked about the kind of stories he is looking out for.
Asked if the break has taught him how to take things forward, he said, “I think I am going to make the same mistakes I have made in the last few years. It’s not going to teach me anything different, won’t give me any perspective. If I got perspective if I was able to differentiate between good and bad, if I could somewhere realize what I actually should be doing to get it right, I think it will get so boring.
It will be like a trope, nonsense.” It was recently reported that his production banner Red Chillies Entertainment had bought the rights to the hit Spanish series La Casa de Papel aka Money Heist and planned to adapt it into a Hindi feature film. The actor said that reports around the Money Heist remake were rumors. Calling himself a “television actor”, Shah Rukh said that he is open to being a part of a Netflix show or film but he has not been offered any yet.
He added that the platform made no difference to him. Shah Rukh was recently awarded an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) by La Trobe University, in recognition of his wide-ranging humanitarian work, including
establishing the Meer Foundation to support and empower women who have survived acid attacks in India.