Superstar Shah Rukh Khan today revealed that before he joined the filmdom, he felt he looked like Bollywood actor Kumar Gaurav but at a later stage thought his looks matched that of Hollywood veteran Al Pacino’s.
In his upcoming film ‘Fan’, Khan will be seen playing two roles, one of a superstar Aryan Khanna and his fan Gaurav, who comes across as his lookalike.
“Initially I used to feel I look like Kumar Gaurav (son of Rajendra Kumar)…He was the first star I wanted to meet. I was happy that I looked like someone good like him (Kumar Gaurav). Then after some point, I felt I looked like Al Pacino (an American actor),” Khan told reporters here at the trailer launch of ‘Fan’.
“Now at the age of 50, I feel I look like my father. I am hopeful a time will come when I would feel I look like myself,” he said.
‘Fan’ is the story of Gaurav (Khan) a young man, 20 something, whose world revolves around superstar Aryan Khanna (Khan) or God as he refers to him.
From the bylanes of Delhi, young Gaurav embarks on a journey to the city of dreams, Mumbai, in order to wish his God on his birthday. But when things don’t go according to plan, Gaurav’s love and passion the superstar turns in to a dangerous obsession.
When asked about playing a psychotic obsessive role like ‘Darr’ again in ‘Fan’, SRK said, “No not really…the role (of Gaurav) is different from what one saw me doing in ‘Darr’, ‘Baazigar’. These are anti-hero.”
“In this film, he is not a psychotic lover. It’s the story of a young boy and his love for a superstar,” he said. The ‘Chak De India’ star feels it is not right on his part to dictate or tell his fans how they should be.